Thursday, November 04, 2021

Benny O’Brien policing the line for St. Brigid’s in 2020. Picture: INPHO/James Crombie

 

St. Brigid’s attempt to wrestle back the Fahey Cup in 2022 will commence with a new management team.

The club announced on Thursday morning that its management team of the last two years, including manager Benny O’Brien and selectors John Murray and Dermot Fitzgerald, have stepped down following last night’s O’Rourke Cup semi-final defeat against Roscommon Gaels

O’Brien, who was a selector on the All-Ireland winning team of 2013, returned in 2020, leading an exciting, young side, who played a delightful brand of football, to the club’s 17th senior championship title. St. Brigid’s relinquished their grip on the Fahey Cup to Pádraig Peares in this year’s county semi-final, losing out in a magnificent game of football by 0-18 to 2-10.

In a statement this morning, the club said: “St. Brigid’s GAA Club would like to thank Benny O’Brien and his management team of John Murray and Dermot Fitzgerald, as they have stepped down as senior team management.

“This was Benny’s second term in charge with the club. During his first term as manager, Benny was involved in claiming back-to-back county title, and returned in 2020 to again back the Fahey Cup.

“Everyone at the club would like to wish Benny, John and Dermot the very best of luck in the future.”

 

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