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Managerial merry-go-round continues across the county

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Managerial merry-go-round continues across the county thumbnailMickey Moran is set to remain in charge of the Slaughtneil footballers for another season. Wk06055

FIFTEEN Derry clubs have already got up and running this season by playing in the Ulster senior and intermediate leagues and for the most part the results have been good.
They might be a step of the others who are content to dig out a challenge game or two and train when pitches dry out a bit.
Now all clubs have got managers or management teams, some new and some the same as last year.
In Division One, Ballinderry have stuck with the former Errigal Ciaran players Mark Harte and Cairan O'Donnell.
Bellaghy have former player Joe Cassidy in charge for a second year while Claudy have replaced Michael O'Kane with Omagh man Laurence Strain.
Coleraine have Sean McGoldrick and Sean McLaughlin at the helm for an amazing 17th year.
Dungiven, building through youth, have kept faith in Paul Murphy whose late father Andy Murphy held the same position for many years.
Enda Gormley was one of Glen's longest serving players and he continues his tenure as manager along with former Ballymaguigan and Derry player Seamus Doyle and his young side are nearing the big breakthrough.
Nicky McAleese is there for a second year with Kilrea and he is joined by several other former club players including Vinny McKenna.
Liam Bradley has been a long-time manager at Glenullin in several spells and in this term it is his third in charge.
Seamus Downey and John Brennan will patrol the sideline for Lavey who are strong at underage and look good for the future.
The Loup have had a number of managerial changes in recent years and change for the fourth year in a row with Kevin Coary and Paddy Gribben the new men.
Former Tyrone star Adrian Cush has been appointed at Magherafelt, a team that has under performed over the years. He takes over from Chris Collins.
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