Daniels joins Dunlavin as man­age­rial va­can­cies start to fill up

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

THE an­nual Wick­low GAA club man­ager merry-go-round is show­ing signs of sort­ing it­self out with top men ap­pointed to the ma­jor­ity of clubs with the re­main­ing few clos­ing in on likely can­di­dates.

The big news in the west of the county this week is that former Kil­macanogue boss Jonathan Daniels will take the reins at last year’s beaten In­ter­me­di­ate fi­nal­ists Dunlavin. Daniels will look to con­tinue the good work of Thomas Har­ney who led them to the In­ter­me­di­ate de­cider where they fell to Hol­ly­wood.

The ma­jor­ity of the Se­nior foot­ball clubs are ei­ther un­changed or have a gaffer in place. The big change is that beaten fi­nal­ists have ap­pointed Paddy O’Con­nor to re­place Barry O’Dono­van as the Blues bid to go one step fur­ther in 2018.

Ciaran Wal­she takes con­trol of Balt­in­glass while An­nacurra have opted to stay in-house by giv­ing the top job to club leg­end John Hynes.

Harry Mur­phy re­mains with Rath­new, Casey O’Brien will go again with St Pa­trick’s, while Bray Em­mets are stick­ing with Brian O’Ke­effe and Tony Den­ver.

The re­turn­ing Hol­ly­wood have man­aged to hold on to the ser­vices of Mick Murray as they look to main­tain their up­ward curve and Trevor Doyle goes again with Kil­te­gan.

Other ap­point­ments of note are that former Kil­dare foot­baller Tadhg Fen­nin has taken charge of Donard-the Glen for 2018 while former Éire Óg Grey­stones boss Alan Costello will look to help Ti­na­hely bounce di­rectly back from rel­e­ga­tion.

No man­agers yet for Carnew Em­mets in ei­ther hurl­ing or foot­ball, nor for Éire Óg in the foot­ball while Bray’s search for a hurl­ing boss is a work in progress. Michael Neary re­mains with St Pat’s while Garry Laf­fan will look to guide Gle­nealy to the de­fence of their ti­tle.

Next week we will have a club by club man­ager update.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.