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Antrim GAA: Bradley back, but Cahill still in limbo

Liam Bradley has been confirmed as Antrim football boss for another year.

But there is still uncertainty over the future of the county’s hurling manager Dinny Cahill.

While Bradley’s appointment was given the green light at Monday night’s board meeting, Cahill was one of two nominees for the hurling job, the other being current Minor team boss John Crossey.

As Bradley sets about the task of choosing his backroom team, it is understood that Cahill wishes to engage in talks with some of his senior players before making any decision about his future.

Crossey has gained management experience with Down and is highly regarded in many quarters.

Although Antrim won the Ulster championship by beating Armagh in the final, they did not quite make the impact they had hoped to in the Leinster championship in which they were beaten by Wexford by 3-16 to 1-11.

They went on to beat Westmeath and Carlow in the All-Ireland qualifiers before losing out to Limerick (3-22 to 0-12).

Meanwhile, Ireland boss Anthony Tohill has added Kieran McGeeney to his management team ahead of the International Rules series in October.

McGeeney, who captained Ireland in the 2006 series, joins Kevin O'Brien (Wicklow), Sean Og de Paor (Galway) and Eoin ‘Bomber' Liston (Kerry) in the Irish backroom team ahead of the tests in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast on October 21 and 28 respectively.

Tohill and McGeeney shared in a Sigerson Cup triumph with Queen's University in 1993, and also played together on Ulster and Irish teams.

McGeeney, who will continue as Kildare manager for a fifth year in 2012, will sit on a newly-formed Standing Rules Committee alongside Kilkenny hurling boss Brian Cody in Croke Park.

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