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Moane is Fermanagh choice

By Declan Bogue

It is yet to be confirmed, but it is believed that Gerry Moane will shortly be ratified as Peter Canavan's successor as Fermanagh senior football manager.

Moane is a Brookeboro Heber McMahons clubman and previously served as a selector for the 2006 season during Charlie Mulgrew's term.

More recently, he has also taken charge of Tyrone ladies and Tyrone club Augher.

It is thought that John McElroy of Tempo will go along with him as selector. McElroy was manager of the county back in 1982 when they reached the Ulster final only to lose to Armagh.

At present his son Niall is on the county panel, while another son Ciaran played for several seasons, appearing in the 2008 Ulster final.

It is understood that Seamus McEnaney was offered the post but declined it.

There were also strong suggestions that other managers with a connection to the county had been asked to interview for the post, after it had been revealed at a county board meeting that there were six candidates.

Moane's first task could be to convince Club Eirne – the fundraising body for the senior team – that his management team are worth supporting.

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