To be excited’
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.