Saturday 20 January 2018

Harbinson favourite to take Antrim reins

Lenny Harbinson has emerged as the favourite to take the reins of Antrim football. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/SPORTSFILE
Lenny Harbinson has emerged as the favourite to take the reins of Antrim football. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/SPORTSFILE

Independent.ie Sportsdesk

Lenny Harbinson has emerged as the favourite to take the reins of Antrim football with an announcement expected next week.

Former St Gall's manager Harbinson, who guided the Belfast outfit to the All-Ireland club title seven years ago, is one of three being considered for the position, alongside John McKeever and Aidan O'Rourke.

Elsewhere, it is now believed that no formal announcement in relation to the new Donegal boss will be made until next month.

The three candidates - Declan Bonner, Cathal Corey and Sean Paul Barrett - have each undergone a second interview and it is now understood that the five-strong committee will make their recommendation to the county executive.

The appointment of the new boss is then expected to be formally ratified at the next county board meeting on October 2.

Meanwhile, Down and Monaghan are still understood to be awaiting formal confirmation that Eamonn Burns and Malachy O'Rourke will continue in their respective posts.

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