Monday 17 December 2018

Stephen Rochford must create a new-look backroom team with experienced trio set to exit the Mayo set-up

Tony McEntee, Peter Burke and Donie Buckley are expected to leave the Mayo backroom team
Tony McEntee, Peter Burke and Donie Buckley are expected to leave the Mayo backroom team
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

It is expected that Mayo manager Stephen Rochford will have to assemble a new-look backroom team for next season with a number of selectors set to step down.

According to the Mayo News, Donie Buckley and Peter Burke have departed the set-up while Armagh native Tony McEntee is not expected to continue in his role either after three years with the county.

It does appear, however, that Joe Keane will remain part of Rochford's set-up next year.

Rochford is due to review the 2018 with Mayo officials after Mayo's All-Ireland under-20 final against Kildare on Sunday.

Mayo suffered a shock defeat to Kildare in Round Four of the qualifiers to miss out on the Super 8s.

Peter Burke has been involved with the Mayo footballers since 2011 when he was brought in by James Horan.

The loss of Buckley will be keenly felt. The former Limerick and Kerry coach has had a big role in Mayo's tactical set-up over the past five years.

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