Three new ladies managers appointed

09 December 2016

Stephen Maxwell (bottom left), James Daly (top left) and Mick Bohan (right).

Dublin, Westmeath and Longford have appointed new ladies football managers in recent days.

Mick Bohan returns as Dublin manager in an interim capacity with a view to ratification at the next county board meeting. Bohan previously led the Jackies to an All-Ireland final appearance in 2003 and was involved in Jim Gavin's backroom team as a skills coach before coaching Clare to a surprise All-Ireland SFC quarter-final appearance this year. Bohan replaces Gregory McGonigle, who stepped down after Dublin's All-Ireland final defeat to Cork in September.

Westmeath, who have been runners-up to Dublin in the last two Leinster finals, have named Stephen Maxwell as their new supremo in succession to Niall Williams.

The Dublin-based sports development lecturer managed Kildare to a Leinster intermediate title last year and was in charge of the Dublin minor team that lost this year's All-Ireland final to Cork. 

Meanwhile, former Armagh boss James Daly has taken the reins in Longford. The Dromintee clubman, who oversaw a dramatic improvement in the Orchard County's fortunes during his four years at the helm, replaces Leitrim native Michael Bohan, who guided the midlanders to an All-Ireland junior success in September.

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