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Walsh will see out the season – Sligo chiefs

SLIGO GAA chiefs have insisted Kevin Walsh will see out the season as their senior football manager – and rejected Eamonn O'Hara's Sunday Game attack as stemming from a "personality clash".

Responding to the recently retired O'Hara's call for his old boss to resign in the wake of Sunday's shock Connacht SFC defeat in London, Sligo secretary Gerry O'Connor declared: "That is Eamonn O'Hara's opinion and it is obvious there is a personality clash or spleen between him and the manager, but Kevin Walsh will be leading Sligo in the qualifiers.

"It is very easy to be critical at times like this but what's forgotten is that London have been threatening to pull off a result like this for quite some time."

 

CALLAGHAN LANDS LEAD KILDARE ROLE

EAMONN CALLAGHAN is the new Kildare captain for the coming summer, succeeding Johnny Doyle. The Naas clubmate has served as vice-captain since 2010, when Doyle was handed the role by manager Kieran McGeeney.

Callaghan missed last year's championship with a groin injury and sat out large parts of this season's league campaign, but has resumed full fitness and is set to lead his team out on Saturday against Offaly in their Leinster SFC in Croke Park.


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