Mayo GAA condemns "personal attacks" in wake of All-Ireland defeat

September 20, 2021

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea dejected. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Mayo GAA has hit out at the criticism its players and team management received following last Saturday week's All-Ireland SFC final loss to Tyrone.

“Constructive criticism forms part of the narrative of our games, however unfortunately over the last few days there has been a number of personal attacks on both players and team management that are completely unnecessary and unacceptable to all involved with Mayo GAA,” the county board said in an “End of Season Position Statement”.

The statement also touched on the speculation surrounding the future roles of coaches Ciaran McDonald and James Burke, and acknowledged the sense of disappointment at losing another Sam Maguire Cup decider.

“It is only one week since the game, it is important for all involved to take some much-needed downtime, spending time with their family and friends. The officers of the board, will in the coming weeks, meet with the management team to review the season gone and plan ahead,” the statement continued.

“We understand how much hope and expectation there was for the match last weekend and realise that everyone is extremely disappointed, However it is important that we support each other throughout Mayo GAA. We acknowledge that with so many changes to this year’s panel, great progress was made during the season.”


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