Horan stands down as Mayo manager

June 27, 2022

Mayo manager James Horan after the All-Ireland SFC quarter final loss to Kerry ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

James Horan has left his role as the manager of the Mayo senior football team.

In his second term in the hotseat, Horan led the county to All-Ireland finals in 2020 and 2021, having done similar in his first spell in 2012 and 2013. Although there was final heartbreak, Horan led his county to six Connacht titles and one NFL.

In a statement on the Mayo GAA webiste Horan said: "Now that the season has drawn to a close and my second four-year term as Mayo Senior Footballl manager has been completed, I am stepping aside from Mayo football. It has been a brilliant journey and I feel very lucky to have worked with great players and people during that time. We had some great times and created brilliant memories that will live on. The initial focus was to make Mayo football consistently competitive on the main stage, I feel that has been achieved and the senior team have moved in the right direction.

"Hopefully, there is a strong base for Mayo football to be moved forward to new heights. I have worked with some amazing people over the last decade from support teams right through, there are too many to mention here, but I will ensure every one of them understands the tremendous contribution they have made to their county.

"Also, the Mayo supporters that followed the team through thick and thin were brilliant and the support we as a team have received over the years has been fantastic. But most importantly it's the players that represent Mayo we all should be very proud of. They are brilliant ambassadors for our county and have a spirit and togetherness that will keep Mayo football moving forward.

"Lastly to my family who have been incredibly supportive over the eight plus years, a huge thanks."

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