By Niall Gartland
FORMER Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran has emerged as a surprise contender for the vacant Fermanagh senior management position.
It is understood that interviews for the role are set to go ahead today (Wednesday), and that the only two men in line for the role are Curran and ex-Fermanagh footballer Kieran Donnelly.
Curran is understood to have assembled a potential backroom team of Fermanagh legend Barry Owens, Owen Mooney, Pat Cadden and Leon Carters, who has been involved for a number of years as the team’s strength and conditioning coach.
Kieran Donnelly, who has a wealth of managerial experience and is currently manager of Cavan Gaels, has recruited Fergal Quinn, who has experience of coaching Omagh CBS teams alongside Donnelly.
Donnelly spent several years playing for Fermanagh and spent two years in the backroom team with Peter Canavan in 2012 and 2013. He also managed Monaghan club Scotstown to an Ulster final appearance in 2019.
Shane Curran, meanwhile, enjoyed a long career between the sticks for Roscommon and also won an All-Ireland club medal with St Brigid’s in 2012. He has managed at various clubs in the intervening period, and he also brought Roscommon U-20s to a Connacht final appearance in 2018.
It is also understood that the Fermanagh County Board will announce their new manager in the coming week.