Mayo GAA have now published some details about the process for appointing James Horan’s successor as manager of the Mayo Senior football team – that’s here.
Nominations are now open for the post and the deadline for submitting names is Friday, 29th July at 6pm. All nominations need to be accompanied by written confirmation from nominees that they’re happy for their names to go forward. It’s not clear who can submit nominations but I assume it’s the clubs.
The plan then is to provide all duly nominated candidates with an application form, which all sounds a bit 20th century but there you go. Presumably, once completed application forms have been perused, interviews will follow leading to the appointment of the new manager.
So the process is underway and, with a fair wind, you’d expect it to be wrapped up at some point in August. Let’s hope it all runs smoothly and that it results in the best possible appointment, given where we stand in the wake of this year’s inter-county campaign and where we all want to get to over the next few years.