Val Andrews and Terry Hyland to be named Cavan managers
Cavan is set to become the first of the four Ulster counties still without a football team manager to fill their vacancy.
At tomorrow night’s county committee meeting in the Kilmore Hotel Val Andrews and Terry Hyland are expected to be revealed as the management partnership in succession to Tommy Carr who stepped down after the team exited the All Ireland qualifiers earlier in the summer.
Andrews has already served a term as Cavan boss (1998-2000) during which he brought the side to within touching distance of an Ulster title and now clearly relishes another term in office.
The Dublin-based university lecturer has also been in charge of Louth and latterly has been managing the Dublin minor side. He guided Leinster to inter-provincial championship success in 2005 and 2006.
Terry Hyland has been at the helm in charge of the Cavan minor team and has an intimate knowledge of the club football within the county. It is known that he has been interested in stepping up into the senior arena.
Meanwhile, nominations for the post of Monaghan manager will close on Friday week but it is understood that county board officers met members of this year’s county squad last night to clear the air over certain issues relating to the automatic reappointment of Seamus McEnaney.
When it became known that club delegates had voted in favour of seeking nominations for the post even though McEnaney had agreed to go forward again, a group of players issued a statement in which they voiced their disapproval of this process.
County chairman Paul Curran has indicated that should McEnaney decide to let his name go forward again “he would be considered a very viable candidate” — hardly surprising given that the Corduff clubman has given Monaghan fresh status even if the major trophies have eluded him to date.
And it is understood that the interviewing process is under way in Derry as the bid to replace Damien Cassidy as manager is stepped up.It is believed that six candidates will be interviewed and a name will then be forwarded to the county board for ratification.