Val takes Cavan reins
Published 27/08/2010 | 05:00
Val Andrews and Terry Hyland have been appointed in a joint capacity as managers of the Cavan football team for a three-year term. That was the unanimous decision of the Cavan County Board last might at a specially convened meeting.
It followed a recommendation from the management committee earlier in the week which sought the return of Dubliner Andrews, who managed the county for three years (1998 to 2001) and Hyland, a selector during that term.
Andrews was manager when Cavan last reached an Ulster final and has since had a spell with Louth. Hyland has enjoyed club success with last year's intermediate champions Lavey as well as taking charge of the Cavan U-21s and juniors earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Pat Flanagan looks set to be re-appointed as Westmeath football manager after completing his interview on Wednesday night.
Flanagan was one of only two candidates interviewed -- the other was Dessie Dolan Snr -- and, after taking the position in a caretaker capacity after the departure of Brendan Hackett in April, he is thought to be the preferred candidate.
When Hackett was appointed last September, Dolan was not interviewed, which was a source of frustration for his son Dessie Jnr, who announced his retirement but was back for the championship under Flanagan.