Connerton and Fox poised to form new
management team

Denis Connerton is set to be the next Longford manager, with Ciaran Fox coming on board as his assistant.
Denis Connerton and Ciaran Fox are in pole position to form a new-look Longford management team, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Denis Connerton and Ciaran Fox are in pole position to form a new-look Longford management team, writes Liam Cosgrove.

The pair, who were formally announced as nominees to succeed Jack Sheedy at a recently held County Board meeting, are currently in discussions over how the new arrangement might work.

It is understood both men will make a presentation to the Co Board’s Executive Committee next Tuesday (August 25) before a full Co Board meeting two days later.

Co Board Chairman Brendan Gilmore confirmed progress with a view to appointing a new management team was starting to take shape, but declined to comment any further.

However, the Leader understands talks have centred on Connerton taking over as manager with Sean Connolly’s clubman Ciaran Fox assuming the role of assistant.

One of the reasons for the likely managerial pact comes after a third nominee, Longford minor selector Eugene McCormack, pulled out.

“Eugene is involved with a lot - his club, the Longford minors and other things,” said Mr Gilmore.

“He just felt he was unable to go forward this time around.”