Monday 23 October 2017

Lyons puts name forward for Mayo football vacancy

Tommy Lyons has expressed an interest in the vacant Mayo football management position. The name of the former Dublin boss has been added to the ticket of potential candidates by the Louisburgh club, with which he has close connections, WRITES COLM KEYS.

It is the first time in six years that the former Offaly and Dublin manager has not distanced himself from a nomination and said he would be "delighted'' to talk to Mayo officials if they were interested in him.

"I've left my name in. Would I be interested? I'd certainly talk to anyone who would be interested in talking to me. I have a lot of close associations with Mayo," said Lyons, a native of the county who spent his early years there before his family moved to the capital.

Lyons has not been involved in inter-county management since he departed Dublin in 2004. Mick O'Dwyer's name is still in the frame but interest is believed to be waning in him, with the preferred option to stay 'inside' the county.

John Maughan remains the favourite for a third term. James Horan, Denis Kearney and Anthony McGarry are all still included while Tommy Carr is believed to be one of those nominated.

Offaly have confirmed Tom Cribbin will continue as SF boss.

Irish Independent

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