Oisin McConville to be new Wicklow manager

Armagh All-Ireland winner Oisin McConville is current manager of Monaghan outfit Inniskeen. Picture by Philip Walsh.

OISIN McConville is set to become the next manager of the Wicklow senior footballers.

In a statement released on Friday,  Wicklow GAA indicated that the former Armagh forward would be recommended to the Wicklow County Board by the county’s management committee.

McConville is currently manager of Inniskeen Grattans and is preparing his team for a crucial Monaghan SFC clash with Truagh Gaels on Sunday.

The Crossmaglen man had been linked to the vacant manager’s job in Monaghan following the departure of Seamus McEnaney and was also part of Ray Dempsey’s ticket for the Mayo post which eventually went to Kevin McStay.

He has previous managerial experience with his home club, Meath club Seneschalstown and Dundalk IT.

He will succeed Colin Kelly who stepped down as Wicklow manager earlier this year. The Garden county were relegated to Division Four of the Allianz Football League. They defeated Laois in the first round of the Leinster SFC before losing to Meath and were knocked out of the Tailteann Cup by Offaly.

Wicklow GAA said in their statement: “Oisin’s experience as a player, coach and manager will bring energy and enthusiasm to the role. His backroom team will be confirmed in the coming weeks.”