Slaughtneil manager Michael McShane nominated for Antrim hurling position
MICHAEL McShane was the only candidate nominated for the position of senior hurling manager by the Antrim clubs at Monday night’s county board meeting.
The highly-rated Ballycastle clubman is currently manager of Derry’s Slaughtneil, the winners of the last two Ulster hurling championships who are chasing a six in-a-row in the Oak Leaf county this season.
Joint managers Terence McNaughton and Dominic ‘Woody’ McKinley confirmed their decisions to step down at Monday night’s meeting but it is understood that Neal Peden and Gary O’Kane, also part of the existing management team, are prepared to stay on.
In 2018, Antrim produced some battling performances but were relegated from Division 1B after losing a play-off to Laois by two points. They began their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign with wins over Meath and Carlow, but three consecutive losses meant they finished in the relegation zone and had to beat Christy Ring Cup winners Kildare (3-23 to 1-17) to maintain their status for next season.