Ex-Westmeath boss Pat Flanagan appointed new Sligo football manager

Flanagan takes over from Galway All-Ireland winner Kevin Walsh.

Pat Flanagan.
Pat Flanagan.
Image: INPHO/Ken Sutton.

EX-WESTMEATH BOSS Pat Flanagan has tonight been ratified as the new Sligo senior football manager for the 2014 season.

Flanagan takes over from Kevin Walsh who brought his five-year tenure to a close after Sligo’s All-Ireland qualifier loss to Derry in June.

Sligo endured a disappointing 2013 season and they lost out in the Connacht championship to London and their search for a successor has dragged on since then.

Flanagan brings a wealth of experience having previously managed at inter county level with Westmeath bringing them from Division 3 to Division 1 of the National football league. His tenure there ended this year with Paul Bealin taking over.

Flanagan also has managed both Clara of Offaly and Tyrellspass of Westmeath to county titles. He has been appointed for a one year term which will be reviewed at the end of the season.

The new manager is set to meet the players this week in addition to shortly finalising a back room team which forms part of the management of the Sligo U21 team.

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