Mike Solan

  • As the Mayo under 20's prepare to face Derry in Carrick on Shannon in a historic All Ireland semi-final - a game which you can hear live on Midwest Radio with thanks to Salamancas Tapas Bar - we got the views of manager Mike Solan, free scoring full forward Ross Egan as well as marauding half back Paul Lambert. You can watch the interviews back now and don't forget to tune in from 4pm on Saturday for the full game live on Midwest Radio.

  • # MidwestRadioSport can reveal that 2016 All Ireland under 21 winning manager Mike Solan has been nominated for the post of the Mayo Senior Football manager by Ballaghaderreen GAA club.

    Solan guided Mayo to the first ever Connacht U20 this year with comprehensive victories over Leitrim and Roscommon before edging past Derry in the All Ireland semi-final. Mayo's run ended at the hands of Kildare in the final in Croke Park. Solan's name joins that of Westport GAA manager James Horan in the hat for the position. Horan, it is believed, was nominated by his home club, Ballintubber.

    The Mayo Co Board Executive has yet to announce plans for how to proceed with the appointment of the new manager, making it unclear as to the timeline for when the man to replace Stephen Rochford will be announced.

  • Mayo are through to the Connacht Under-20 Football final following last night's 1-25 to 1-6 win over Sligo in Castlebar.

    The defending champions will face Galway in next Wednesday's final in Tuam.

    Galway beat Roscommon by 17-points to 1-7 in Kiltoom.

    Mayo controlled proceedings last night from the outset and led by ten points at the break.

    Evan O’Brien was the star of the show kicking six points from midfield with corner forward Tommy Conroy executing five terrific scores.

    Sligo missed a penalty on 26 minutes but the Mayo defence put in a solid display to run out convincing 19 point winners with their goal coming from Oisin Mullin on 56 minutes.

    Aidan Orme and Stephen McGreal accounted for three points each, with a brace from from both Paddy Goldrick and Gavin Durcan. John Gallagher, Paul Towey, Mark Moran and Nathan Moran all got a point each as well.

    Mayo finished the game with 14 men after substitute Nathan Moran was shown a black card in the 58th minute, by which stage they had used up all their allowed substitutions. 

    Sligo’s goal came from Sean Carroll but it wasn’t enough to derail the defending Connacht Champions who will now face Galway in Tuam Stadium next Wednesday night at 7.30pm.

  • The Mayo U20's host Sligo this evening in the semi-finals of the Connacht GAA U20 football championship in Elvery's MacHale Park at 7.30pm.

    Manager Mike Solan in his fourth year in charge will be hoping to add to the Connacht titles won in 2016 & 2018. The winner of this game will play either Roscommon or Galway in next week's final.

    1. Jamie McNicholas - Kiltimagh
      2. Jack Coyne - Ballyhaunis
      3. Rory Brickenden - Westport
      4. Oisin Mullin - Kilmaine
      5. Aaron McDonnell - Ballinrobe
      6. Conor Beirne - Breaffy
      7. Eoghan McLaughlin - Westport
      8. Evan O’Brien - Ballinrobe
      9. Gavin Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
      10. John Gallagher - Mayo Gaels
      11. Paul Towey - Charlestown
      12. Paddy Goldrick - Charlestown
      13. Aiden Orme - Knockmore
      14. Stephen McGreal - Claremorris
      15. Tommy Conroy - The Neale

     

  • The Mayo U20's head to Tuam this evening to face Galway in the Connacht U20 Final.

    Manager Mike Solan will be looking to win his 3rd Connacht title in four years following wins in 2016 & 2018.

    Following a big win over Sligo last week it's no surprise he has named an unchanged team for this evening' final.

    1. Jamie McNicholas - Kiltimagh
    2. Jack Coyne - Ballyhaunis
    3. Rory Brickenden - Westport
    4. Oisin Mullin - Kilmaine
    5. Aaron McDonnell - Ballinrobe
    6. Conor Beirne - Breaffy
    7. Eoghan McLaughlin - Westport
    8. Evan O’Brien - Ballinrobe
    9. Gavin Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    10. John Gallagher - Mayo Gaels
    11. Paul Towey - Charlestown
    12. Paddy Goldrick - Charlestown
    13. Aiden Orme - Knockmore
    14. Stephen McGreal - Claremorris
    15. Tommy Conroy - The Neale

     

    Midwest Radio will have full live commentary of this evening's match.

     

  • Mayo GAA have been informed by Mike Solan that he is withdrawing his name from the role as Mayo Senior football team manager.

    In a statement from Mayo GAA  they say they would like to thank Mike for putting his name forward for the role & look forward to seeing him involved with Mayo GAA in the future.

    The officers of Mayo GAA will now meet with James Horan to discuss his management team & plans for 2019.

    In a statement this afternoon from Mike Solan he said he has informed the Mayo County Board that he is withdrawing his name from the nomination process for the Mayo Senior Football Team Manager.

    The Ballaghaderreen man went on to say he would like to thank everyone who helped him in this process and would also like to wish the Mayo Senior team every success in 2019 and beyond.

  • Westport GAA manager James Horan and All-Ireland Under-21 winning manager Mike Solan have been nominated for the vacant Mayo senior football manager's job.

    Midwest Sport understands that Mike Solan has been nominated for the post by Ballaghaderreen GAA club, while it's believed James Horan was nominated by his home club, Ballintubber.

    The Mayo Co Board Executive have yet to announce plans for how to proceed with the appointment of the new manager.