High profile players axed from Mayo squad

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Updated: April 15, 2011

Mayo boss James Horan has yielded the axe and dropped a number of high profile players from his panel. He has warned that more will follow over the coming weeks if players fail to step up to the mark.

The men from the West had a reasonably successful league campaign, securing their place in Division One and beating All Ireland champions, Cork. However, Horan has acted swiftly to drop any players he feels are not up to the task.

Tom Parsons, who had been a regular at midfield since making his championship debut in 2008, is among those that will play no further part in this years squad. Aidan Kilcoyne and Mark Ronaldson have also been axed, along with Barry Moran, Brian Benson and former captain Trevor Mortimer who has been out of the country during the whole of the Allianz League, is also not included.

Horan told the Irish Daily Mirror that he will review the remaining 30 players on his panel in the coming weeks:

“Before we play London [in the Connacht SFC], there’s six rounds of club games in a row so we’ll be looking at all those games, at guys playing well. Guys in form will be brought in, guys that aren’t doing it in training will be let go, so it’s pretty simple.”

Mayo open their provincial campaign against London on May 29th.

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