Sunday 23 July 2017

Val takes Cavan reins

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

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.

Irish Independent

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