Clan na Gael appoint new manager

CLAN na Gael have appointed Ronan McMahon as their new senior football manager for the season ahead.

McMahon takes over from Clans and Armagh legend Diarmaid Marsden, who wore the bainisteoir bib for four years.

The 2002 All-Ireland winner guided the Lurgan men to Intermediate championship glory in 2020 and they remain in the Senior championship.

McMahon, who is joined by Eamon McEvoy, was part of James McCartan’s Down management team in 2022.

The Warrenpoint native will be familiar with football in the Orchard County having been involved with Ballymacnab in 2021.

In a statement Clan na Gael said: “We are pleased to appoint Ronan McMahon as Senior Manager, assisted by Eamon McEvoy for 2023. We wish them well for the season ahead.

“Sincere thanks to outgoing management, Diarmaid Marsden, Joe Lavery & Ronan Hamill for their fantastic work over the last 4 years.”

Down club Glenn have also appointed a new manager for the 2023 season, with Stevie Clarke replacing the outgoing Tony Bagnall.

Clarke, a former Glenn player, will be joined by Burren man Eamon Toner and assisted by clubman Mark Devlin.

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