By Niall Gartland
FORMER Cavan Gaels teammates Micheál Lyng and Seanie Johnston have been appointed to the helm of their senior men’s football team.
Both men enjoyed glittering careers with the club during their playing days, Lyng winning nine senior championship medals and Johnston winning a remarkable ten.
The pair managed Monaghan side Ballybay this season, while Johnston was also forwards’ coach for a spell during Mickey Graham’s reign as manager of the Cavan senior footballers. Previously he managed Cavan side Cuchulainn’s, with Lyng involved as part of the backroom.
Elsewhere, Ronan Devlin will remain in charge of Antrim kingpins Cargin next year alongside his right-hand man and Ballinderry clubmate Fabian Muldoon.
Devlin was involved in a backroom capacity under Damian Cassidy before taking the step up to manager in 2022. He has led the team to back-to-back championships in Antrim while they have also given a good account of themselves in the provincial arena.
In Tyrone, Dungannon Clarkes have appointed club native James Slater to the senior management position recently vacated by Christopher Rafferty after six years in charge. Slater will lead the team alongside Gerard Cavlan, Cookstown’s Ryan Pickering and former Derry goalkeeper Barry Gillis.