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Former Wexford captain appointed new London football manager

Ciarán Deely was ratified last night.

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AFTER ONE OF most successful periods in their history, London GAA has appointed former Wexford captain Ciarán Deely as the manager of the Exiles’ senior footballers.

Deely — who served as both a selector and trainer with London in 2015 — replaces Paul Coggins who stood aside in September after nearly five years at the helm.

During that time, London recorded their best championship performance when they beat Sligo and Leitrim on their way to a first ever Connacht senior football final in 2013.

Deely was the Wexford captain when the Model County reached the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final and has previously worked as a fitness coach with QPR and Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.

In a statement, London GAA said:

“(We) are delighted to have Ciarán Deely as the Senior County Manager for 2016.

“Ciarán brings a wealth of experience to the position. As a player he represented Wexford and Horeswood with distinction before moving to London and transferring to the Kingdom Kerry Gaels club who he won a Seniorcounty championship with in 2013.

“In 2015 he served as trainer and selector under Paul Coggins with the London team. The County Committee would like to wish Ciarán, his backroom team and the players all the best for the season ahead.”

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