BY ALAN RODGERS
The search for Mickey Harte’s successor as manager of the Tyrone senior footballers has begun.
Clubs in Tyrone have today been asked to submit their nominations for the top role, following the resignation of the Errigal Ciaran clubman at the weekend after 18 highly-successful years in charge.
The front-runner at the moment appears to be the former u-21 manager Feargal Logan, who guided Tyrone to All-Ireland success in that grade five years ago.
Others in the running could include the former Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke, who lives in Ballygawley but has already agreed to take on Glen, Colin Holmes, who has been in charge of the u-17 team and the Down manager Paddy Tally, who was the Tyrone coach when they won the All-Ireland for the first time in 2003.
But there’s a quick turnaround, as the closing date for nominations is next Monday, November 23.
In an email to all clubs, the Tyrone county secretary Dominic McCaughey, said that the three-year terms for the management teams at county level were now drawing to a close.
As well as the county senior football manager’s post, nominations are also being sought for the senior hurling team and the u-20 football team.
The u-17 management team is remaining in place until the end of the current season, which has been postponed. This post will be filled when Tyrone’s involvement in that competition is completed.