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Big news coming out of Mayo as Vaughan set for club transfer and Horan back in management

Mayo defender Donal Vaughan is transferring to Castlebar Mitchels while James Horan will take the reins at Westport.

MAYO FOOTBALLER DONAL Vaughan will be wearing the colours of county senior champions Castlebar Mitchels next season.

vaughhor Donal Vaughan and James Horan.

Vaughan, who turned 29 today, informed Ballinrobe GAA club earlier this week that he wished to transfer from the South Mayo club and join the three-in-a-row Mayo SFC winners.

Elsewhere, The Mayo News understands that former Mayo manager James Horan has been ratified as the new Westport senior football manager on a three-year term. While there, he’ll link up with Lee Keegan once again.

In terms of the Vaughan news, the transfer paperwork is expected to be processed by Croke Park in the coming days.

He has been living and working in Castlebar for the last three years.

The Mayo defender played senior club championship football for Ballinrobe for eleven years, and also won both Mayo Minor ‘B’ and Mayo Under-21 ‘B’ championship medals with the club.

Ballinrobe, who were relegated from the senior championship ranks last month and will play Intermediate football for the first time since 2002 next year, are also understood to have ratified their new manager last night.

Donal ‘Mossy’ Costello — who won Mayo Intermediate championship medals in 2000 and 2002 with Ballinrobe — has taken over from Paul Kane who stepped down at the end of last season.

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