Photo: Irish Times
Okay, it’s out officially – the story broken overnight by the Mayo News and the Connaught Telegraph that a majority of the players met on All-Ireland final weekend and passed a vote of no confidence in Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes. Notice of this vote was, according to Mike Finnerty who was speaking on RTÉ radio just now, given to Noel and Pat at the weekend.
This is obviously an enormously significant development in a story that has been bubbling under for weeks, with talk of disenchantment in the squad stretching back months. It’s one that could, but hopefully won’t, run for some time and how it’s resolved is sure to have very far-reaching consequences for Mayo GAA.
I can’t, however, dwell any further on it just now – pesky work, real life and all that are getting in the way at the minute – but will post something a bit more considered later. In the meantime, I want to appeal to people commenting to stick to the facts that are out there (I’ve already this morning had to delete one potentially libellous comment) and keep all commentary fair to everyone – management, players and County Board – who are in the eye of this storm right now.