Galligan set to be new Breffni boss

August 24, 2023

Cavan goalkeeper Raymond Galligan ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Raymond Galligan is set to become Cavan’s next senior football manager after being recommended for a three-year term by county board’s management committee.

Cavan GAA confirmed the news last night (Wednesday) that the 2020 All-Star goalkeeper will go forward as a manager rather than player-manager, bringing the curtain down on his inter-county career.

The Lacken man, who captained the Breffni County to Ulster SFC glory three years ago, is set to have a star-studded backroom team that includes ex-Tyrone attacker Stephen O’Neill and former Meath All-Ireland ladies winning manager and Gowna native Eamonn Murray.

The 36-year-old’s ratification is expected to happen at the next county committee, which would officially see him succeeding Mickey Graham following the latter’s decision to step down last month after five seasons in charge.

Last night's statement from the county board read as follows: "Cavan GAA Management committee are happy to recommend Raymond Galligan as the new Cavan Senior Football Team Manager for a 3year term. Raymond from the Lacken Club captained the Cavan Team to an Ulster championship in 2020 and has been Cavan goal keeper since 2015.

“Raymond will be joined by Eamon Murray (former Meath Ladies Manager) assistant manager, James Burke (Mayo) head coach and selector, Stephen O’Neill (former Tyrone player) forwards coach and selector, Damien Keaney (Killygarry) selector, Andre Quinn head of performance, Gary Rodgers(Meath) goal keeping coach, Padraig Galligan (Lacken) operations manager, Ronan Flanagan (former Cavan player, Castlerahan club)player liaison officer, Paul Gaffney clinical psychologist, Catherina McKiernan (Long distance athlete) life coach, Paul Kilgannon workshops, Patricia Feeley nutritionist. Stats: Felim O’Reilly, Briain McDonald, Peadar Soden, Kieran Dennehy, Finbar O’Reilly. Equipment management: Fergal Brady and Aidan Smith.

“This appointment will be subject to ratification at the next county committee meeting.”

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