"Had a few too many pints" - Mayo backer apologies for #HoranOut tweet

February 24, 2020

Mayo Manager James Horan. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Mayo GAA benefactor Tim O’Leary has apologised for his tweet yesterday suggesting that James Horan should be sacked.

The financier of the Mayo Supporters Foundations, O’Leary’s tweet came in the wake of the Westerners’ nine-point loss to Monaghan in the Allianz Football League yesterday afternoon which read “#Horanout We are not very good #TruthHurts always."

The tweet was deleted this morning and he later delivered an apology via his Twitter account, which said:

“Sorry for my outburst yesterday - had a few too many pints - lesson learned - I am going to keep my mouth shut going forward."

O’Leary’s name was in the headlines last year as result of a dispute with the Mayo county board over how monies were spent in regards to a €150,000 donation he had made and was later resolved in January.

Defending Division 1 champions, yesterday’s defeat in Clones sees Horan’s side currently sitting second bottom in the table on score difference with three rounds remaining.

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