Rossies seek new hurling manager after Qualter departure

June 21, 2023

Athleague manager Seamus Qualter. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Roscommon are once again on the lookout for a new senior hurling manager after Seamus Qualter’s ‘second coming’ lasted just four months.

Qualter filled the void left by Francis O’Halloran, who stepped down following a shock Allianz League Division 3A defeat to Louth in mid-February. He previously managed the Roscommon senior and U21 teams from 2010 to '13, winning an All-Ireland U21 'B' title in 2012. More recently, he guided Athleague to a Roscommon SHC title in 2018 and Tremane to their first county final appearance in 25 years in 2021.

The former Southern Gaels and Westmeath forward also led the Lake County to Christy Ring Cup success in 2007.

During Qualter’s brief second spell in charge, Roscommon won promotion to Division 2B of the Allianz League and retained their Nickey Rackard Cup status. His backroom team of Dathí Hand (coach), Peter Galvin and Francis Doolan have also stepped down.

Roscommon GAA said in a statement that applications are now open for the post of senior hurling manager.


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