Manager

  • At a meeting of Roscommon GAA held yesterday evening Anthony Cunningham was ratified as manager of the Roscommon Senior Football team.

    Anthony Cunningham is no stranger to Roscommon GAA having previously managed the Roscommon senior hurling team and the St Brigid’s Football team for three years winning two Connacht titles.

    Anthony managed Garrycastle in Westmeath to an All-Ireland Club Football Final and he also managed the Galway Senior Hurling team from 2011 until 2016 reaching two All-Ireland Finals.  

    The process to select a manager commenced on September 10th when the committee was ratified by Roscommon Co Board and given the mandate to recruit a new Senior Team Manager. The committee consisted of Chairman Seamus Sweeney. Secretary Brian Carroll and Treasurer of the county board David O’Connor and they were joined by Niall Carty former Roscommon Senior team captain and Ciarán Heneghan a former Roscommon senior footballer. Tonight, they proposed the name of Anthony Cunningham to the clubs of Roscommon which was agreed by the clubs.

  • A committee has been put together to put a process in place to appoint a new manager to the Mayo Senior Football team.

    That was confirmed by Mayo GAA in a tweet last night, following an executive meeting last night.

    It follows the resignation of Stephen Rochford from the position on Monday evening. Rochford said in a statement that he did not feel he had the desired level of support for him as manager from the Mayo GAA executive.

    James Horan is the current favourite for the job, followed by Jim McGuinness and Mayo U20 manager Mike Solan.

  • Mayo have reportedly sounded out former Kerry boss Jack O'Connor about becoming their next senior football manager.

    The Irish Mirror says Mayo officials have approached O'Connor about succeeding Stephen Rochford - while he's also in the running for a third spell as manager of his native Kerry.

    While two of the leading contenders to become Mayo manager have distanced themselves from the position.

    Former Donegal boss Jim Guinness wants his next career move to be a management position at a soccer club.

    McGuinness says he's open to working in Ireland, England or further afield.

    James Horan feels the time is not right for him to have a second spell in charge of Mayo.

    But he's not ruling out another term in the future.