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Enniskillen Gaels manager John Reihill likely to step down after Fermanagh final loss

A late Stephen McGullion goal sealed victory for Derrygonnelly Harps last Sunday. Pic Philip Walsh

ENNISKILLEN Gaels manager John Reihill looks likely to step down after five fruitful years as manager during which he brought the Fermanagh club back to Division One and to their first senior championship final since 2006.

Reihill's team were Fermanagh intermediate winners last year and this season saw them finish runners-up in both league and championship. He says the time may be right for a change.

“The team will be back because they are good enough, they just have to learn from these experiences,” said Reihill, captain of the St Mary's side that won the Sigerson Cup in 1989, after the Gaels lost out in Sunday's Fermanagh final against Derrygonnelly Harps.

“A lot of them aren't used to losing in many respects because in youth football they have won everything. The experience from today is that it's horrible to lose.

“They'll definitely be back but it's all about learning from this and improving.

“I'll have to weigh up my options. I've been here for five years and when I took it on the plan was to get the club back to the top table and I think I've done that. Maybe it's up to somebody else to take them to the next step?”

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