Cunningham stays with Kilcar

By Michael McMullan

LEAGUE champions Kilcar have retained Conor Cunningham as manager going into the 2023 season.

Kilcar – who had Armagh All-Ireland winner Barry O’Hagan on board as trainer last season – are searching for their first county title since 2017.

The Towney side were edged out at the semi-final stage this season at the hands of St Eunan’s with Jason Campbell’s goal not enough to get them back in the game.

Champions Naomh Conaill are not set to make a decision on Martin Regan’s future until the new year.

Regan had originally stepped away from the post at the start of 2022 before a u-turn saw him back at the helm.

Beaten finalists St Eunan’s will have Rory Kavanagh in charge with the club confirming the former Donegal star’s third season in the hot-seat.

There is good news for Glenswilly with Pauric Bonner staying in charge to build on last season when they pushed eventual champions Naomh Conaill to the pin of their collar.

The other boost will be full access to recently retired Donegal skipper Michael Murphy that will bring a whole new dimension to their season-long preparations.

Kevin Sinclair will return as Four Masters manager next season with a management team of Declan Bushell, Conor McShane, John Sinclair, Garvan Ward, John Gildea, and Calvin McShane.

Bushell has played a central role with the club’s minor team – under manager Damien Dunnion – who take on Donaghmore in Monday’s Ulster semi-final with any of the players eyed for senior careers in the near future.

Intermediate champions Dungloe have yet to finalise their management after their recent AGM.

Dessie Gallagher led the club to a first intermediate title in their history before going down to an impressive Galbally side in Ulster.

Gallagher spoke in the aftermath of their defeat of the level of commitment given by the players and it’s hard to see him not in charge in the senior ranks next season.

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