Horan begins trimming his Mayo squad ahead of championship series

MAYO manager James Horan has moved to reduce his squad to 35 ahead of the 2019 championship series.

So far six players have been informed they are not on the panel.

They are Jason Gibbons, Conor O'Shea, Colm Moran, Cathal Horan, James Kelly and Ryan O'Donoghue.

It is expected this number will increase over the coming days.

With the campaign starting against New York on May 5, there will only be 35 played in the travelling party.

A question mark hangs over the fitness of Tom Parsons ahead of the series. 

The taented Charlestown midfielder is expected to return to squad training but regaining the fitness level required for inter-county football this year will be a challenge for him