Bradley and O’Rourke step in

DONEGAL GAA confirmed Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley will take charge of Donegal for Sunday’s final league game, the trip to Roscommon.

It comes after Paddy Carr’s decision to step down as manager on Wednesday afternoon, with further discussions on Wednesday night to find the next step forward.

“CLG Dhún na nGall thank Paddy Carr for his commitment as Senior Team manager and wish him well in the future. Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley will take charge of the squad for Sunday’s Allianz League fixture with Roscommon in Hyde Park,” read a statement on their social media channels.

Donegal are on the cusp of relegation with one game and need an unlikely set of results to stay up with a win over a Roscommon team coached by former Donegal All-Ireland winner Mark McHugh the only part in their own hands.

Donegal need Tyrone to beat Armagh and a draw between Mayo and Monaghan, leaving three teams on five points. After that, they’d still need a massive points difference swing so beat the drop.

Carr stepped down just five months into his tenure as Donegal boss “with immediate effect” after discussions with members of the Donegal senior football team.

“Following a discussion with some senior members of the Donegal football team, I want to announce that I’m stepping away from the position of Donegal team Manager with immediate effect,” read a statement released by Donegal GAA. “I want nothing more than the best for Donegal and that will never change..”

Carr took over from Declan Bonner who stepped down at the end of last season.

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