It seems Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes know when they're not wanted.
The Mayo joint-managers have announced this evening that they are stepping down from their roles following the news that they no longer of the support of the players. Connelly and Holmes said:
It is with heavy hearts that we wish to announce that we (Noel Connelly & Pat Holmes) are stepping down from our role as joint managers of the Mayo Senior Football Team with immediate effect. We took on the job on a three-year basis and had been looking forward to building on what had been achieved this year. We are passionate about Mayo Football and it is deeply disappointing not to complete our project. By resigning we wish to remove any obstacle that the players might perceive as preventing them from winning the All-Ireland. We would like to thank the back-room team for their superb effort and commitment. We wish to thank the Mayo County Board for their support and for all the funding and resources they provided for the team. We would like to thank the players for all their efforts during 2015. We would also like to thank the people of Mayo for the huge support and messages of goodwill throughout the year and in the last week. Mhaigh Éo Abú.
While breaking the news the county board noted that the lads' statement was greeted with a round of applause and standing ovation from the members of the executive before the joint managers departed the meeting.
Also read: The Full Mayo County Board Statement As Connelly And Holmes Step Down