Thursday 19 October 2017

Donnellan teams up with brother in Galway minor role

Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Former Footballer of the Year Michael Donnellan has taken his first step into management by agreeing to be one of the coaches for the Galway minor team managed by his brother John.

Michael, who won three All Star awards as well as All-Ireland senior medals in 1998 and 2001, will hope to play a part as Galway bid for their first Connacht minor title since 2007.

John was retained as the manager this week and, along with Michael, another former All-Ireland winner, Alan Keane, will be on board as goalkeeping coach.

Meanwhile, promising dual star Daithi Burke has been ruled out of Corofin's bid to reach a fourth Connacht club football final in six years.

The All-Ireland U-21 football winner this year is expected to face a lengthy time on the sidelines after breaking a metatarsal in his foot.

Corner-forward Gary Delaney has also been ruled out of Sunday's semi-final against Castlebar Mitchels with a dislocated shoulder.

Former All-Ireland winners with Galway, Kieran Fitzgerald and Michael Comer, are other doubts after picking up knocks in training recently.

Irish Independent

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