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Flanagan lands Westmeath role

Pat Flanagan has been appointed as Westmeath's new football manager.

The Offaly man received the overwhelming backing of club delegates, beating off the challenge of Dessie Dolan Snr.

Flanagan will manage both the senior and under-21 teams for a two-year term. His selectors for both teams will be appointed at a later date.

He was appointed manager on an interim basis last April after Brendan Hackett was forced to step down following player unrest. He had previously served as a selector during Tomas O Flatharta's reign.

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