Saturday 24 February 2018

Ballymun boss Paddy Carr linked with Donegal manager role

Ballymun Kickhams manager Paddy Carr. Photo: Sportsfile
Ballymun Kickhams manager Paddy Carr. Photo: Sportsfile

Gerry McLaughlin

Paddy Carr, current manager of top Dublin side Ballymun Kickhams, has become the latest name to be linked to the vacant Donegal post.

The Fanad native, who was interviewed for the job in 2014, will be in the county to watch this weekend's Donegal SFC games.

Although he has not yet commented publicly on his intentions, he has the backing of his Fanad Gaels club, according to sources in Donegal.

Fanad Gaels nominated Carr, who is based in Meath, for the post in 2014, and are expected to repeat that move if he decides to go for the job which became vacant after the resignation of Rory Gallagher last month.

The closing date for applications is on August 26.

It is understood that Carr has already been approached by at least three clubs to take the job.

Carr (left), who left Donegal in the early 1980s, was a member of the Donegal senior football panel from 1980-1986 and captained a Maynooth Sigerson team.

Since his move to Meath, he has won five county championships and two Leinster club titles with Walterstown as a player.

One of the highlights of his past 20 years in management was steering Kilmacud Crokes to a Dublin title in 2008 and subsequently taking them to Leinster and All-Ireland club titles.

It is also understood that some approaches have already been made to well-known figures outside the county in connection with the vacant job.

Irish Independent

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