Sunday 18 March 2018

O'Donnell stands down

ROSCOMMON have become the latest county seeking a senior manager after Fergal O'Donnell last night stood down following a three-year term in charge of the county's footballers.

His departure is a serious setback to Roscommon, whom he led to a first Connacht senior title for nine years last season. He then steered them to promotion to Division 3 and back to the Connacht final in July, where they lost by two points to Mayo. They were later beaten by Tyrone in the All-Ireland qualifiers.

O'Donnell masterminded the county's first All-Ireland minor titles success for 55 years in 2006 before taking over as senior boss for the start of the '09 season.

Paying tribute to O'Donnell and his management team, the county board said that they had turned Roscommon into a major competitive force again.

Irish Independent

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