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Sean Hagan given one-year term as Leitrim manager

Updated: Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 15:32 | Comments

Sean Hagan replaces joint managers Brian Breen and George Dugdale
Sean Hagan replaces joint managers Brian Breen and George Dugdale

Sean Hagan has been confirmed as the new manager of the Leitrim senior football team.

The former Kiltubrid and Dromard manager was ratified following a county board meeting last night and succeeds joint managers Brian Breen and George Dugdale.

The 45-year-old Longford man has been given a one-year term and has yet to name his selectors.

Hagan led Kiltubrid to their first and only Leitrim senior championship title in 2005.

County board chairman Joe Flynn called for unity at a specially convened meeting:

He said: “We had a difficult year and some issues and it took us a long time to finalise this appointment and the executive unanimously agreed to nominate Sean Hagan for the role of Leitrim senior team manager.

“We now need a unified approach for the coming year, starting with the executive and I would ask the clubs to unify behind the new manager and get Leitrim back to where we believe we can be.

“We interviewed seven candidates who showed enthusiasm, a willingness and a capability to manager Leitrim, which augers very well for the future of Leitrim football and a number of the candidates may yet be a benefit to us at Under-21 and Minor level.”

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