O'Rourke staying with Farney until 2020

September 11, 2018

Monaghan manager Malachy O'Rourke speaks to his players.
INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Malachy O'Rourke has agreed to stay on as Monaghan senior football manager until 2020.

The Fermanagh man was appointed in September, 2012 and is gaelic football's second longest-serving intercounty manager behind Mickey Harte.

During his six-season stint at the helm to date, Monaghan have made tremendous progress, winning two Ulster SFCs, establishing themselves as a Division One force and regularly contesting the business end of the championship.

This summer, after being shocked by Fermanagh in Ulster, they topped their Super 8s group to reach a first All-Ireland semi-final in 30 years, wherein they were edged out by neighbours Tyrone.

O'Rourke's previous deal would have kept him at the helm until the end of next season but the County Board last night ratified a one-year extension that will see him remain in charge for two more years.

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