Down increase Tyrone contingent with All-Ireland winner addition

Ciaran Meenagh alongside Down boss Conor Laverty during last weekend's Dr McKenna Cup clash with Derry at Celtic Park. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Tyrone men Ciaran Meenagh (pictured) and Mickey Donnelly were already part of Conor Laverty's Down backroom team. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

THE Tyrone connection in the Down backroom team has grown even stronger since All-Ireland winner John Devine was brought onboard as goalkeeper coach.

The Errigal Ciaran clubman has been working with John O’Hare and Kevin Anderson as the Mourne County bid to escape Division Three of the National League, as well as earning a crack at the All-Ireland series.

That takes the Tyrone contingent to three, with Aghaloo native Mickey Donnelly and Loughmacrory’s Ciaran Meenagh – manager of Derry when they won last year’s Ulster title – already involved with Conor Laverty’s set-up.

Former Tyrone player John Devine  
Tyrone All-Ireland winner John Devine is now a goalkeeping coach with Down