New Leitrim manager Terry Hyland pictured with County Board officials Terence Boyle and Martin McCartin. Photo by Willie Donnellan
The long sought after promotion from Division 4 of the Allianz League is the priority for new manager Terry Hyland but the former Cavan boss reveals that a successful promotion may not happen in 2019.
Speaking in his first major interview with the Observer, Hyland said “At the end of the day, the first target has to be to get out of Division 4. If we can get out of Division 4 and see where it brings us.
“Whether that is going to happen this year, I’m not too sure where we can go in year one but certainly in year two, with the structures, I would see us getting out of Division 4,” stressed Hyland.
In a wide ranging interview, Hyland stressed that no door is closed to any footballer in the county who wants to play for Leitrim but he also maintains that the Green & Gold must have the right structures in place if success is to follow.
The new Leitrim manager has yet to finalise his management team for the new season but wouldn't reveal names as some are still involved with club campaigns.
SEE THIS WEEK'S LEITRIM OBSERVER FOR OUR FULL INTERVIEW WITH NEW LEITRIM MANAGER TERRY HYLAND