There was a County Board meeting on tonight, with a few issues of interest down for discussion. It’s usually after the event before details of what gets debated at County Board meetings are clarified but a stream of tweets from @MayoGAA kept the wider world informed about what was going on this evening.
While all the talk on street corners the last while has been about the management of the senior team, it was the managerial positions at minor and U21 levels for the coming year that were debated at tonight’s meeting.
The U21 selection process took an interesting twist with the announcement that former senior (and U21) manager John Maughan had joined Michael Solan and Anthony McGarry on the shortlist for the job. All three candidates will, I guess, now go forward for interview for the position.
On the minor manager job, Enda Gilvarry let it be known that he was interested in continuing in the role and, following a discussion on whether or not he should be reappointed or if alternative nominations for the post should be sought, the meeting decided that Enda should once again be ratified in the role for 2016. His backroom team for next year will comprise Pat Kelly (Kilmaine), Brian McLoughlin (Burrishoole), Daniel Forde (Ballycastle) and Damien Gavin (Swinford).
There was also some debate at the meeting about the allocation of tickets for the semi-final but that issue is well below my boredom threshold right now. We didn’t get enough or didn’t get them soon enough. Or they weren’t the right colour. Or something like that.
And Aido’s tweet? I can’t shed any light on that one either – cryptic clue-decoding was never a strong suit of mine, I’m afraid.