Lennon takes over at Latton as clubs secure teams

By Shaun Casey

DAVID Lennon will lead Latton into the new season having been appointed as their manager for 2024. Lennon oversaw Donaghmoyne’s fortunes this season, as they escaped relegation from senior football and returns for another spell with the O’Rahilly outfit.

Latton reached the last eight of the senior championship but lost out to Clontibret by eight points. They also lost the league final in 2023, to Inniskeen.

Former Monaghan manager Eamon McEnaney has returned to his native club Castleblayney for another year in charge.

McEnaney was drafted in midway through the 2022 campaign as the former Monaghan kingpins, leaders of the SFC roll of honour, suffered relegation to intermediate football and he remained his the hotseat last season as well.

The Faughs were knocked out of the championship at the quarter-final stage by eventual victors Killanny by three points, 1-10 to 0-10. Killanny, meanwhile, will be managed by John Kennedy and Martin O’Rourke.

Intermediate semi-finalists Cremartin have retained the services of Matthew Lambe, who has worn the bainisteoir bib over the last number of years, while Eoin Lennon and Benny Lennon will lead Emyvale into the upcoming season.

A number of clubs are still on the lookout for a new manager. Truagh, who suffered relegation to the Intermediate Championship for next season following a one-point defeat to Aughnamullen on the last day of the season, remain on the hunt.

They parted ways with former Armagh ladies manager Ronan Murphy midway through the season before Maxi Curran of Donegal took the job. It’s unclear whether Curran will lead Truagh into the new year.

Doohamlet are another side that have yet to appoint a management team for the upcoming season and they held onto their intermediate status this season with wins over Toome and Sean McDermott’s in the relegation group.

Aidan McElroy and Paddy Hughes are staying with Tyholland in 2024. The pair brought the club to the Junior Championship decider in 2023 but lost to Blackhill by the minimum of margins on the day.

Currin, who lost to Tyholland in the championship quarter-final by two points, are also after a new manager.

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