Thursday 15 November 2018

Shels part company with Heary

SHhelbourne are on the look-out for a new manager after deciding against renewing the contract of Owen Heary. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
SHhelbourne are on the look-out for a new manager after deciding against renewing the contract of Owen Heary. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Shelbourne are on the look-out for a new manager after deciding against renewing the contract of Owen Heary.

The former Reds captain was unable to lead Shelbourne to promotion from the First Division after being defeated by Drogheda United in the first phase of the promotion/relegation play-offs.

Former Shamrock Rovers director Andrew Doyle took over Shels earlier this year and the new hierarchy are now seeking to bring in their own man.

Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers are waiting on a reply from their number one target Liam Buckley - the man they have identified to take over from Ger Lyttle at the end of this season. It's understood former Rovers player John Russell could link up with Buckley if he takes the job. Rovers last night confirmed Monday's Irish Independent story that Lyttle's contract will not be renewed.

Bohemians have been drawn at home to Scottish League One side East Fife in the quarter-finals of the Irn Bru Cup.

Elsewhere, Robbie Brady scored a goal and played the full 90 minutes for Burnley in a behind-closed-doors game yesterday.

The Dubliner has been out of action since suffering a knee injury last December.

Irish Independent

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