No decision on Naomh Conaill management

By Michael McMullan

NO decision has been made on Martin Regan’s future as Naomh Conaill manager ahead of the 2023 season.

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

After losing the 2021 final at the hands of St Eunan’s, the Glenties side went one better to get their hands on the Dr Maguire Cup for the sixth time.

They bowed out of the Ulster series after extra-time and penalties despite having had Cargin twice on the back foot only to be hit with late scores.

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.

Kavanagh took them to championship glory in his first season, but they lost their grip on their title in this year’s final.

In the wake of Declan Bonner stepping down as Donegal manager, Kavanagh was heavily linked to take over before ruling out the move.

The decision will be a huge coup for St Eunan’s as they head into a new season.

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

League champions Kilcar expect to have manager Conor Cunningham and coach Barry O’Hagan back on board.

Milford, Termon, Fanad, Na Rossa and Robert Emmets are among clubs still on the lookout for a new manager

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