Dolan to stay on as Westmeath senior football manager

Dolan to stay on as Westmeath senior football manager

Dessie Dolan is set to remain with the Westmeath senior football team for a second consecutive season, following his reappointment at the county board meeting held on Tuesday night. 

Dolan, previously a selector under Jack Cooney, took over the senior job last year. Despite initial setbacks, including their inability to secure promotion from Division 3 of the Allianz League and a Leinster SFC loss to Louth, Westmeath found their feet and produced a number of performances in the All-Ireland SFC series.

The reigning Tailteann Cup champions ran both Armagh and Galway close before drawing with Tyrone in their group. 

In an official statement, the Westmeath County Board expressed their delight, stating, "Westmeath GAA are delighted to announce the ratification of Dessie Dolan as the manager of the Westmeath senior footballers for 2024. The backroom team will be announced in due course."

In other managerial appointments, former All-Ireland MFC winning captain Damien Gavin has been confirmed as the U20 football manager for the upcoming season, marking his fifth consecutive year in the role. Additionally, Kevin O'Brien is set to return for his second stint as U20 hurling manager, succeeding Andrew Dermody in the position held this year.