Wednesday 21 March 2018

Bradleys set to lead Antrim

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

LIAM Bradley and his son Paddy are expected to be confirmed as the new Antrim football management tonight.

Liam, who previously managed Antrim for four years, is expected to be ratified as the Saffrons' new manager and bring his son in as assistant coach.

Bradley's sons Paddy and Eoin have both starred for Derry for the past decade, despite being hit with bad injuries in recent seasons. Paddy recovered from a second cruciate injury in the past year but was unable to force his way back into the county team and this move appears to signal the end of his brilliant playing career.

Elsewhere, changes were confirmed in Galway's hurling and football back-room teams last night. Eugene Cloonan and Damien Curley were ratified as new selectors alongside senior hurling manager Anthony Cunningham.

Former U-21 selectors Paul Clancy and Declan Meehan have joined Alan Mulholland's senior football back-room team. Alan Flynn is staying on as U-21 football manager and it's understood that former star Brian Talty has been approached about working with Galway's Dublin-based players.

Irish Independent

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