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Barry Moran backs Team McStay


SIDELINE VIEW Castlebar Mitchels joint manager Barry Moran. Pic: David Farrell Photography

Oisín McGovern

FORMER Mayo footballer Barry Moran believes Kevin McStay and his management team will ‘get the best out of Mayo’.
Speaking to The Mayo News after the Castlebar Mitchels side he joint manages with Niall Lydon defeated Charlestown in their Mayo SFC opener last Sunday, Moran hailed the new coaching team as ‘a great appointment’.
“I think those boys will get the best out of the team and the young fellas coming forward,” he said.
“If you look at the club football within Mayo it’s one of the best counties. There is loads and loads of talent, I think it’s a great appointment and I’m looking forward to the next year and the next couple of years. I think they’ll get the best out of Mayo.”
Moran said that Kevin McStay, Stephen Rochford, Donie Buckley, Liam McHale and Damien Mulligan would each have a substantial input into the preparation of the team.
“They have massive experience in what they’re doing, everyone with a different aspect of it,” he said.
“Donie Buckley will probably take the coaching, ‘Rochie’ is very hands-on as well, Liam McHale is very good from an attacking point of view and Kevin McStay has been there, done that. He’s won an All-Ireland, he knows what he’s about with St Brigids.
“I don’t think there’ll be an issue whatsoever, I think it’s great. I think the bigger the team the more experienced the team you can build.
“I think it’s great, and I think Mayo are in a really good place. Get over the club championship and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the league will be like for Mayo.
“You want to win the All-Ireland, but it’s definitely one game at a time and one day at a time,” he added.
“In fairness to the new management team coming in, they are going to take time to get to know the players, they are going to bring new players in, they’re going to try new structures, they’re going to be working on things during the league that they would want to get right for the championship. They need to be given that break as well.
“[They need to take it] just one day at a time and just go from there. I think it’s the way that it should be, and I think that’s the way it will be.”


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