Maxi Curran has been entrusted with the job of managing St Eunan’s in 2014.
The Glen native will take charge of the Letterkenny club and the Donegal U-21s, who open their Ulster championship campaign with the meeting with Fermanagh in early March.
In 2012, Curran was part of Jim McGuinness’s All-Ireland winning backroom team but parted company with the set-up last September.
Curran, who is a clubman of Na Dunaibh, is currently in the process of putting together a backroom team and is St Eunan’s first outside manager.
He takes over from Eamon O’Boyle, who led the O’Donnell Park residents to the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta SFC as manager in 2008 and 2009, whilst also being part of a three-man management team alongside Michael McGeehin and Brendan Devenney for the 2012 capture of the Dr Maguire.
A club statement from St Eunan’s read:
“St Eunan’s GAA Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Maxi Curran to the position of Senior Football Team Manager for the 2014 season.
“Maxi brings a great deal of experience to the position having been part of Jim McGuinness’ backroom team between 2010 – 2013 when Donegal won two Ulster SFC titles, one Ulster U-21 title and of course the historic All-Ireland SFC crown won in 2012.
“He has also managed the Donegal U21’s since 2012 as well as being involved with several club sides both here in Donegal and further afield over the better part of the last decade. We know that he will bring great expertise to the job and a hunger to do well.
“Maxi is currently putting together his backroom team and we wish him every success. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Eamon O’Boyle for his hard work and dedication over the last two years where he delivered another Senior Championship for the club as part of the management team with Michael McGeehin and Brendan Devenney and two All-County League Division 1 titles and we wish him well in the future.”
St Eunan’s will hold their AGM on Wednesday night in the clubhouse at O’Donnell Park