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Cavan appoint new manager for Division 1 return after Hyland departure

The Breffni Men will be managed by Mattie McGleenan next year.

Matthew McGleenan New Cavan football manager Mattie McGleenan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

CAVAN HAVE THIS evening appointed Mattie McGleenan as the county’s senior football manager.

McGleenan, a former Tyrone player, takes over from Terry Hyland, who stepped down from the role after four-and-a-half years in August.

Matt McGleenan 23/3/1997 McGleenan in action for his native Tyrone back in 1997. Source: ©INPHO

“Cavan County Board are pleased to officially announce the appointment of Mattie McGleenan as senior football team manager following ratification tonight by both management and county committees of Cavan County Board,” a statement read.

McGleenan has guided Monaghan club Scotstown to three county senior football titles in the last four years. They reached the Ulster final last year where they lost out to Crossmaglen Rangers after extra-time.

Next Sunday, they take on Down side Kilcoo in Clones in the preliminary round of the Ulster senior club football championship.

McGleenan will take charge of Cavan upon their return to Division 1 of the National Football League in 2017 after they clinched promotion from Division 2 last spring.

His backroom team is expected to be announced in due course.

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