Mayo Camogie have announced the appointment of Jimmy Lyons as Junior Team Manager for 2021. The appointment was ratified at the recent meeting of Mayo Camogie County Board.
In 2019, Jimmy was a selector with the Na Brideoga team, which he now currently manages, when they made history by capturing the All-Ireland Junior B title. The team now plays at Junior A level in Galway.
His success at Inter-county level for Mayo in Gaelic Football include winning Connacht medals in all grades and an All-Ireland Minor title in 1978.
As a coach/manager he has led Aghamore to notable successes, including two Mayo U21 A titles in 2015 & 16, a senior Division 2 league title in 2015 and several championships and leagues at underage level. He has also managed Western Gaels to two Division 1 league titles in Roscommon.
GAA is a strong tradition in the Lyons family in Aghamore with Jimmy’s sons, James and Robert, both playing at senior level for Aghamore, his daughter, Rachel, plays for St Mary’s senior ladies football team and the Na Brideoga camogie team, and daughter Martha plays with Melbourne Wolfe Tones.
The new Junior Team manager will be assisted by Sinead Muldoon (Westport) and Ger Doherty (Na Brideoga) as his backroom team for the 2021 season.