|Irish name||Máirtín Ó Cearnaigh|
Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland
|Occupation||Retired secondary school principal|
Born in Bundoran, County Donegal, although he was raised in Ballyshannon, Carney was educated at Saint Eunan's College, Letterkenny, and is the older brother of former college president Michael Carney.
Carney emerged as favourite to take over from John Maughan as manager of the Mayo senior football side but quickly ruled himself out of contention. John O'Mahony became manager, with Carney acting as a statistician and video analyst.
He has experience of management with Mayo in the past, taking the U21 football side to two All-Ireland finals in 1995 and 1995, both which they failed to win, as the minors did in 1991 also.
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