Saturday 10 December 2016

Ryan to quit Rebelettes to join Cork men

Published 17/12/2015 | 02:30

Eamonn Ryan is tipped to leave his role with the football team to join the county’s men’s squad
Eamonn Ryan is tipped to leave his role with the football team to join the county’s men’s squad

Hugely successful Cork ladies football manager Eamonn Ryan is tipped to leave his role with the football team to join the county's men's squad.

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According to sources, Ryan, who has steered the Rebelettes to 10 of the last 11 All-Ireland titles, is understood to have met the ladies' team during the week and informed them of the new opportunity he had been presented with.

And after being handed their blessing to move on to the men's team, Ryan is expected to team up with the rest of Peadar Healy's backroom this weekend.

New manager Healy has already secured the services of highly regarded performance coach Conor McCarthy as well as Paudie Kissane and Morgan O'Sullivan.

Elsewhere, Seanie Johnston is back training with the Cavan footballers for the first time since before his controversial move to Kildare in 2012.

The corner-forward has not played for the Breffni men since 2011, following the transfer saga that saw him transfer to the St Kevin's club in Kildare and play two seasons with the Lilywhites under Kieran McGeeney.

Johnston returned to Cavan Gaels in September 2013 and Cavan boss Terry Hyland has confirmed that Johnston was back with his native county.

Irish Independent

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