Sunday 19 November 2017

Roscommon announce 'open position' for top job after joint-management team falls apart

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Roscommon have announced that they will 'open the position' of manager to applicants after the reign of joint-managers Fergal O'Donnell and Kevin McStay ended after just one season.

O'Donnell and two selectors - all Roscommon natives - resigned from their posts this week, leaving co-manager McStay and Liam McHale - two Mayo men - in situ.

However, since the managers were ratified as a pair, the county board will again go through the process of appointing a manager.

Although the county board released a statement last night saying they have opened the position, it is still expected that McStay, who guided Roscommon club St Brigid's to the All-Ireland title in 2013, will be appointed as the sole manager, with McHale staying on as his selector.

Roscommon performed strongly in Division 1 last spring, qualifying for the semi-finals, but suffered a sharp dip in form come championship, where they were eliminated by Clare in Round 4 of the qualifiers.

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