GAA Football

O'Rourke set for extended stay in Monaghan

Malachy O'Rourke will stay in charge of Monaghan until at least 2019. Picture by Philip Walsh.

MALACHY O’Rourke will remain as Monaghan manager until at least 2019 after signing up for another three years with the Farney county.

Speculation over his future was quelled last month when it was announced that the Fermanagh native would stay in charge for a fifth season.

But at the monthly county board meeting, O’Rourke was handed another three-year term, which will take him up to seven years at the helm in total.

There will be one change to his backroom team, with Finbarr Fitzpatrick stepping down, having been with O’Rourke since he took over ahead of the 2013 season.

“Monaghan GAA would like to thank Finbarr for his effort as selector over the past 4 years. Another Monaghan based selector will be appointed in the near future,” read a statement from the county board.

Ryan Porter and Leo McBride will remain as part of the backroom team.

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