Mayo footballers vote no confidence in joint managers - reports

Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly led county to Connacht win and All-Ireland semi-finals

Mayo football is in turmoil with local media reporting that players have voted 'no confidence' in joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly after just one season in charge.

Both the Mayo News - 'Future of Mayo senior management uncertain' - and Connaught Telegraph - 'Mayo GAA engulfed in crisis' - lead their front pages with these reports.

The county lost the All-Ireland semi-final replay to eventual champions Dublin earlier this month but in July had retained the Connacht championship, won in the previous four seasons under former manager James Horan.

It was the fourth successive championship that the county had been eliminated by the season’s All-Ireland winners.


Rumours of player unrest were in circulation on the weekend of the All-Ireland final and Tuesday’s reports have confirmed as much.

Seán Moran

Seán Moran

Seán Moran is GAA Correspondent of The Irish Times