BACK IN THE HOTSEAT Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has been given the opportunity to stay in the post until the end of the 2020 championship.Pic: Sportsfile
MAYO senior football manager Stephen Rochford has received a massive vote of confidence from Mayo GAA chiefs by being handed a two-year extension to his term.
As reported in The Mayo News last week, Rochford (39) has decided to see out the final season of his initial three-year term in 2018.
However, tonight (Wednesday) Mayo GAA chairman Mike Connelly also confirmed that he had rubberstamped an additional two-year extension to Rochford’s term that would keep him in the high-profile post until the end of the 2020 championship.
Connelly made the announcement at a meeting of the Mayo GAA Board at MacHale Park in Castlebar.
Club delegates from all across the county were also told that Rochford was still in the process of finalising his backroom team for next season.
Speculation still surrounds the futures of both coach Donie Buckley and selector Peter Burke,
but Armagh-based selector Tony McEntee is expected to return for a third season.
MEANWHILE, Tomás Morley is the new manager of the Mayo minor (under-17) football team.
The Kiltimagh native played minor and under-21 championship football for Mayo and also managed Ballyhaunis to the 2014 County Intermediate football title.