The Roscommon Senior Football champions, St Brigid’s have ratified their management team for 2017. Current manager Frankie Dolan will remain on at the helm for another year and has bolstered his backroom set up with the inclusion of two well know former inter county footballers.
Enon Gavin enjoyed a playing career with the Primrose and Blue which spun over nine years. He won a Connacht senior Football title in 1991 and was further rewarded for his performances that year when he also picked up and All Star Award.
The Clan na Gael man accumulated managerial experience with his own in Roscommon and Rathcline in Longford.
Dolan has decided to look outside Roscommon for his second assistant manager and has opted to bring in Galway’s Declan Meehan to the fold. Meehan enjoyed a hugely successful career with the tribesmen from 1996 to 2011. The pocket Rocket as he was known durign his playing career was an ever present at wing back on that famous Galway side, and was always a constant attacking threat. As a player he won All Ireland senior medals in 1998 and 2001 as well as picking up six Connacht Senior Championship medals.
Meehan also has managerial experience under his belt. He was in charge of Caltra in the past and was part of Alan Flynn’s successful backroom team at under 21 level. Meehan also served with Alan Mulholland as a selector when Mullholand held the position of Galway senior football manager from 2011 to 2014.
St Brigid’s won the Roscommon senior Football Championship in 2016 and following a Connacht Semi-final win over Aughawillan they secured their place in the Connacht final. Short a number of key players in the decider they shipped a heavy defeat at the hands of Corofin.
The St Brigid’s manager, Frankie Dolan has been giving his reaction to the appointment to the Shannonside Sports Editor John Lynch