A change of plans at Kildallan

KILDALLAN’s management team for the 2021 season will be Wayne O’Grady and Dale Bannon, former players for the club.

Initially the club had announced former Fermanagh ladies boss Emmet Curry as their new boss, but there’s been a change of plan.

O’Grady and Bannon have played on Kildallan teams together, and ambitions will be fairly low-key as their biggest ever success was a Junior Championship title all the way back in 1977.

Asked about their plans for the year ahead, O’Grady says that they’re not thinking too far ahead as they’re waiting for a confirmed fixtures calendar to be published.

“I can’t say much about the season ahead. We don’t even know if there will be games this year after GAA statement last week pushing back the intercounty season by another month.

“So lads are just doing their own bits for now and no-one knows what the season ahead will be like.

“Every club is in the same boat, we just have to wait and see what the higher powers say.”

Asked whether he’ll place his trust in youth or the more experienced players in the club, he reiterated that they’re taking things slowly at the moment: “I haven’t even thought about that as don’t know if there even be games this year. The only thing we are doing now is getting lads to do a little bit of training on their own. Nothing more than that.”

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