Saturday 20 January 2018

Canavan to talk with Erne chiefs

Fermanagh Manager Peter Canavan. Photo: Sportsfile
Fermanagh Manager Peter Canavan. Photo: Sportsfile

Fermanagh GAA chiefs are expected to meet manager Peter Canavan "within days" after the former All Star cast doubt about his future following the county's collapse against Cavan.

Canavan fuelled speculation that he was strongly considering his future when he said he wanted "outside issues" addressed.

"We were not going to be staying on for the sake of staying if we were not happy with things at the end of the first year. That was the agreement at the start," Canavan said.

"There's a number of issues that need to be addressed. Are the players getting the opportunity to be the best they can be?"

Fermanagh chairman Patsy Dolan has responded by saying a meeting with Canavan will be held soon.

Canavan refused to elaborate on "things outside of our control that people are going to have to look at."

But he did say, "the experience I have got (overall) has been a very positive one".

In response, Dolan said he was hopeful the situation could be resolved by talking this weekend.

"We are talking days rather than weeks and that was pre-planned before Sunday's result. We hold a review with managers every year, but I would be hopeful that we can move on and build further next year," Dolan said.

In-form Havern can claim handball title

Down's Lorraine Havern is one of a host of handball stars who will challenge for the honours at the Handball One Wall Nationals, starting this evening in Citywest.

A fortnight ago, the Saval club player overpowered competition which included Amy Corrigan in the semi-final 25-14 before ousting Swinford's Pauline Gallagher 15-9, 15-10 in the final of the Mount Talbot event in Roscommon.

Over 750 matches are scheduled until Sunday's finals, with more than 500 competitors in action.

Bane quits Galway ahead of qualifier

CORMAC BANE has left the Galway squad ahead of the All-Ireland football qualifier clash with Antrim.

"Cormac has stepped side from the panel," confirmed Mulholland. "He is not too happy with his own form and has decided to take a break."

However, Mulholland is boosted by the availability of midfielder Fiontan O Curraoin and forward Conor Doherty as they prepare to go to Belfast.

Irish Independent

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