Dineen enters Rossies race
Published 13/09/2016 | 02:30
Kevin McStay is expected to remain in the contest to be the next Roscommon manager despite Nigel Dineen's intent to take charge over the weekend.
The process to find a new manager was opened up by Roscommon County Board on Wednesday night of last week after it emerged that Fergie O'Donnell, joint-manager with McStay until they decided to part company at a recent review meeting, was stepping away.
O'Donnell opted not to challenge McStay in a contest for the position they shared. Fellow selectors Stephen Bohan and David Casey also stepped down with O'Donnell.
It is widely expected that McStay will be given the green light to continue, but Dineen, who managed Roscommon to two Connacht U-21 titles and only lost All-Ireland finals in both years to star-studded Jim Gavin-managed Dublin teams, is an interesting candidate.
He told Shannonside Radio over the weekend that since making it known that he was interested he had got "serious" support from former players, current players and clubs.
"I know these players really well. I know their strengths and weaknesses, I know they are a gifted bunch of players and that they really want to achieve. I believe they will achieve," he said.
He noted in the interview that McStay had been offered the job on his own last year and wondered what had changed in the meantime.