O'Boyle to manage Donegal Ladies

O'Boyle to manage Donegal Ladies

O'Boyle to manage Donegal Ladies

Former St. Eunan's manager Eamonn O' Boyle is expected to be appointed Donegal Ladies senior footbal manager.

The Mayo native was among a number of people interviewed for the job in recent weeks and the Democrat has learned that O'Boyle, a two-time senior county championship winner with St. Eunans in Letterkenny, is the frontrunner to succeed Micheal Naughton.

It is understood his name will go before the Donegal ladies county board at their monthly meeting on Febraury 1.

Naughton had a great season last year as his side won the National Football League Division Two, the Ulster Intermediate Championship and the All-Ireland Intermediate championship, when they defeated Waterford in the final at Croke Park last September.

Despite seeking nomination for a new manager in this weeks clubs notes Anthony Molloy is expected to be re-appointed Naomh Columba senior manager for the coming season.

The Democrat has learned that the note seeking nomination is only a procedural one as the position of manager is filled on annual basis and that Anthony was initially appointed for just the one season.

But after leading the club back to Division Two and local derby clashes with arch rivals Kilcar and Killybegs again, the word is that Molloy wants to remain in the position will be re-appointed in the coming days.

Setanta hurling club are on the look out for a new manager and have advertsied the position in a Northern Ireland publicaton obviously with the view to attracting some one from outside the county and possibly one of the hurling county's in Ulster.

Ulster backs Daly for president

Donegal's Tom Daly has received the backing of all nine Ulster counties for the forthcoming GAA presidential race.

Both the Aodh Ruadh man's home county Donegal and neighbours Fermanagh have publicly come out and nominated him for the position. But it is understood that the other seven - Derry, Antrim, Tyrone, Armagh, Down, Cavan and Monaghan- have all thrown their considerable weight behind the former Donegal officer and Ulster Council official and have also nominated him for the top job.

Nominations for the position were due to close yesterday, Wednesday, and the election to find a replacement will take place at this year annual congress of the association which is on the weekend of April 15/16 /17 in Mullingar.

So far while nominated for the position Daly has not declared whether he is will to contest the position. However with nominations now closed he is expected to make his intentions known soon.

Murphy shrugs off concerns

Donegal captain Michael Murphy has reassured the county's supporters that he is not badly injured after hobbling off in Dublin City University's loss at the hands of Kildare in the O'Byrne Cup.

The Glenswilly forward was taken off after 28 minutes in Newbridge after he looked to be in some discomfort on the ground following a clash, but he revealed afterwards that the decision to leave the pitch was a precautionary one.

"I'm alright," he said. "I got a knock on the hip while I was on the ground and it got still, but I'll be okay."

White in action

Donegal's Jimmy White will be officiating in the Dr McKenna Cup Group B this weekend.

The Killybegs native will take charge of the Section B meeting of Derry and Monaghan at Celtic Park on Sunday, Robbie O'Donnell, from Naomh Mhuire, was at the same ground last night for the fixture between Derry and Queen's University.

Murphy shrugs off injury concern

Donegal captain Michael Murphy has reassured the county's supporters that he is not injured after hobbling off in Dublin City University's loss at the hands of Kildare in the O'Byrne Cup.

The Glenswilly forward was taken off after 28 minutes in Newbridge after he looked to be in some discomfort on the ground following a clash, but he revealed afterwards that the decision to leave the pitch was one of a precautionary measure.

"I'm alright," he said. "I got a knock on the hip while I was on the ground and it got still, but I'll be okay,"

Donegal's Jimmy White will be officiating in the Dr McKenna Cup Group B this weekend.

The Killybegs native will take charge of the Section B meeting of Derry and Monaghan at Celtic Park on Sunday, Robbie O'Donnell, from Naomh Mhuire, was at the same ground last night for the fixture between Derry and Queen's University, Belfast.