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Damien Barton to be named the new Derry football manager

Published 22/09/2015 | 22:07

Damien Barton, Derry, in action against Paul Bealan and Paddy Moran, Dublin. All Ireland footbal semi-final. Croker Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Damien Barton, Derry, in action against Paul Bealan and Paddy Moran, Dublin. All Ireland footbal semi-final. Croker Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

The Derry County Board are set to appoint 1993 All-Ireland winner Damien Barton as the county's new football manager.

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According to a report in the Gaelic Life, Barton will be ratified later tonight at a meeting of club delegates tonight in Owenbeg.

There had been speculation in recent weeks that former Monaghan and Meath boss Seamus McEnaney was in the running to replace Brian McIver with the Oak Leaf County.

Barton has most recently been in charge of Kilrea, having previously served spells at the helm of Ballinderry, Slaughtneil and Loup in his native Derry, Donaghmore (Tyrone) and Burren (Down).

Meanwhile, former Limerick goalkeeper Joe Quaid seems almost certain to become the new manager of the Kildare hurlers.

The two-time All Star was present at the semi-final of the Kildare championship in Celbridge to see Coill Dubh and Confey play out a draw.

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