The Mayo manager is in his second stint in charge of the Mayo footballers, the men from the west sadly lost another All-Ireland final last month, this time to the hands of Tyrone. The Ulster men were superb in the final, but was it another opportunity missed by Mayo having under performed in the final.
The Mao boss was talking on Midwest Radio and set the record straight with the rumours that were circulating around his Mayo squad and management, there were rumours that Horan fell out with former football now selector Ciaran McDonald;
“A couple of my mates highlighted it to me. I find it incredible. The amount of untruths that were published on this is just phenomenal.
Ciarán Mac, James Burke and myself have been working over the last number of weeks to plot and plan for the new season, and that’s really where we need to be.
So stories generated or whatever is actually incredible. When some people take a breath and reflect on some of the stuff that’s been written, they might wonder themselves.
Ciarán Mac has been in my house, I don’t know how many times. We talk maybe four or five times a day, plotting and planning on what we can do, even more so since the All-Ireland final.
I know there was a clip that was sent round of James Burke saying something to me. There was a couple of 100 people behind us. It was a little bit noisy, so I asked James to repeat what he said, and that was taken out of context.
Music style, and a few things like that, myself and Ciaran might not agree on. That might be about it.”
Mayo will be plotting for the coming season again and hopefully for Mayo fans James Horan and Ciaran McDonald stay on. Can Mayo finally lift the Sam Maguire for the first time since 1951?
It’s going to be a big ask with Kerry on the way up, Dublin will still be there and Tyrone look like a very strong fit side and not to mention all the other county’s continue to close the gap. You can never write Mayo off though and the Western men have some exciting footballers coming through also.