Statement: RE Mike Solan steps down as U20 manager

  • Oct 11,2020

Mike Solan has today informed Mayo GAA that he is stepping down from his role as manager of the Mayo U20 football team. The Ballaghaderreen clubman took over in October 2015 and less than six months later led Mayo to All Ireland success after a thrilling final win over Cork in Ennis. During his time as manager Mayo also won two Connacht titles in 2016 and 2018 as well as contesting the U20 All Ireland final in Croke Park in 2018.

Statement from Mike Solan: I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with us over the last 5 years. It has been the greatest honour of my life to be able to represent Mayo and to do so with the finest of people.

I would like to say a special thank you to the players who have represented Mayo with such distinction over our tenure. They always represented their county with the pride and passion that it deserves and the future for Mayo football is very bright.

I would also like to thank all the clubs for the courtesy they have shown us in this role and for all for all their time and effort in producing players for us as management team to work with.

I will take a lifetime of happy memories and friendships with me and would like to wish Mayo success at all levels in to the future.

Finally, I would like to thank my family, most especially, my wife Rosemary, for her unwavering support the last five years.

Statement from Mayo GAA Chairman Liam Moffatt: On behalf of all involved with Mayo GAA I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Mike Solan and his management teams for their hard work & dedication since they took the job in late 2015. They put in countless hours over the past five years working with numerous amounts of players to ensure they reached their full potential.

There were many great days along the way most notably their All Ireland success in 2016. That All Ireland success was a springboard for numerous players who now wear the green & red at senior level.

We wish Mike & his family all the best for the future, no doubt he will continue to be a great asset to his club Ballaghaderreen.