Dreadnots hook McKeever

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

DREADNOTS have wiped the eye of a num­ber of Louth clubs by snap­ping up Wayne McKeever as their new man­ager.

The for­mer O’Con­nell’s at­tacker was a wanted man since sig­nalling his in­ten­tion to step down as St Joseph’s boss fol­low­ing their cham­pi­onship semi-fi­nal de­feat to even­tual cham­pi­ons New­town Blues.

McKeever won in­ter­me­di­ate ti­tles with his na­tive O’Con­nell’s and their neigh­bours the Joe’s and the lat­ter sur­prised ev­ery­one by reach­ing the last four in the SFC, de­spite be­ing drawn in a group of death along­side 2016 fi­nal­ists Sean O’Ma­hony’s and St Mary’s.

McKeever re­places Colm Don­nelly in Clogher­head, who de­parts af­ter a three-year term that yielded an O’Donnell Cup ti­tle in 2016.

They also reached the league fi­nal this term, but ul­ti­mately failed to fol­low up on the prom­ise they showed in reach­ing county fi­nals in 2012 and 2014.

Else­where, Ardee St Mary’s have been heav­ily linked with Meath man Sean Barry, brother of Kevin Barry, who stepped down from his Glen Em­mets post last week.

Sean was in charge of Don­agh­more Ash­bourne last sea­son.

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