Thursday 21 September 2017

Canavan to take role with Fulham Irish

Tyrone Legend Peter Canavan is set to join the management team of Fulham Irish
Tyrone Legend Peter Canavan is set to join the management team of Fulham Irish

Tyrone legend Peter Canavan is set to join the management team of London club Fulham Irish, it has been revealed.

The club have secured the services of the former All-Ireland winning captain, along with ex-Dublin senior hurling team performance analyst Jenny Coady, as they bid to go one step further than last year's final appearance and win the London SFC.

The exact nature of Canavan's role is yet to be ironed out, however, and he faces a busy summer as he is also committed to working as an analyst with Sky Sports in the second year of their GAA coverage.

Canavan has carved out an impressive career in management since hanging up his boots. He has worked most recently as a selector with the Tyrone U-21 side that secured All-Ireland honours earlier this month.

Last year he helped Cavan Gaels win their county SFC title, and he has also served as Fermanagh manager for two years.

Fulham Irish were beaten in the London decider last year and last claimed the crown in 2011.

Elsewhere, Waterford sharpshooter Pauric Mahony confirmed that an operation on his broken leg "went to plan."

Mahony picked up the injury while on duty for Ballygunner against Ballyduff and is likely to face at least six months of the sideline, ruling him out of the Deise's championship campaign.

The county's top scorer took to social media to thank people for their support.

"Thanks to everyone for the messages and support over last few days much appreciated and operation went to plan," he tweeted.

Roscommon midfielder Kevin Higgins has emerged as a doubt for his side's Connacht SFC clash with London.

Higgins picked up a shoulder injury while on club duty for Western Gaels in the Roscommon SFC last weekend and faces a race against time to be fit for the May 24 clash.

Higgins joins Brian and Ciaran Murtagh on the treatment table.

Irish Independent

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