Leitrim have appointed Brian Breen and George Dugdale as joint managers of the county’s senior footballers.
The duo, both ex players,will take over from Mickey Moran who had to retire because of ill health. They have been handed a two year deal to try and return the county to it’s best.
The pair took temporary charge of Leitrim in Moran’s absence last month, and have now been handed the full-time job of trying to take the county forward in 2012 and 2013.
“We are delighted that they are going to take on the job,” county board chairman Joe Flynn was quoted as saying by the Irish Times.
“They asked for a two-year term and that shows their commitment to the task.”
Breen and Dugdale were both members of the Leitrim team that won the Connacht SFC title in 1994 under John O’Mahony.
Flynn, meanwhile, wished both Moran and former Leitrim and current Cavan coach John Morrison – who recently suffered a stroke – well, adding: “The GAA community wish both men the very best and hope they return to full health as quickly as possible.”