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Mayo Benefactor Apologises For 'Horan Out' Tweet After Monaghan Loss

Mayo Benefactor Apologises For 'Horan Out' Tweet After Monaghan Loss

It's been a tough  start to the league for Mayo. Entering this year's competition as defending champions, many expected them to be up around the top of the table once again in 2020.

It hasn't worked out like that. They have recorded only three points from their opening four games, and you could argue they were fairly fortunate to come away with that many. Late comebacks helped them seal a draw in Donegal and a win in Meath.

Having been comprehensively beaten by Dublin in their second game, they went down to a heavy defeat at home against Monaghan yesterday.

While it is still very early in the year, it is clear they will need to drastically improve if they are to compete this summer.

One person who certainly doesn't seem all that happy is Mayo benefactor Tim O'Leary. O'Leary is the financier of the Mayo Supporters Foundations based in New York who raise funds for the inter-county team.

He sent a tweet reading '#Horanout', sollowed by another one a few minutes later which said '#Horanout We are not very good. #Truthhurts always'. Both tweets have since been deleted.

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He apologised for those remarks earlier today, saying he was under the influence of alcohol at the time:

Sorry for my outburst yesterday - had a few too many pints - lesson learned - I am going to keep my mouth shut going forward.

This is not the first time he has been involved in controversy in recent months, having withheld €250,000 that was raised by the Mayo Supporters Foundations for the county and demanding a review over the county's governance of funds.

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Gary Connaughton

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