It was announced by Mayo GAA just now that Kevin McStay has been appointed as the new Mayo manager. The Ballina native was one of four candidates nominated for the position and he succeeds James Horan in the role. He’s been appointed for an initial period of four years.
As was revealed some weeks ago, the core backroom team assembled by the new manager comprises former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford, former Mayo coach Donie Buckley, ex-Belmullet manager Damien Mulligan and current Belmullet manager Liam McHale. The composition of the wider backroom team will, no doubt, be revealed in due course.
Now that the appointment process is over – completed, it should be noted, ahead of schedule and with a minimum of fuss – it’s only right and proper to acknowledge all of the candidates who put their names forward for the job and to the proposed backroom teams they assembled. As a county, we’re fortunate to have had a choice among a number of high calibre management teams and a tough choice it must have been to pick one over the other.
That decision has now been made, with Kevin McStay appointed as the new manager of the county’s Senior football team. Mayo supporters everywhere will no doubt welcome the new man’s appointment and wish him and his colleagues every success in the role over the coming years.