Kieran Donnelly is appointed as new Fermanagh manager


KIERAN Donnelly was last night confirmed as the new Fermanagh manager, taking over the reins from Ryan McMenamin who stepped down last month.
A former Fermanagh player and a previous minor manager, Donnelly (above) was also part of Erne county set-up in 2012-13 when Peter Canavan was boss.

Ex-Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran had also been strongly linked with the post in recent days, before the Fermanagh County Board confirmed Donnelly’s appointment.

The Brookeborough man is currently in charge of Cavan Gaels and led Scotstown to the 2018 Monaghan title, with An Bhoth losing out to Donegal champions Gaoth Dobhair in that year’s Ulster club final.

Confirming his appointment, a Fermanagh spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be able to appoint someone with the experience, drive and ambition of Kieran Donnelly to this position. “Kieran comes into this role as a successful coach and manager of the highest standard, with considerable experience of leading players in a high-performance environment and has an impressive managerial track record.

“We look forward with excitement to working with Kieran in implementing the main objectives of our current strategic plan and in developing not only the current group of players, but also those that are progressing along the player pathway in Fermanagh, to be the best that they can be.”

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