Sunday 22 September 2019

Ryan McMenamin set to replace Rory Gallagher as Fermanagh manager

Ryan McMenamin is the new Fermanagh football manager. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile
Ryan McMenamin is the new Fermanagh football manager. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile
Michael Verney

Michael Verney

Ryan McMenamin is set to become the new Fermanagh football boss in the coming days with the former Tyrone star understood to be the only candidate left in the running to replace Rory Gallagher.

McMenamin, a three-time All-Ireland winner, is believed to be the only interviewee for the post after early contenders Dom Corrigan and Kieran Donnelly withdrew from the race.

Having worked as a coach/selector under Gallagher for the past two seasons and helped the Erne men to reach a rare Ulster final last year, the former All-Star corner-back is the preferred choice to fill the hotseat with experienced defender Che Cullen publicly giving him a vote of confidence last month.

'Ricey' is understood to have assembled a stellar backroom team with his former All-Ireland winning team-mate Joe McMahon and ex-Kilcoo manager Paul McIver part of his potential management ticket.

McMahon won All-Ireland medals in 2005 and '08 before injury forced him to bring the curtain down on his inter-county career two years ago while McIver, a former Derry U-21, is best known for leading Kilcoo to a three-in-a-row of Down SFC titles.

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