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25/10/2021

Offaly manager confirms backroom team after drawing Meath in Leinster Championship

Offaly manager confirms backroom team after drawing Meath in Leinster Championship

Offaly manager confirms backroom team after drawing Meath in Leinster Championship

The newly installed Offaly football manager John Maughan has confirmed his backroom team for the 2019 season after drawing Meath in the Leinster Championship.

The Mayo native will bring in a fellow Mayo man, a Dublin native and Edenderry stalwart as his selectors. Kevin Guing from Edenderry will be the local voice in the dressing room, while Crossmolina's Gerry O'Malley and Ballyboden St Enda's Mark Fee will join the set-up as football coach.

Former Cavan player Dermot Sheridan has been appointed as strength and conditioning coach. 

The news comes following the 2019 Leinster Championship draw which took place on Thursday evening. Offaly will face Meath in the first round with the winners taking on Carlow in a semi-final. A semi-final against Laois of Westmeath would be the prize for winning that one. 

During RTE's live coverage, Maughan said he was "a little scared" to take on Meath, while he also insisted that he couldn't face the prospect of sitting in front of the TV during an exile from the football scene. 

He returned to inter-county football over the summer having been the stand-out candidate for the Offaly job with the county board. 

He will begin his tenure as manager in the O'Byrne Cup at the turn of the year before tackling Division 3 of the Allianz Football League. 

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