Okay, time is pushing on – we’re almost midway through October and so filling the vacancy for the position of Mayo senior football manager is becoming an increasingly urgent issue to sort. This Thursday evening the draw for next year’s provincial championships will be made and so the sooner we get the new manager in place to start the planning that needs to be done for 2016, the better.
Various names have been touted for the post in the days since Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly stepped down. James Horan and Stephen Rochford are the two who have been mentioned most, with John Maughan another possibility (albeit a fairly distant one) should the County Board opt to appoint someone within the county.
If it’s an external candidate then the names being mentioned most are Jim McGuinness and Jack O’Connor. Another external option – though one who must surely be regarded as one of our own at this stage – would be Donie Buckley.
There are, I know, other names but I’d be more than a little surprised if the man (and surely we will opt for a single man in charge this time round) who is appointed isn’t one of the those names above.
So, then, which one of the six would you like it to be? Time to vote on it.
Who would you like to see become the next Mayo manager?
- Stephen Rochford (29%, 215 Votes)
- Jim McGuinness (20%, 149 Votes)
- James Horan (19%, 139 Votes)
- John Maughan (16%, 120 Votes)
- Donie Buckley (9%, 66 Votes)
- Jack O'Connor (8%, 60 Votes)
Total Voters: 779