Liam Tully was tonight ratified in his position as Roscommon U-20 football manager for the 2022 season at the monthly meeting of Roscommon GAA county board at the Abbey Hotel.
During the meeting, which was the first in-person meeting to take place since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, county chairman Brian Carroll confirmed that he had spoken to the Kilbride native and that Tully and his backroom team were happy to continue in the role, subject to the approval of the clubs of the county.
Mr. Carroll told delegates at the meeting that Tully was open to adding further people to his management team if he felt it would be of benefit to the group, however as of now it was the same group, which in 2021 included Dermot Lyons (Castlerea St. Kevin’s), Peter Carney (Elphin) and Jonathan Dunning (Clann na nGael). 2021 was a remarkable year for the group as Roscommon won the Connacht U-20 championship and went on to reach the All-Ireland final against Offaly, losing out by three points in Croke Park.
Brian Carroll confirmed that the county management committee were happy to recommend Tully’s re-appointment for a third year in the job, and this recommendation was immediately proposed and seconded without objection.
In other management news, it was also confirmed at the meeting by Christy McDermott, chairman of the Roscommon hurling board, that nominations had closed for the role of senior hurling manager and that the hurling board would meet in the coming days to discuss the nominations received, while Shay Galvin, minor board chairman, thanked Enda Nugent for his time and effort as county minor manager and reminded delegates that nominations to succeed Nugent would remain open until 5 p.m. tomorrow.
For a full report from tonight’s meeting, be sure to check out next week’s Roscommon Herald.