Wednesday 25 April 2018

Kernan to manage Ulster in revived inter-provincial series

Joe Kernan. Photo: Sportsfile
Joe Kernan. Photo: Sportsfile
Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

JOE KERNAN has been appointed Ulster football manager for the resumed inter-provincial series in February.

He was in charge of the Ulster team which won the title in 2009 -- the last year it was staged.

Despite calls from senior GAA officials for its removal from the schedule after not being played in 2010/11, Central Council voted for its return next year.

Kernan said that Ulster would take it as seriously as they had always done and hoped every other province did the same.

"The players want it and that's enough for me," Kernan said.

"I'm looking forward to doing my best to make sure it's a big success from an Ulster viewpoint.

"This competition will work if it gets the right backing."

Former Meath manager Sean Boylan has already been appointed as Leinster manager.

Ulster play Connacht and Leinster play Munster in the football semi-finals on February 19.

Irish Independent

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