The search to find a replacement to Paul Gilheaney finally came to a welcome conclusion last night with the ratification of Gregory McGonigle as the new Dublin Ladies senior manager.
Former Monaghan boss, McGonigle has been handed a two year term of office by Dublin County Board officials in an attempt to bring much desired continuity to the Dublin senior set up.
The new Dublin boss is currently in the process of finalising his management team, details of McGonigle’s back room personnel will be issued to club delegates in advance of the January County Board meeting which is scheduled to take place on the 14th of January next.
Joe Keane (Chairperson, Dublin LGFA) stated “Gregory has successfully come through our interview process with our interview panel having no hesitation in recommending him for the role of Dublin senior manager. I am confident that Gregory with his knowledge and experience of Senior County football, combined with his enthusiasm, drive and desire to be the best will ensure that Dublin will be challenging for national titles in the not too distant future”.
Ironically, McGonigle’s first competitive game in charge of the Sky Blues will see the former Farney boss pitted against his old chargers Monaghan, as Dublin are fixed to play the All- Ireland runners up in the opening round of the Tesco Home Grown NFL on February 2nd.
Gregory McGonigle’s Managerial CV:
St Cancies, Dungiven, 1998 -2003
Derry Development Squad, 2000 – 2003
Queens University Ladies, 2004-2006
UUJ Ladies, 2006-2011
Down Ladies, 2005-2007
Clann Eireann Ladies, 2008
Armagh Ladies, 2009
Wolfe Tone Senior GAA, 2010
Monaghan Ladies, 2011-2013
Ulster Ladies, 2008-2013
Dowd Cup winner, 2005
O’ Connor Cup 2008
Coach of the Year 2008 (UUJ)
County Championship and League winner, (Clann Eireann)
National Football League 2012, (Monaghan)
Ulster Provincial Championships, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Monaghan)
All Ireland runner up, 2011, 2013 (Monaghan)
Inter Provincial winner, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 (Ulster)