Mayo will be forced to play their home games in neighbouring counties at the start of 2022 due to work being done on the McHale Park surface.
A report in Thursday’s Mayo News confirmed that the senior football team will have to find a new home ground for the entirety of the league campaign and possibly some of the championship too.
There is no other ground in the county that would be fit for purpose to host an intercounty game involving a high-profile team such as Mayo, who consistently bring a large support base whenever they play.
The most feasible options at the moment appear to be scheduling their home games in venues including Galway’s Tuam Stadium, Sligo’s Markievicz Park and Dr Hyde Park, home to the Roscommon football team.
“We’ve looked at every possibility but there’s just no way we can host the games,” Mayo GAA secretary Dermot Butler said in an interview with The Mayo News. “We’re now actively looking at alternatives and working with the authorities in Croke Park in that regard.
“The bottom line is that Mayo will be playing all the league games outside the county in 2022,” said John Prenty, the Connacht GAA secretary, to the Mayo News.