The Sligo GAA board announced yesterday that Pat Flanagan had been appointed senior football manager for the coming season. Flanagan carries a wealth of experience, having brought his previous inter-county Westmeath team from Division 3 to Division 1 of the National League. He also managed both Clara (Offaly) and Tyrellspass (Westmeath) to County triumphs.
Speaking to News Anois today, Sligo GAA boards PRO Maurice Sweeney said:
“I am delighted with the appointment. We have had our eye on Pat for a long time. He was our first choice and I am thrilled to have him appointed. He brings a massive amount of experience to the team and you only have to look at his previous success to see that.”
Flanagan has been employed for one year term which will be revised at the conclusion of the season. He will be meeting the players this week in addition to deciding on a back room team, which consists of a portion of the management of the Sligo under 21 side.