By Niall Gartland
FEARGAL Logan and Brian Dooher have put their names forward to stay on board as managers of the Tyrone senior intercounty football team, and it is expected that they will be ratified on a new three-year term at a meeting of the county committee next Tuesday evening (August 8).
Logan and Dooher were appointed as joint-managers of Tyrone in late 2020 and their three-year term officially came to a close with last month’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final defeat to Kerry.
There has been considerable speculation about whether or not they would desire to stay in their positions, but it emerged last week that they wish to seek a new three-year contract as managers.
While nothing is set in stone at this stage, Gaelic Life understands that it is highly likely that they will be ratified at a meeting of the county committee in Garvaghey next Tuesday.
Dooher and Logan brought Tyrone to the Promised Land in the first year of their tenure with a memorable run to an assured All-Ireland SFC final victory over Mayo. The last two years haven’t been as fruitful, but Tyrone have maintained their top flight status in the National Football League and have promising players coming through the ranks following their recent success at minor and u-20 level.
Elsewhere, Tyrone have recently advertised the vacant Tyrone senior inter-county hurling position.
McShane departed the post having served his three year-term in the wake of the side’s exit from the Christy Ring tournament in late May.
The county board is also on the hunt for a new u-17 manager with Gerard Donnelly vacating the post after his side’s Ulster Championship semi-final defeat on penalties to Monaghan.
It has also been reported that Paul Devlin, who steered the u-20 team to All-Ireland honours last year, is keen on staying in the position.
It will be a new looking u-20 team in 2024 as the likes of Ruairi Canavan, Seanie O’Donnell, James Donaghy and other leading members of the All-Ireland winning side are now overage.