GAA Football

Antrim have their man

ANTRIM county chairman Jim Murray says the Saffrons have found the right man to turn their footballing fortunes around writes Andy Watters.

Speaking yesterday, Murray said that the new senior football manager would be announced next week after being ratified by the county board. "It'll be announced next Tuesday," said Murray, who refused to reveal the new bainisteoir's identity, saying: "The clubs need to be told first." Murray added: "We spoke to numerous people, all of whom were interested in taking Antrim forward, all of whom had similar ambitions to the Antrim county committee. All of them have inter-county experience." Among the front-runners for the post vacated by Frank Dawson are former players Gearoid Adams and Kevin Madden and Liam Bradley, who took the side to the Ulster final in 2009. Former Down manager Pete McGrath recently said that he had not been contacted by the Antrim County Board, while early favourite John Rafferty pulled out of the race in order to take over at Derry club side Bellaghy.

The Saffrons find themselves in NFL Division Four after being relegated last season.

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