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Former Derry boss Damian Barton takes reins at Edendork

Former Derry manager Damian Barton pictured before the 2017 Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final clash with Tyrone at Celtic Park. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin.
Francis Mooney

Former Derry boss Damian Barton is back in management, just a few months after leaving the Oak Leaf post.

Barton has been appointed as manager of Tyrone club Edendork.

He was ratified at a meeting of the club committee on Wednesday night.

During his two-year stint with his native county, the former All-Ireland winner lost twice to Tyrone in the first round of the Ulster Championship.

Derry suffered relegation to Division Three of the National Football League last season, slipping out of the second tier in dramatic fashion on the final day after other results went against them.

This will not be Barton's first taste of management in Tyrone club football, having previously been in charge of Donaghmore.

His assistant during his spell with Derry was an Edendork clubman, Brian McGuckin, also a teaching colleague at St Patrick's College in Dungannon.

it's unclear whether McGuckin will link up once again with the Newbridge man by renewing the partnership at club level.

Edendork are about to begin their third season back in Division One, having gained promotion by winning the Intermediate Championship in 2015.

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