As you’ll probably have seen by now, this report in the Mayo News confirms that, following a meeting of the County Board last night, there are seven declared candidates for the vacant post of Mayo senior football manager. At last night’s meeting, Tommy Carr and Tommy Lyons (the ex-Offaly and Dublin manager, not the ex-Ballina one) were added to a list that already includes James Horan, Denis Kearney, John Maughan, Anthony McGarry and Mick O’Dwyer.
The next step in the process is that each of the seven will be asked to submit details concerning the cut of their jibs, specifically how they’d plan to go about the job, who’d be on their backroom team and so forth. The seven will be expected to provide this “in document form” (we’ve moved on from letters, it seems) and a sub-committee comprising the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer has been tasked with perusing the documents and reporting back to County Board delegates before any interviews take place. Candidates have been given two weeks to put together their proposals for the Gang of Four.
Seeing as we now have a shortlist (albeit a long enough one), I thought it might be an idea to re-test the waters on who should get the gig and so I’ve stuck up a new poll on the issue. Have at it.
The other bit of news from last night’s meeting is that Ray Dempsey and Tony Duffy were both ratified as U21 and minor manager respectively for another year. Best of luck in your endeavours in 2011, lads.