Friday 24 November 2017

Andrews waits on clubs to seal surprise Cavan return

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Val Andrews is poised for a return to inter-county management with Cavan.

In a surprise move last night, the Cavan management committee met to hear Andrews' name proposed in a joint arrangement with Terry Hyland, who worked as a selector with Andrews during his previous time involved with the county.

A seal of approval for the pair will now be required by the clubs of Cavan at the next county board meeting.

Andrews was previously manager of Cavan from 1999 to 2001, the year they last reached an Ulster final.

Everything was in place for the Dubliner to continue for a fourth year but when he didn't get unanimous approval to continue from the clubs -- he got a majority vote of confidence instead -- he stepped down.

Since then, he has managed Louth for two years -- 2004 and 2005 -- and has been active with club side Ballymun Kickhams, where he has been chairman in recent years.

Hyland was among the front runners after taking Cavan to the Ulster U-21 final this year, which they lost to Donegal. He has also had club success locally with Lavey.

Once approved they will succeed Tommy Carr, who had two difficult years in charge; while Andrews' return was not expected with former Dublin manager Paul Caffrey initially linked to the position.

Irish Independent

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