Corey to decide on Naomh Conaill future this week

Naomh Conaill officials will find out this week if championship winning manager Cathal Corey is to remain on as senior team manager for 2011.

Naomh Conaill officials will find out this week if championship winning manager Cathal Corey is to remain on as senior team manager for 2011.

The Tyrone man, who masterminded the club's second championship success last October and led the club to their first ever Ulster final, is due to make a decision by the end of this week.

"I have not made my mind up either way but a decision will be made at the end of this week. And that is all I can really say on the matter at this stage," Corey said yesterday. "I would love to be involved nest year but I have to take a lot of things into account, including travel," said Corey.

He is very popular with players and had a good working relationship with club officials and was also very popular with supporters and they will be all anxious to hold on to their man and build on what was a rollercoaster year for the club.

However, it remains to be seen if the Kildress man, who was manager on his own last year having been joint manager the previous year with Jim McGuinness, is willing to give it another year and in particular the three hour round trip three or four nights a week plus weekends remains to be seen.

Elsewhere a number of clubs are in the process of putting management teams in place with St. Eunan's, Ardara, Gaoth Dobhair, St. Michael's, Buncrana, Dungloe and Glenfin all expected to have their 2011 management team in place in the next week or so.

In the case of Ardara, Gaoth Dobhair and Glenfin it is believed it is a matter of re-appointing outgoing managers Patrick Gallagher, Sean'Nancy' Gallagher and Francie Martin respectively at their forthcoming annual general meetings.

An appoinment (internal) is also undertsood to be imminent at St. Michael's, with a name to go before the club committee this week for a approval. It is a similar story in Buncrana where two names are to go before the club committee this week. Dungloe are also in the proceess of finding a replacement for Robert Wehrley, who stepped down at the end of last season and hope to make an appointent shortly.

With reports that Charlie Mulgrew is stepping down from the top job in St. Eunan's it looks as if it is going ot be a two horse race between former manager and chammpionship winner Eamon O'Boyle and former player Jonathan Scanlon. That position will be filled at the club annual general meeting on Thursday night.

Elswhere, Brendan Gallagher is back in the hot seat in Termon with Barney Curran as team trainer. Martin Lafferty will guide Malin's fortunes in 2011, while Sean MacCumhaills have appointed Tyrone man Pat McNabb.

McNabb, who is a Dromore native, managed Aghyaran, in 2010.

Joe McGarvey will once again manage Cloughaneely while Danny O'Donnell is to remain on in Naomh Mhuire, as is Stephen Friel at Naomh Colmcille; Eamonn McAuley at St. Mary's, Convoy and Michael O'Connor at Letterkenny Gaels.

Red Hughs expect to re- appoint Donal Reid, while Kevin'Cookie' Gallagher is the frontrunner to manage Downings. Appointments are also expected shortly at Robert Emmetts and Naomh Padraig, Lifford with Naomh Padraig searching for a replacement for Manus McFadden who has indicated that he is not seeking another term.

James Martin is expected to be re-appointed Fanad Gaels boss while Milford also have a vacancy following the departure Mark Farren and Darragh Kelly as have Na Rossa following the departure of Hugh Molloy.

In the south of the county Joe Lacey (Four Masters) and Peter McGinley (Killybegs) are both back in the hot seat.

It is also expected that Anthony Molloy, Val Murray and Dermot 'Rocky' Gallagher will be re-appointed at Naomh Columba, Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Brid respectively.

Brian McCabe has taken the reins at St. Naul's, but Intermediate champions, Bundoran, have yet to appoint a manager with outgoing Billy Gavigan considering his position over the next week or so.

Naomh Ultan will not make an appointment until their AGM shortly while Kilcar are beginning the process to replace Seamus Cunningham, who has stepped down.