Connelly in the running?
Speculation mounts about next Mayo boss
Mike Finnerty & Daniel Carey
THE odds on Noel Connelly becoming the next Mayo senior football manager tumbled over the weekend as rumours began to circulate that he may be interested in taking over from James Horan.
John Mulholland Bookmakers announced on Friday evening that the odds on Connelly becoming the next Mayo boss had tumbled from 8/1 to 3/1. The Galway-based bookmaking firm have since suspended betting on the market.
However, when asked about the issue of the Mayo manager position last weekend, Connelly (pictured, right) refused to be drawn on the subject.
“No comment, I won’t get involved in that,” laughed the Hollymount/Carramore manager, when he spoke to The Mayo News just minutes after he had led his side to victory against Swinford in the Mayo Intermediate Football Championship quarter-final.
When asked if he would allow his name to go forward for the role, he said: “I have a team. I’m in charge of a team as it is!” smiling and pointing towards the Hollymount/Carramore dressing-room.
Meanwhile, Mayo GAA chiefs are expected to formally begin the process of trying to fill the vacant post this week.