Mayo chairman calls for clear out

July 25, 2018

The Mayo team stand for the national anthem.
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Mayo chairman Mike Connelly is keen to see new blood added to the county senior football squad for the 2019 campaign.

With Stephen Rochford set to stay on for another term and make some changes to his backroom team, Connelly would like to see changes on the squad also.

The Mayo chairman points to the fact that the county's under-20 side are through to the All-Ireland final as reason to give younger players a chance on the senior stage.

"If you look at that Kildare game, guys towards the last ten or fifteen minutes were dead on their feet. The weather conditions didn't suit our age profile either, but we definitely need to bring youth to the table," Connelly told the Western People.

"At this stage, we've a lot of players the wrong side of 30 and we have to be looking towards the future, we have to be developing young players and if that means struggling in Division 1… we've got to start building again, that's my view. I'm sure Stephen will identify with that."

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