Having just been appointed as the new Mayo Ladies Senior Football Manager, Michael Moyles has this week moved to finalise his backroom team. The Management team will consist of:
- Aiden McLoughlin - Administrator/Selector
- Marita McDonald- Selector
- Tom Carney – Selector
- Terry Kennedy - Skills Coach
- Michaél Schlingerman - Goalkeeping Coach
- Paul Mannion - Goalkeeping Coach
- Conor Finn – Strength & Conditioning
- Barry Loftus – Yoga/Flexibility Coach
- Evan Regan – Nutritionist
- Paul Jennings – Game & Video Analysis
- Ger Cafferkey - Game&Video Analysis
- Austin O'Malley – Performance Coach (Performance Culture & Player development)
- Brendan Butler – Medical Team Supervisor
- Vera Sweeney - Liaison Officer
Speaking in relation to the backroom team Moyles said: 'I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to work with this group of people and I know the players will too. They each bring their own unique skillset and experiences to their respective roles, this will prove invaluable in the months ahead. The management team intend to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to build and facilitate a positive high performance environment, in order to ensure that all players and personnel are growing,developing and continually pushing the boundaries on performance excellence.
The new manager also confirmed that the management team will be making contact with all clubs in the months ahead with a view to building a strong database of potential players for the county team. 'It is imperative that we forge positive engagements with our clubs' said Moyles. 'The club is the bedrock of our player development and we want to build strong and deep relationships with all the clubs and their respective managers, so as to ensure that we are well aligned and informed with regard to identifying new and emerging talent in the county. We currently have a very strong core group of players, who have been actively engaged in an S & C programme and we are at this moment, seeking to identify areas and talents in which we believe can add value to this group.
Obviously with the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are slightly hamperedin what we can do at the moment,however the management team have been busy preparing and planning by putting the necessary blocks in place, for when we get the green light to commence collective training and competition. We are confident, thatwhen we do return to the playing fields, we will have a very engaged and energisedgroup of players, who are committed to giving their all for their County.
We will be keeping a very close and keen eye on all club activity, both senior and underage in the coming months and years ahead, with a view to identifying new and emerging talent all the time. We believe it’s an extremely exciting times for Ladies football in the county and in the country as a whole, with the ever growing numbers participating in the ladies game. Thismanagement team and player group are all reallykeen to just get on with what they all love doing best, playing football and representing the green and red.’