Monday 23 October 2017

Micko ready to get back in the groove as Banner call on veteran boss

All the indications are that O'Dwyer will agree to take charge of the county when he meets with Clare officials later this week.
All the indications are that O'Dwyer will agree to take charge of the county when he meets with Clare officials later this week.
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Mick O'Dwyer looks set to be appointed as Clare football manager at next week's county board meeting.

All the indications are that O'Dwyer will agree to take charge of the county when he meets with Clare officials later this week.

Clare County Board will meet next Tuesday, when a senior team manager is expected to be ratified. Contact was established between O'Dwyer and Clare in the wake of Micheal McDermott's departure as manager after their fourth-round qualifier defeat to Kerry in July.

O'Dwyer (76) had left the door open to return to inter-county management when he left Wicklow in 2011 after a five-year involvement with them.

Meanwhile, Meath defender Kevin Reilly will travel to Sweden over the coming weeks in an attempt to bring his injury nightmare to an end.

blighted

Reilly missed out on Navan O'Mahony's Meath SFC final victory on Sunday because of an Achilles tendon injury which has blighted his career in recent years, forcing him to miss a large chunk of action for the Royals this season.

Reilly will now travel to Umea in northern Sweden, where he will be operated on by Achilles specialist Hakan Alfredson.

Navan O'Mahony's will face Longford's Emmet Og in the Leinster quarter-final without Reilly and his Meath colleague Mark Ward.

Elsewhere, St Patrick's of Louth could have to forfeit home advantage for their Leinster club SFC clash with Sarsfields on Sunday week.

Because of post-match incidents in the wake of St Patrick's 2011 provincial first-round defeat to Portlaoise, they face a journey to Newbridge.

The venues and dates for the four Leinster club SFC quarter-finals will not be finalised until a fixtures meeting in Portlaoise tonight.

Irish Independent

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