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#Stephen Rochford

# stephen-rochford - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'Take what you feel is needed and go do your best' - preparing a team for a big day

Stephen Rochford shared his wisdom with Shane Keegan on this week’s coaching podcast.

# stephen-rochford - Thursday 8 August, 2019

'Top-class' Rochford and 'older statesmen' - Donegal captain hopeful for continuity in 2020

Michael Murphy would rather look forward than back.

# stephen-rochford - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'I never felt burdened by the pressure or expectation in Mayo. I never looked at it as a draining job'

Stephen Rochford chats about the turbulent end to his job in charge of his native county and the decision to join Donegal as coach.

# stephen-rochford - Friday 4 January, 2019

New kids on the block! Returning James Horan names first Mayo team for FBD League opener against Leitrim

Fionn McDonagh, Colm Moran and Brian Reape are all included, while Aidan O’Shea is missing for Sunday’s game.

# stephen-rochford - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Where to face the Dubs, being coached by Rochford and the return of star forward

Ryan McHugh on the changes and issues for Donegal in 2019.

# stephen-rochford - Friday 19 October, 2018

Donegal confirm Stephen Rochford appointment as coach

The former Mayo boss will work as part of Declan Bonner’s management team in 2019.

# stephen-rochford - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Donegal to snap up the man who came closest to taking down this Dublin team

Stephen Rochford is set for a return to the inter-county scene as Donegal coach under Declan Bonner.

# stephen-rochford - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Back in charge! Horan returns as Mayo appoint new senior football manager

The county board have confirmed their former manager is at the helm again.

# stephen-rochford - Monday 27 August, 2018

Rochford resigns as Mayo boss over lack of support from board executive

Rochford confirmed his departure in a statement this evening.

# stephen-rochford - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Breaffy duo to join Rochford's Mayo management team for 2019

Shane Conway and former Mayo captain Peter Ford are expected to be among the Connacht side’s selectors next year.

# stephen-rochford - Friday 24 August, 2018

'Continuity' a positive for All-Star Barrett as Mayo wait for management team to be rubber-stamped

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford is assembling his backroom team for the 2019 season.

# stephen-rochford - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Relief at Rochford staying on and accepting Whatsapp invites 'you haven’t said yes to in eight or nine years'

Mayo forward Jason Doherty is enjoying the long break after a shock exit from the All-Ireland SFC.

# stephen-rochford - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Stephen Rochford commits to fourth season in charge of Mayo

Rochford is understood to have informed members of the Mayo squad last week.

# stephen-rochford - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Mayo boss: 'The group will dust themselves down over the winter and look to re-energise'

Stephen Rochford didn’t believe the choice of venue was a factor in his side’s 2018 exit last night.

# stephen-rochford - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I think all of us Mayo supporters saw our footballing lives flash before our eyes in Semple Stadium'

The ‘true believers’ are on the road again with Stephen Rochford’s men, writes Eoin Butler.

# stephen-rochford - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Mayo midfielder O'Shea brought to hospital for scans on suspected dislocated shoulder

Seamus O’Shea needed oxygen as he left the field in the first-half of their win over Tipperary.

# stephen-rochford - Friday 8 June, 2018

Rochford makes four changes as Mayo get championship campaign back underway

Mayo enter the qualifiers with a visit to the Gaelic Grounds to face Limerick on Saturday.

# stephen-rochford - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'He has a knee dislocation' - major injury setback for Mayo midfielder Parsons

The 30-year-old was forced off in the second half of today’s game.

Late Heaney goal secures victory in Connacht for Galway against 14-man Mayo

Kevin Walsh’s side claimed a third successive championship victory over Mayo.

# stephen-rochford - Thursday 10 May, 2018

4 debutants and big names return as Mayo and Galway name teams for Connacht showdown

Stephen Rochford and Kevin Walsh have unveiled their starting sides.

# stephen-rochford - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Stephen Rochford: 'I don't see them being a particularly dirty team to be honest'

The Mayo manager is full of praise for their opponents Galway.

# stephen-rochford - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Mayo manager on Keegan - 'I know locally they're all thinking how did Robbie Henshaw get back'

Mayo planning without the 2016 Footballer of the Year.

# stephen-rochford - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Keegan to miss Mayo's Connacht opener but hope that O'Connor will be back for Galway game

Mixed news on the injury front for Mayo manager Stephen Rochford.

# stephen-rochford - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Two changes to Mayo team for tomorrow's league clash with Tyrone

The sides meet in Castlebar tomorrow.

# stephen-rochford - Friday 23 February, 2018

Andy Moran returns as Mayo make four changes for Dublin showdown in Castlebar

Stephen Rochford has named his side for tomorrow night’s crucial fixture.

# stephen-rochford - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Familiar names recalled and U21 heroes picked as Mayo unveil Connacht league squad

With their established stars on holiday, Stephen Rochford has assembled a new panel.

# stephen-rochford - Thursday 21 December, 2017

# stephen-rochford - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Stephen Rochford to stay on as Mayo manager as he's given two-year extension

The deal will keep him with the Westerners until 2020.

# stephen-rochford - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Stephen Rochford to decide on his Mayo future 'during the month of October'

He also came to the defence of Donal Vaughan who was sent-off on Sunday.

# stephen-rochford - Monday 18 September, 2017

'We will rise again': Raw heartbreak with every word in speeches at Mayo function Fight The Good Fight This post contains videos

'We will rise again': Raw heartbreak with every word in speeches at Mayo function

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford and captain Cillian O’Connor delivered emotional tributes last night.

# stephen-rochford - Saturday 16 September, 2017

‘As John B. Keane put it — they will need to be at their almighty best to beat Dublin’

Legendary broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh remembers the Mayo side who last won the All-Ireland football title in 1951.

# stephen-rochford - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

28 shots on goal with no reward - the day Mayo nearly came unstuck this summer

Stephen Rochford reflects on Mayo surviving a massive scare in the qualifiers.

# stephen-rochford - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'One of our best tacklers' and 'physical presence' - Mayo boss on moving O'Shea to full-back

Mayo’s full-back selection was not widely forecast.

# stephen-rochford - Friday 18 August, 2017

Lee Keegan starts as Rochford names his Mayo side for Kerry showdown

The 2016 Footballer of the Year returns to action after sitting out of the quarter-final.

'They’re probably the form team in the country right now' - Kerry challenge awaits Mayo

Stephen Rochford sizes up the task facing his team.

# stephen-rochford - Monday 7 August, 2017

Hospital treatment for foot injury ruled Keegan out for Mayo today

The 2016 Footballer of the Year was a late withdrawal.

# stephen-rochford - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'They took the eye off the ball, those calls nearly cost them'

Bernard Flynn feels that Mayo are in with a chance of All-Ireland glory, but only if the right decisions are made on the line.

# stephen-rochford - Thursday 18 May, 2017

No room for Aidan O'Shea as Stephen Rochford names Mayo team for Sligo clash

All-Ireland U21 medalist Fergal Boland makes his first start at wing-forward.

# stephen-rochford - Friday 31 March, 2017

Young Player of the Year back for Mayo as Boyle set for 80th appearance

Mayo host Donegal in Castlebar on Sunday.

# stephen-rochford - Monday 20 March, 2017

'We're being penalised for our own mistakes' — Plenty to worry Rochford as Mayo slump to another defeat

They’ve failed to score a goal from play in the league, while Cillian O’Connor’s form has dipped.

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