Former Roscommon manager Kevin McStay was named as the new manager of the Mayo senior football team on Monday night following a meeting of the Mayo GAA Executive committee and the Mayo GAA County Board. His appointment brings to an end an almost two-month search for James Horan’s replacement.
McStay has been handed a four-year term and brings with him a strong backroom team of Liam McHale, Stephen Rochford, Damien Mulligan and highly regarded GAA coach from Kerry, Donie Buckley.
McStay, who won two Connacht titles and an All-Star during his playing career with Mayo, also guided Roscommon club St. Brigid’s to All-Ireland club glory in 2013 and went on to win a Connacht title as manager with the Roscommon senior team in 2017, beating Galway 2–15 to 0-12, in Pearse Stadium, Salthill.
Wishing Kevin and his backroom team all the best, Mayo GAA Chairperson Seamus Tuohy said: “I want to thank all the candidates that put their name forward for the position of Mayo senior football manager. It was an arduous process but we are confident we have chosen the best person for the job.
“Kevin has a proven track record with both Roscommon and St. Brigid’s GAA club and he brings a wealth of experience to the position”.
Speaking to www.mayogaa.com after his ratification Kevin McStay said it was a great honour and privilege to manage his native county.
“It was always a desire of mine to return some day to manage the Mayo senior football team and I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity now. I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and I will leave no stone unturned in my efforts to keep Mayo competitive and challenging for national honours,” he said.