Recently appointed Mayo GAA chairman Seamus Tuohy hopes that the negativity around the county’s senior footballers will be brought to an end in 2022.
Former chairman Liam Moffatt left the role this year following a two-year stint and Tuohy got the better of sole competitor Con Moynihan to become chairman in the battle to become Moffatt’s successor.
The newly elected chairman and senior football manager James Horan have released a joint statement asking for “full support” from people within the county following a previous statement concerning the abuse of players and management in the wake of their All-Ireland final defeat 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 statement in September read.
The newest statement calls for “negativity or untruths that may have been generated in the past to stop” with Tuohy adding “as the new chairperson of the board, I ask for full support from within the county for both players and management as they embark on a new season.”
There has been widespread confusion about the reason for this statement with such moves a rarity in GAA circles.