Louth GAA

McGrath appointed new Louth senior football team manager

Louth GAA

Caoimhín Reilly and Dan Bannon


Caoimhín Reilly and Dan Bannon



Pete McGrath is the new Louth senior football team manager.

The appointment of the two-time All-Ireland winning manager was ratified at a special County Board sitting at Darver Centre of Excellence tonight, upon the recommendation of the five-man selection panel.

He has been appointed on a two-year term, with the option for a third, with fellow Down man Declan Mussen being named as one of three selectors. The remaining selectors, who will be Louth men, are to be confirmed in due course.

Wayne Kierans - who led the Wee County minors to the Leinster final this year - is believed to be one of those who could potentially join McGrath's team.

McGrath was most recently in charge of Fermanagh, with the highlight of his four-years on Erneside being the All-Ireland quarter-final appearance of 2015.

His experience of Louth football relates to his stint with Cooley Kickhams in the mid-noughties where he led them to a Louth Senior Championship final.

Having managed Down to Sam Maguire in 1991 and '94, McGrath is a popular figure within the game, particularly in Louth where he was 'the peoples' choice' to replace Colin Kelly.

More to follow...