By Michael McMullan
LAVEY have appointed a new senior football manager ahead of the 2023 season, Gaelic Life can confirm.
Former player Gary Cushnahan has taken over the vacancy when the management team of Jude Donnelly, Seamus Downey and Johnny McGurk stepped down after last season.
Cushnahan played in the club’s county final appearance in 1998 and has been part of senior management teams in the past.
The former Hogan Cup and All-Ireland u-21 winning forward has a background in strength and conditioning, but has yet to finalise his management team.
The Erin’s Own club last won the John McLaughlin Cup in 1993. More recently they were in the 2018 decider when they went down to Coleraine.
The club’s underage development has moved their teams back to Grade A and they have won the Derry u-21 championship, back to back minor titles and an Ulster minor championship at St Paul’s.
News of Cushnahan’s appointment comes on the day Lavey’s Johnny McGarvey was announced as the new Derry senior hurling manager.