McStay's Roscommon appointment confirmed

John Connolly

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John Connolly

McStay's Roscommon appointment confirmed

The Roscommon team pictured in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada earlier this year.

Roscommon GAA County Board tonight (Thursday) confirmed the expected appointment of Kevin McStay as the new manager of the county's Senior football team.

Roscommon, who will meet Leitrim if the Green & Gold overcome London in next year's Championship, had been in turmoil after the shock resignation of Fergal O'Donnell from the joint manager role with McStay last month.

With rumours of discord abounding and the withdrawal of former U21 manager Nigel Dineen from the race citing strong reservations about the selection process, McStay will hope to steady the Roscommon ship along with Liam McHale who will served as a selector.

In the statement, Roscommon GAA County Board said "Roscommon GAA is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin McStay as the Roscommon Senior Football Manager.

At a special meeting of Roscommon GAA held tonight the club delegates confirmed the appointment of Kevin McStay as the Manager of the Roscommon Senior Team. He will be joined by a backroom team which will include existing selector Liam McHale and others to be named.

County Chairman Seamus Sweeney wished Kevin the best of luck and said that it is now “all systems go for Roscommon as we prepare for the 2017 season.

All attention is now focused on the County Football Finals this weekend” he added “and will soon move towards the FBD Connacht league and our 2017 Division One campaign which starts with a tough away game against Tyrone on Saturday 5th of February”.