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Cavan Appoint New Senior Football Manager

Cavan have appointed a new football manager this evening, according to Colm Keys of the Irish Independent. Terry Hyland departed at the end of the 2016 season, and on Monday night the county board made the decision on his successor.

Former Tyrone star Mattie McGleenan will take charge of the Breffni County next season.

National Football League Tyrone 23/3/1997 Matt McGleenan ©INPHO

McGleenan has been hugely successful since stepping into management, leading Scotstown to three Monaghan Senior Football Championships in four years.

There were several big names in contention, including Seamus McEnaney, Anthony Cunningham, Declan Bonner, Jack Sheedy and Tony McEntee.

Cavan had a disappointing Championship in 2016 after a successful League campaign which saw them achieve promotion to Division 1.

Tyrone had too much for them in the Ulster semi-final after a replay, and they fell flat in the qualifiers, losing to Derry.

However, this side are an exciting project for any manager, and McGleenan will be confident that he can help them to the next level.

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