The wait is over

Patsy Dolan   SH40


t has been almost seventy days since Peter Canavan resigned as Fermanagh manager but the wait for his replacement appears to be almost over with an announcement due tomorrow night when the November county board meeting takes place at the Clinton Centre.



Favourite for the position is Brookeboro man Gerry Moane who it is understood was interviewed for the job a number of weeks ago. Speculation on social media site Twitter stated that Moane had been given the job a number of weeks ago but the county board moved to deny these rumours the following day.


Moane was a selector with Charlie Mulgrew in 2007 and has also been a manager of the Tyrone ladies team.


Another name linked to the position is former Enniskillen Gaels manager, Seamus Doyle. The Derry native won five championships with the Gaels and guided them to two Ulster Club finals. Currently with Tyrone club Ardboe an approach is believed to have been made to Doyle but it is unclear whether of not he was formally interviewed for the position.


Indeed while the county board has claimed to have had six nominees for the job there has been claims in some quarters that this number is some what inflated. It is understood that at least six individuals if not more have been approached to gauge their interest in the position but that a number flatly refused to enter any form of interview process. Among the names approached were, Kevin McStay, Dom Corrigan, Mark Henry, Seamus McEaney and Peter McGinnity.



Of those names speculation has been building over the last number of days that McGinnity may have thrown his hat in the ring but only time will tell.


Meanwhile the county board will have been getting a better indication as to what their bank balance looks like in recent days. Already significantly in debt there has been indications that these debt levels will have increased this year and with the news last month that funding group, Club Eirne, is to consider its position there appears to be a more financially restrictive times ahead for all involved in Fermanagh GAA.


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