The Irish Examiner is reporting that Corofin’s Joe Canney is set to join the Mayo Senior Football management team for the 2024 season.

He will join up with his former Corofin manager Stephen Rochford in the backroom team, as the two enjoyed success in their 2015 All Ireland Senior Club Championship win.

Canney won eight senior titles as a player in Galway as well as four Connacht medals.

He later joined Kevin O’Brien’s Corofin management team, winning the All Ireland title in 2019 and 2020, becoming the first ever club team to win the Andy Merrigan Cup three times in a row.

This comes following the departure of Liam McHale from the management set up as coach and selector in July.

McHale is currently in the running to become the next Mayo Senior Ladies’ Football manager.

Canney joins Kevin McStay’s backroom team with Rochford, Donie Buckley and Damien Mulligan all remaining for 2024.

There is interesting success linked between the current Mayo management team and the Andy Merrigan Cup, as McStay guided St Brigid’s of Roscommon to the crown in 2013.

Rochford also won the title as a player with Crossmolina Deel Rovers along with Mulligan in 2001.

Buckley won the title with Castleisland Desmonds in 1985, scoring a last minute goal in the final against St Vincent’s.


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