Management movement in Donegal

WORK continues in Donegal for those clubs who are still seeking a manager for the upcoming season.

With the split season in effect, and inter-county competition due to begin at the end of February, it perhaps feels as if there is plenty of time for club teams to get the right people in charge of their teams.

Some clubs, like Cloughaneely, are taking a slow approach as per usual to find their manager.

Cloughaneely advertise for their manager every year. The notice went up this week with a closing date for interested applicants on January 22. So there is still some time to wait for the completion of that.

Last year, Cloughaneely were managed by Michael Lynch who was in charge for the three years that they played in Division One since 2018.

Similarly, in St Michael’s the work continues as they try to find a replacement for Gary O’Neill, who returned to his home county Tyrone to manage Pomeroy.

O’Neill was their manager for the past two years. St Michael’s  had a good run last year as they won all three of their group games played. They lost to Kilcar  by just two points, 3-14 to 3-12, in a remarkable game.

Bundoran won two of their championship group matches last year under the stewardship of Terry McCann who is from Killyclogher in Tyrone.

After an opening defeat to St Eunan’s they bounced back to beat Termon. Then they beat Milford by six.

McCann has moved on though and the club announced that applications for the manager’s post closed at the start of this week. So they are hoping to have someone in place in the next few weeks.

Glenswilly manger Pauric Bonner will be hoping for an improvement in 2021, whenever it gets started.

They lost to St Michael’s and Kilcar in the group stages, but did beat Four Masters.

Bonner remains as Glenswilly manager and he has confirmed that his backroom team remains the same.

Milford may have had three defeats in the Senior Championship in the group stages, yet they want to build on the work that was achieved last year.

SP Barrett remains in place as manager. He hasn’t changed his backroom team either.

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