Mayo footballers jet off to Portugal for training camp

The Mayo senior football squad flew out to Portugal last Monday morning for a five-day warm-weather training camp to begin the countdown to their Connacht Championship semi-final in June, according to the Mayo News.

The entire team management of Noel Connelly, Pat Holmes and Micheál Collins, coach Donie Buckley, strength and conditioning coach Barry Solan, two physios and a kit-man are also in the travelling party, along with Mayo GAA Chairman, Mike Connelly, who also serves as the team’s liasion officer with the County Board.

The Mayo delegation will arrive back in Ireland next Saturday.

The group is travelling to Browns Sports and Leisure Club in Vilamoura for the training camp, a popular resort with Gaelic football and hurling teams, as well as rugby and soccer outfits.

Among the recent visitors for training camps at the well-known club were the Bristol rugby and Japanese women’s soccer teams.

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