By Niall Gartland
ONE of the most recognisable names in Cavan football, Fintan Cahill, has been appointed as manager of his native club, Cuchulainn’s.
It’s his third stint in charge of the club’s senior side, and the big target will be an Intermediate Championship title after showing up well in this year’s championship, losing after a replay to eventual winners Castlerahan at the semi-final juncture.
Cahlll represented Cavan with distinction as a star forward during the eighties and nineties, with his playing career culminating in their famous Ulster Championship triumph in 1997.
Elsewhere, Cavan Junior Champions Drumlane have confirmed that Martin Dunne will be back for a second year in charge.
The news comes as no major surprise as the club had a brilliant year under the former Cavan Gaels star, finishing near the top of Division Two and going all the way to the Ulster Junior Championship final, where they lost in agonising fashion to Stewartstown in a penalty shootout.
Dunne, who recently hung up the boots with Cavan Gaels, has already shown himself to be a talented manager and coach and they have some excellent players in their ranks, including Ryan Connolly, goalkeeper Harry Clarke and defender Donal Monahan.
Mullahoran are also sticking with their current management team Shane McCabe and Ryan McCluskey for the season ahead.
Again, it’s no big shock as they did a great job this season, leading the team to a Division Two final victory over Arva.
They had already achieved promotion before that point so they’ll be looking forward to playing top flight football in 2023.
Just as importantly, they maintained their senior championship status in Cavan, finishing fourth in the group stages before taking last year’s champions Ramor to a replay in the quarter-finals.