Mayo’s Lee Keegan is looking forward to working with James Horan at county level again.
Keegan worked under Horan during his first spell as Mayo manager and gave the Westport clubman his break at inter-county level.
They renewed acquaintances this year as Horan took over Westport and they will continue working together next year, but this time back at inter-county level.
Keegan admitted to the Western People that Horan’s appointment has certainly reinvigorated the players as they look to get back amongst the country’s elite.
“I’m really looking forward to what James is going to bring,” said Keegan. “I think there is a great atmosphere and buzz around Mayo and to be honest, I think there’s huge potential in the group. If we find two or three guys in these trial games then all the better, it’ll be a bonus.
“From a personal point of view I’m really looking forward to the year - I think we’ll be there again. As a group I think we’re still pretty okay regards the age profile. Some people will say there’s miles in the legs and this and that, but how do Dublin do it every year? They’ve the same crop of players that we played in 2013 and since, so I think that’s just a bit of a myth.”