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Tyrone opt for Logan and Dooher


Feargal Logan. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Feargal Logan. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Feargal Logan. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher are the new joint managers of the Tyrone football team.

They were ratified at a meeting of the county executive last night as the men to succeed Mickey Harte, less than a fortnight after the departure of the treble All-Ireland winning boss.

Logan, a 50-year-old solicitor with practices in Omagh and Coalisland, takes on the role along with double All-Ireland winning captain Brian Dooher.

Collie Holmes, a member of the county’s three Sam Maguire Cup winning teams of the noughties, is also to be part of the new management team. He is currently Tyrone minor boss.

And it’s understood another Red Hand All-Ireland winner, Joe McMahon, currently with Fermanagh, will be involved, along with the return of strength and conditioning coach Peter Donnelly following a spell with Monaghan.

Logan, a former Tyrone player, managed Tyrone’s 2015 All-Ireland U21 winning side, with Dooher a member of his backroom team. He will renew his link with several members of that team who have since established themselves as senior players.

Meanwhile, Cork GAA plans to raise more than €20 million in revenue over the next five years as part of an ambitious commercial strategy likely to include selling the naming rights to Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The various stakeholders on Leeside are also uniting under ‘One Cork’ in a move designed to maximise the Cork GAA brand and emulate some of the recent success enjoyed by Dublin, both on and off the pitch.

Part of that strategy will include making the most of a flagship stadium that has been viewed by many outside Cork as a financial millstone.

A ‘One Cork’ press release confirmed the group is looking to “activate a number of new opportunities that will realise the true potential of Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Cork chairperson Tracey Kennedy declared: “From this point on, there is a single purpose - the success of the entire organisation with a view to benefiting all our players and all our clubs.”