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Sean McDermotts looking for new manager for 2018

Sean McDermotts photographed in 2017. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Sean McDermotts are seeking a new manager for the 2018 Louth GAA season after the departure of Brian Carroll.

The Seans reached the quarter-finals of the Junior Football Championship for the second successive year but they couldn’t match their 2016 showing when they exited at the last four stage. A heavy 6-15 to 2-07 defeat to Roche Emmets ended their Championship interest in ignominious fashion.


Defeats to local rivals John Mitchels and Westerns GFC in the group stage threatened their involvement in the last eight, but they qualified bu virtue of a win over Wolfe Tones.

The Mountrush side also experienced an inconsistent league campaign this year, winning four of their 11 Division 3 outings to finish seventh in the 12 team standings. They finished just above rivals Westerns GFC having beaten the Reaghstown outfit in round four.

Former Glen Emmets bainisteoir Carroll was appointed in early January after the club embarked on a process to find a successor to Shay Duff. Duff had led them to a fifth placed finish – narrowly missing out on a playoff berth – whilst they also won the Division 3 Shield – courtesy of wins over Dowdallshill and Cuchulainn Gaels.

He spent a grand total of three seasons in charge of the Seans, having taken over from Ciaran Quinn ahead of the 2014 campaign.

The club are currently seeking applicants for the position of ‘Senior Team Coach/Trainer’.

Interested persons are invited to please contact the club Secretary Dermot Clarke or the club’s County Board Delegate Brian Duff. They can e-mail: [email protected] or phone 087 6707794 to express their interest or to obtain more information.

Brian Carroll’s one year tenure in charge of the Sean McDermotts has come to an end.

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