McCann unsure on future as Donegal hurling boss

DONEGAL hurling manager Mickey McCann has said that he is unsure whether or not he will continue in the role after their Nickey Rackard Cup final loss to Wicklow.

Donegal led by 2-8 to 0-10 at the break, and it’s not an exaggeration to say they could have been further ahead.

Wicklow manager Casey O’Brien made some big calls on the sideline, and it rejuvenated his team as they won 1-20 to 3-12.

McCann (above) is unsure if he will stay on for a seventh season in charge, and as one of the longest serving managers in the country, it is understandable that he may need time.

He feels there is plenty left in the wise heads of the panel, while he hinted that if he stays in the bainisteoir bib, he might try to get Davin Flynn and Sean McVeigh back on board as they stepped away for 2023.

“I don’t know where I’m at myself to be honest.

“It’s too soon. I’ve been at it a long time now and I will just have to think now over the next few weeks and talk to Jamesie (Donnelly) and Gabriel (O’Kane) and stuff.

“As for the players, I feel the Danny Cullens and the Declan Coulters and those boys, they all have another year left at this level easy if they get a good pre-season done and they will.

“If they step away or not, I don’t know, but if I have anything to do with the management, you’d be hoping they stay on, and maybe get a few other boys back that opted out.”

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