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All-Ireland club winning boss appointed as new Antrim senior football manager

Lenny Harbinson guided St Gall’s to the All-Ireland title in 2010.

Lenny Harbinson celebrating St Gall's victory in 2010.
Lenny Harbinson celebrating St Gall's victory in 2010.
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2010 ALL-IRELAND club winning boss Lenny Harbinson will make the move to inter-county management next year.

Harbinson was tonight appointed as Antrim senior football manager, taking over from joint managers Gearoid Adams and Frank Fitzsimons in the Ulster county.

Seven years ago Harbinson guided St Gall’s to the All-Ireland senior club football title when they defeated Clare’s Kilmurry-Ibrickane in Croke Park.

Currently he is in charge of Armagh club Ballymacnab Round Towers, who are in action in the semi-finals of their county senior football championship this weekend.

Harbinson played for Antrim for 12 years while also winning five county senior titles and an Ulster club crown with St Gall’s.

His term is for three years with a review after each season. This year Antrim were heavily defeated in the Ulster senior quarter-final by Donegal before losing out to Sligo in their opening All-Ireland football qualifier.

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