Mayo GAA Board allays Rochford resignation speculation
THE Mayo GAA County Board has issued a statement confirming that Stephen Rochford is still manager of the county's senior squad despite social media speculation to the contrary.
The statement was issued to Midwest Radio this afternoon in response to a query about the Ballinrobe-based coach's position.
Since the statement was issued, The Connaught Telegraph spoke to the chairman of the Mayo County Board, Mike Connelly, who said Stephen Rochford remains manager of Mayo.
No further comment is being made at this point.
The popular Mayo GAA Banter page had posted the following on its Facebook platform earlier: "Reports this morning that Stephen Rochford has stepped down as Mayo Senior Football team manager. Nothing official from Mayo GAA yet though."
The post attracted 199 comments up to 1.30 p.m.
Mayo GAA tweeted yesterday after an executive committee meeting: "Following an executive meeting of Mayo GAA, the officers of the board were authorised to meet Stephen Rochford and his management team on their structures and plans for 2019."
Reports also circulated at the weekend that Rochford was bringing former Mayo captain Peter Ford and Breaffy GAA coach Shane Conway on board as part of his new management teams.