Cavan speculation just rumour - Bonner

Cavan speculation just rumour - Bonner
Tom Comack @dgldemocrat

Donegal U-21 manager Declan Bonner has labelled reports linking him to the vacant Cavan senior manager as ‘rumour.’

The 1992 All-Ireland winning manager was not available to speak yesterday. But in a one word text response querying his name being linked with the position he replied ‘rumour’.

Bonner is starting into his second year as Donegal U-21 manager and is in the early stages of plotting and planning for next season’s U-21 campaign.

And in recent weeks he has added 2012 All-Ireland winning goalkeeping coach Pat Shovlin to his management team.

Pat Shovlin and Jim McGuinness are close personal friends and the Democrat has learned that McGuinness is fully supportive of his former goalkeeping coach taking up the position.

And it is believed he has offered to be of assistance to Bonner and his management team in their bid for an Ulster U-21 title and ultimately a third All-Ireland U-21 crown.


Meanwhile, Donegal GAA officials are in the final planning stages for Sunday week’s Michael Murphy Sport and Leisure Championship county final.

The Kilcar and Glenswilly senior final in MacCumhaill Park is fixed for 4 p.m. with Senior B curtain-raiser at 2 p.m. These times are due to be confirmed later this week, Donegal chairman Sean Dunnion told the Democrat.

On the same day, October 16th, the Donegal Intermediate champions (either Milford or Burt) will face the Down Intermediate champions in the first round of the Ulster Intermediate Championship. This game has been fixed for O’Donnell Park. (2.30 pm).