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Time for change: Offaly and Derry are both on the lookout for new football managers

The tenures of Pat Flanagan and Damien Barton have come to an end.

BOTH OFFALY AND Derry are beginning the search for new senior football managers.

The Faithful County have lost faith in Pat Flanagan after three seasons while Damien Barton’s two-year deal north of the border won’t be extended.

Flanagan’s side were beaten by Westmeath in their Leinster quarter-final replay and exited the championship following a qualifier defeat to Cavan.

Meanwhile, despite Derry running Mayo desperately close last weekend – going down after an extra-time battle – Barton’s time has come to an end.

The side did suffer a big provincial defeat to Tyrone that may have set some alarm bells ringing.

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The Derry county board did release the following statement on Tuesday night:

In September 2015, Damian Barton was ratified by Coiste Chontae Dhoire as Derry senior football manager for an agreed period of two years.

We would like to sincerely thank Damian, his management and backroom teams, and all the players who have represented their county during this period.

Nominations for the position of Derry senior football manager will be sought from our clubs in the coming weeks.”

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