Trevor Mortimer has been appointed Mayo captain for the forthcoming championship campaign, taking over the role from Ronan McGarritty (see Setanta’s story here). The combative Shrule/Glencorrib man made his Mayo debut at the start of 2000 – in a league match against Clare down in Kilmihil in February, to be exact – and this means that, apart from James Nallen and David Heaney, he’s the longest serving member of the current playing panel. He’s been, mercifully, free of injury so far this year, after three years which were blighted by injury and, as a result, he has played a prominent part in the recently concluded league campaign.
Trevor follows in the footsteps of big brother Kenneth, who was Mayo captain ten years ago, and I think he’s an excellent choice of skipper. There have been hints in the league campaign of a harder edge to the team (new rules notwithstanding) and Trevor will certainly be no shrinking violet in his new role as leader on the field. His first appearance as captain will, of course, be our opening championship fixture against New York on Sunday week.
All the best in the new role Trev – just continue your well-established policy of taking no prisoners!