Horan Steps Down As Mayo Manager

mayo gaa James Horan has stepped down from his role as manager of the Mayo Footballers. His resignation came just hours after Mayo were beaten in the All-Ireland semi final replay by Kerry. Horan had been in the job since 2010, leading Mayo to two All-Ireland finals, where they lost to Donegal in 2012 and to Dublin last year. Kerry have reached the All-Ireland Final with a 3-16 to 3-13 win over Mayo after extra time. The sides produced another memorable game, with the sides level at 3-11 apiece after 70 minutes. Kerry scored the last 5 points of extra time to win by 3. We should know the identity of Kerry’s All-Ireland Senior Football Final opponent later this afternoon. All-Ireland champions Dublin take on 2012 winners Donegal at Croke Park. The sides last met in the championship in the 2011 All-Ireland semi final, which is remembered as a low scoring turgid affair, where Dublin came out on top by 8 points to 6. Donegal are expected to play a similar blanket defensive system today to the one they played in 2011. Dublin manager Jim Gavin says it’s up to them to try break that system down [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/27624/medium/”] Throw in at Croke Park is at 3.30. The Kerry minor footballers will also today discover who they’re to meet in their All-Ireland Final next month. Dublin and Donegal go head to head today at 1.30.