I’m a bit late to the party on this one, I know, but the news is still worthy of recording here all the same. The news in question being confirmation of Ray Dempsey’s proposed backroom team should he be appointed as the next Mayo manager.
Michael Gallagher had the details of the Knockmore man’s management team in today’s Mayo News (paper and digital variants) and so too did Colm Keys in this morning’s Irish Independent (here). That latter piece also contains a handy recap on the proposed backroom teams assembled by the other three candidates who are in the frame for the position.
Ray’s proposed team comprises Oisín McConville, former Kerry goalkeeper Declan O’Keeffe, Enda Gilvarry, Keith Higgins and James Burke. As well as that core team, Knockmore clubmate Kevin O’Neill and Terry Kennedy, who has done coaching work with Knockmore, could also be involved, as could Daniel Kilgallon, Athletics Ireland’s National Sprints Coordinator and head relay coach. Martin Barrett, a selector with James Horan in 2019, could have a role within the proposed set-up as well.
Now that all four candidates and their proposed core management teams have been confirmed, the way is finally clear to hold a poll on the next Mayo manager. I’ll put this up on the blog later on this evening.