Monday 18 December 2017

McGee puts team in place for football review panel

New GAA president Liam O'Neill set up the committee to look at ways of improving the game. Photo: Sportsfile
New GAA president Liam O'Neill set up the committee to look at ways of improving the game. Photo: Sportsfile
Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

A BROAD spread of players and administrators -- including former Leitrim hero Declan Darcy and Derry's Tony Scullion -- have been recruited to the new Football Review Committee.

New GAA president Liam O'Neill set up the committee to look at ways of improving the game.

Former All-Ireland-winning manager and Irish Independent columnist Eugene McGee was appointed to chair it and he has now selected his team.

It includes Darcy, who captained Leitrim to a Connacht title in 1994, and John Tobin, the ex-Galway player and Roscommon manager.

Scullion won an All-Ireland with Derry in 1993 and is a full-time coach with the Ulster Council.

The group also features Killian Burns (All-Ireland winner with Kerry in 1997 and 2000) and Ciaran McBride, the former Tyrone player who is head of sport at Omagh CBS.

Kevin Griffin, originally from Mayo, is also included, as is Cork native Tim Healy and Roscommon's Paul Earley, a pundit with TV3, who announced their championship schedule yesterday.

They have nine live games, including the Munster, Connacht and Ulster football finals and both All-Ireland minor finals. They also have the start of Dublin's All-Ireland football defence against Louth or Westmeath on June 3 and the Leinster SFC semi-final between the winners of that tie and Wexford/Longford/Laois on July 1.

Elsewhere, Galway have added Johnny Kelly (Portumna) to their U-21 hurling back-room team.

Irish Independent

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