James McCartan named Down’s football boss for the second time

James McCartan named Down’s football boss for the second time

James McCartan has been named Down manager for the second time after being formally endorsed for the position tonight.

cCartan will return to the position he held from 2010 to 2014, during which time he led Down to an All-Ireland final in 2010, where they would lose to Cork.

McCartan, a double All-Ireland winner as a player at Down, is expected to be joined in the role by former Armagh footballer Aidan O’Rourke, who was also part of the setup during McCartan’s first stint and has been in charge since. about the Lazy footballers.

It puts an end to months of speculation about who would replace Paddy Tally as Morne boss after taking charge after three seasons.

At one point, Conor Laverty was tipped off to take over with suggestions that former Donegal boss Jim McGuinness would join his set-up.

McCartan’s appointment means Longford is the only county yet to appoint a football manager for the new season, but they are believed to be holding interviews this week.

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