The potential of Mayo going on a warm-weather training camp in April did the rounds in early December and brought a lot of attention on the county from all over the country - as under the new GAA calendar the month of April is supposed to be dedicated to the club game.
On Sunday - Mayo manager Stephen Rochford addressed the issue and said he was disappointed with the way the story was jumped on without the full facts being known. He said, “What I would be disappointed with was that our preparations got discussed on the airwaves, TV and back pages, that should have really remained in-house. But I think there probably was people just jumping on the bandwagon without full information.
“That information was that there was never going to be a summer camp, there was never going to be an impact on club fixtures and there was never going to be a case of it being abroad and that hasn’t changed.
“We’ve got preparations to make for championship and we have to respect what’s going on in the club scene and respect that it is a more complex situation than it was last year, but the thing that disappointed me most - maybe by some of our own doing, this management team have totally respected the club side.
“People just need to look at last year and see the players played four out of five weekends straight after the National League with their clubs and where we can continue to have that relationship with the clubs we will.”