Mayo official denies Lyons claims

Updated: February 24, 2012

A mayo official has denied Tommy Lyons’ claims that he was offered money to manage Mayo in 2010.

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Speaking on RTE on Thursday evening, Lyons said he was told to put the amount he wanted to get paid in an envelope during an interview in September 2010.

Lyons said: “When I was there and I was interviewed for the job, I was asked to put it in an envelope what I wanted to get paid for doing the job and I told him what part of ‘I didn’t want to get paid’ did he not understand?

“So that was a senior intercounty official as of only twelve months ago in a very clear breach of the guidelines.”

The Mayo chairman at the time, James Waldron, has rejected Lyons’ claims, however.

Talking to the Irish Independent, Waldron said: “We would have been trying to establish whether he was travelling from Dublin, where he is based, or from Louisburgh, where he has a holiday home and visits regularly. That’s all we would have wanted to know.”

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