As tends to happen more often than almost any other sporting organisation in the country, Mayo football is, once again, in crisis mode this morning. Both the Mayo News and the Connaught Telegraph are reporting that the management team of Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly are hanging on by a thread following a secret ballot of players last week.
Major breaking story on Mayo Football Management Team, this weeks front page - full inside story in today's Telegraph pic.twitter.com/q9bt1Xpt92
— Connaught Telegraph (@thecontel) September 29, 2015
At a meeting in Ballyheane on September 19th, the Mayo senior squad passed a vote of no-confidence with the management structure. That vote was cast unknown to Holmes and Connelly who were subsequently told of the outcome by Keith Higgins and Cillian O'Connor.
As things stand, Holmes and Connelly are still in a job but it's very difficult to see how they can continue in this regard. The Mayo County Board are set to call an emergency meeting over the next few days where it is expected that the players will outline their grievances.
It's worth noting that the meeting of players in Ballyheane came just three days after Aidan O'Shea caused tongues to start wagging with this tweet.
Logic & @MayoGAA rarely go together.
— Aidan O'Shea (@AIDOXI) September 16, 2015
That sentiment came after a meeting of the Mayo County Board, and while many had speculated that it concerned members of the backroom team, it's certainly interesting to see the timeline that unfolded in the days following that tweet.
In other (not entirely unrelated) news, Kevin McStay has been put forward as joint manager of the Roscommon senior footballers alongside Fergie O'Donnell. McStay would have inevitably been linked to the Mayo job yet again if it does come up for grabs but it seems that will not happen this time around with ratification from the Roscommon County Board all that's left for McStay's new position to become official.