Louth county teams managerial appointments

Darren Bishop will take charge of the Louth Senior Ladies football team in 2019. The Cremartin clubman was re-appointed at a County Board meeting held in the Grove hotel, Dunleer on Tuesday night.

The Castleblayney based school teacher first took charge last June following the untimely passing of Michael McKeown and guided the Wee County to success in the Leinster Junior Championship. They followed that with wins over London and Derry to book a place in the All-Ireland final where they lost out to Limerick.

The Louth team in Croke Park before the All Ireland final

Louth’s first game in the National League will be on February 3rd. They will know their opponents in early December when the league fixtures are due to be released.

Meanwhile the appointments for other county management teams were confirmed at this meeting with Chris Doyle taking the Minor team, Martin Duffy continuing as U16 manager and Mark McNamee remains in charge of the U14s for next season. All of the various backroom teams will be named in the next couple of weeks.

County Chairman Dermot Woods informed the delegates present that this year’s annual convention will take place on Monday December 3rd. The chairman revealed that new blood was urgently needed as most of the County sub-committees were operating way below the strength to be effective and that a couple of members of the executive had stood down during the year and were not replaced.