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Malachy O'Rourke will remain as Monaghan senior football boss until 2019
O’Rourke guided Monaghan to an Ulster SFC title last year but their 2016 campaign ended early.

MALACHY O’ROURKE WILL spend another three seasons in charge of the Monaghan senior football team.

The Monaghan County Board announced this evening that a further three-year term for O’Rourke was confirmed at their September meeting.

O’Rourke took over as Monaghan boss in 2013 and has guided the county to two Ulster senior football titles, as well as Allianz League Division 2 and 3 titles.

However, the 2016 season was a disappointing one for The Farney County, as they suffered a shock championship exit at the hands of Longford in the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers, having lost to Donegal in the Ulster semi-finals.

Ryan Porter and Leo McBride will stay on as part of O’Rourke’s backroom team but Finbarr Fitzpatrick will be stepping down from his role as a selector, with a replacement to be appointed “in the near future”.

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