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Antrim poised to ratify Frank Dawson as new football manager

Updated: Friday, 05 Oct 2012 20:52 | Comments

Dawson will look to build on some good work down during Liam Bradley's reign
Dawson will look to build on some good work down during Liam Bradley's reign

Frank Dawson is poised to succeed Liam Bradley as the Antrim senior football manager.

The appointment will be ratified by the county committee on Monday night.

Former manager Brian White and Gearoid Adams are also understood to have been interviewed for the position, with the latter being part of the previous management regime.

Dawson, a native of Belfast, previously guided Burren and Clonduff to county title success in Down, while he also managed the county's hurling side.

Antrim will begin 2013 in Division 3 of the Allianz League and were last night drawn to face Monaghan in the quarter-final of next year's Ulster championship.

Speaking on the Antrim GAA website, Dawson said he was 'privileged and honoured' to be the new Antrim manager.

"It is an honour to be appointed manager to any inter county team and when it is your own county then that is special.

"I know there is a very good crop of players there at the minute and I am looking forward to getting to work.

"Liam Bradley brought Antrim on significantly during the last four years and I intend to build on that success."

Elsewhere, James McCartan will continue on as Down senior manager after their County Committee ratified a three-year term for the Burren clubman.

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