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Donegal Set To Confirm New Senior Football Manager Tomorrow

Declan Bonner

Donegal have been on the lookout for a new manager in recent weeks, after the departure of Rory Gallagher.

The Ulster outfit endured a hugely underwhelming 2017 campaign, suffering heavy defeats to Tyrone and Galway.

However, there is a hope that they can turn things around in the coming years, as their U-21 side claimed the Ulster title earlier this year, and there is a core of players on that side believed to be ready to make a serious impact at senior.

It is being reported by the Donegal Democrat, that the 2017 U-21 manager, Declan Bonner, will be confirmed as manager of the senior side tomorrow, as the county board give the decision to their clubs.

Bonner has enjoyed great underage success with the county in recent years, and brings the experience of managing the team from 1997 to 2000.

Ulster Championship 21/6/1998 Donegal v Cavan Donegal manager Declan Bonner celebrates after beating Cavan. © INPHO/Keith Heneghan

Having helped Donegal to the All-Ireland title as a player in 1992, he was on the field in Croke Park on Sunday as part of the jubilee celebrations of the triumph.

Many believe that Tír Chonaill are among those best placed to crack the so-called ‘big four’ of gaelic football next year, and if Bonner can have a positive impact, they may dream of repeating the heroics of 2012.

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Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man, where we look back on the All-Ireland football final.

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