Kevin Ryan set for surprise second stint with Antrim
KEVIN Ryan looks set to make a surprise return to the Antrim hurling job, with county officials due to meet him tonight about reappointment.
The Waterford native was in charge of the Saffron seniors and under-21s for three seasons from 2013 until 2015, during which time his most notable achievement was the U21s’ stunning win over Wexford in his first year that took them to an All-Ireland final.
His reign ended after a disappointing final campaign when they were relegated from both Division 1B of the league and the Liam McCarthy Cup.
The job had been taken on initially by PJ O’Mullan before he stepped down mid-season, and the four-man team headed by Terence McNaughton and Dominic McKinley took over.
That duo stepped down at the end of the 2018 season, during which they were relegated back to Division 2A of the National League, but managed to retain their Joe McDonagh Cup status after a good start fizzled out.