actually reading between the lines here is the following theory:
- Mayo CB know there is a clique within the team (maybe as said very close to Horan) and they are determined to root it out/nullify it.
-Mayo CB appoint the two lads to do just that, but the fatal error is that one of them is related to a MCB official.
The lads set out to work, find that they cant break the clique and that the clique has outside help in the form of ex-players/whatever (this outsiders thing must be the elder o sea?)
as soon as they can, the lads are ousted by the forces they were brought in to curtail.
in effect the MCB know exactly what is up, but it seems that some of the players are so highly regarded within the county and the fans that they cannot be challenged and it may be the case that this has gone to their heads.
Rochford may or may not have been brought in under a new 50/50 decision making process with the MCB and the players (ie the clique).
I always thought the criticism of the county board in appointing the brother of an officer was valid (still do) but maybe they appointed him because they trusted him to be loyal to the CB and not a cabal.