Nine new managers in Fermanagh club football

March 15th, 2018 | County

The Fermanagh club season is just over three weeks from throw in and this year we will see nine new managers taking to the dugout.

The high profile appointments at the main senior championship challengers over the winter have seen Sean Flanagan take over from Archie Greene at Derrygonnelly, Seamus Kelm replace Maurice McLaughlin at Erne Gaels and Peter McGinnity stepping into Brian Gormley’s shoes.

Elsewhere there has also been a high profile change at Junior Champions Belnaleck where Colm Bradley has taken over from Gerry Flanagan as the side prepare for the jump up to intermediate football.

New County u20 boss Shane Goan has left Sean Donnelly big boots to fill at Irvinestown while Anthony Drumm will replace Tommy Clarke for 2018 at Teemore.

Over at near neighbours Derrylin, Fergal Shannon replaces Damien Gormley and Conor Daly for the O’Connell’s while at St Patrick’s Sean Maguire follows in the footsteps of Ogie Cadden. Up the road at Aghadrumsee the Magpies have appointed Colm Monaghan to pick up where Aidan McElroy left off.

Just over half the clubs in the county have kept faith with their managers of 2018. Malachy Cullen and Kieran Gallagher still lead the way at Devenish while Mickey Cassidy helms Ederney, Sean Breen returns for another year at Tempo and Peter Clarke is back at Belcoo. Kevin O’Rourke manages Lisnaskea again with back-up from Aide Little, while at Newtownbutler Vinny Connolly is still calling the shots with Liam McDermott training and Derek Conlon on board as a selector.

Kinawley and Maguiresbridge have held faith with Mark Monaghan and Cathal Murphy respectively.

John Reihill continues the rebuilding project at Enniskillen Gaels while Brookeborough have Frank Greene and Niall Rooney in charge again, and elsewhere Brian Coalter back is in the hot seat at Coa.

DIVISION 1

Derrygonnelly – Sean Flanagan and Brendan Rasdale

Erne Gaels – Seamus Kelm

Roslea – Peter McGinnity

Irvinestown – Sean Donnelly

St Patricks Donagh – Sean Maguire

Devenish – Malachy Cullen and Kieran Gallagher

Ederney – Michael Cassidy

Tempo – Sean Breen

Lisnaskea – Kevin O’Rourke

Kinawley – Mark Monaghan

 

DIVISION 2

Belnaleck – Colm Bradley

Teemore – Anthony Drumm

Derrylin – Fergal Shannon

Maguiresbridge – Cathal Murphy

Newtownbutler – Vinny Connolly and Liam McDermott

Enniskillen – John Reihill

Coa – Brian Coalter

Brookeborough – Frank Greene and Niall Rooney

Belcoo – Peter Clarke

Aghadrumsee – Colum Monahan