11 nominated for manager’s position

Leitrim GAA County Board are to form a selection committee after 11 nominations were received for the position of Leitrim Senior team manager.

Leitrim GAA County Board are to form a selection committee after 11 nominations were received for the position of Leitrim Senior team manager.

Nominations closed last Friday and the County Board Management Committee met on Monday to discuss plans to appoint a new manager, agreeing to set up a committee to interview candidates.

The committee, which is yet to be formed, will meet with interested candidates over the coming weeks with the committee returning to the Executive and the County Board with a single recommendation.

County Board officials declined to reveal the names of those nominated but did reveal that 12 clubs had forwarded nominations. It is also believed that there is no time frame set on the process but officials hope to conclude the appointment as soon as possible.

The Observer understands that George Dugdale and Brian Breen have received a nomination while the names of Michael Moyles and Martin McHugh have also received support. It is believed that the majority of the candidates are from Leitrim, with a few outside nominees but apart from the outgoing duo, none are believed to have managed at Senior Inter-county level.

In other news, Drumreilly’s appeal to the Disputes Resolution Authority may be heard on Thursday. Drumreilly are appealing their exclusion from the Senior Championship Quarter-Finals, contending they were “ wrongly placed in a relegation play-off when they had qualified for a quarter final play-off having consideration to the criteria determined under the Leitrim Championship Bye-Laws and Regulations 2013 and Rule 6.20 T.O.2013.”

The appeal meant that last Saturday’s eighth place playoff between Annaduff and Bornacoola was postponed at late notice with players having travelled home from abroad for the game and although the playoff has been provisionally fixed for next Saturday, the Senior Championship could yet face significant delays.

Drumreilly were unhappy that their third round game against Glencar/Manorhamilton was not scheduled for the same time as the Allen Gaels v Annaduff clash and although they finished level on points with Allen Gaels & Annaduff, Drumreilly were placed fourth in the group on the basis that their scoring difference was -19 as opposed to minus 10 for Annaduff and minus one for Allen Gaels.

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