Former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford joins Donegal 7 months ago

Former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford joins Donegal

Former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has joined Declan Bonner and the Donegal senior county football team.

Rochford resigned as Mayo manager earlier this year after his side failed to advance to the All-Ireland quarter-final group stages.

The former Mayo captain brought the county to back-to-back All-Ireland finals in 2016 and 2017 and will now join Bonner and his management team ahead of next season.

The Donegal county board confirmed the appointment with a statement on their website:

"CLG Dun na nGall wish to announce that following our successful year of 2018 that the following Coaching and Mentoring personell of Karl Lacey, Anthony Mc Grath, and John Mc Elhome shall leave the Senior Football backroom team. We thank them for their committed dedication to the development of our County squad.

"We further announce that Stephen Rochford and Aaron Kyles shall join Declan Bonner’s Coaching staff for 2019, we welcome both, and look forward to their involvement.

"Declan Bonner is currently abroad on a work commitment, and we would request all members of the media to respect that.

"Mick Mc Grath

"County Chairman"