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Kevin McStay Putting Together Star-Studded Coaching Team In Bid For Mayo Job

Kevin McStay Putting Together Star-Studded Coaching Team In Bid For Mayo Job
By Gary Connaughton

James Horan did a huge amount for Gaelic football in Mayo, but there was not a huge sense of surprise when he stepped away from the role earlier this year.

The team is in need of a rebuild, with a number of big names reaching the latter stages of their inter-county careers. While some talented young players have come through in recent years, Mayo look just short of competing with the very best counties at the moment.

Of course, that could quickly change. A new voice could be what is needed to get the team back firing once again.

Mayo remains one of the most attractive jobs in the country, meaning there will never be any shortage of interested parties when the position becomes available.

We now know of at least one bid going forward for the job on this occasion.

Kevin McStay makes play for Mayo job

RTÉ are reporting that Kevin McStay hold a serious interest in the Mayo job and has already assembled a star-studded backroom team to join him should be successful in applying for the role.

It is reported that former Stephen Rochford, Donie Buckley, and Liam McHale have all signed up to be part of McStay's coaching ticket.

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Rochford had his own previous spell in charge of the county, leading them to All-Ireland finals in 2016 and 2017. McHale is a former Mayo star and has had quite a bit of coaching experience of his own, most recently in charge of Westmeath club Athlone, while he also worked with McStay during his time in charge of Roscommon.

Donie Buckley is one of the most highly thought of coaches in the country, spending six seasons with Mayo over the last decade as well as spells with Kerry and Monaghan.

In all, it is a very talented coaching ticket.

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Mayo native McStay has applied job in the past, most notably in 2014 after James Horan's first departure. He previously admitted that was not pleased with how the process was handled on that occasion, although that has not deterred him from going for the gig this time around.

Since then, he has built his coaching CV with an impressive spell in charge of Roscommon, who he lead to a Connacht title in 2017.

This is certainly one to keep an eye on.

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