The Mayo News reported yesterday (here) that the search for a new manager of the county’s camogie team has been brought to a successful conclusion. Colum O’Meara, from Killimor in Galway, is the new appointee and he takes up the reins straight away ahead of the start of the Camogie League campaign the weekend after next.
Under former manager Jimmy Lyons, the county made a very successful return to the inter-county scene after a long absence. Nancy Murray Cup and League Division 4 title winners, camogie in the county is now very much on the up and so it was imperative that a suitable successor to Jimmy Lyons was found.
Only a few weeks ago, Mayo Camogie sounded the alarm about the need to appoint a new manager without delay, as otherwise it was feared that the county might have to withdraw from inter-county action this year. That would have been a disaster, in light of all the great progress made over the last few years.
Happily such a scenario is no longer a worry as, under Colum O’Meara’s stewardship, the county camogie team can instead look forward to the start of League action on the 24th of this month. The best of luck to Colum and his charges for the year ahead.