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3 former All-Ireland club winners reunited as part of new St Brigid's management team

Frankie Dolan remains in charge for a third year, while he has added Shane Curran and Mark O’Carroll to his backroom team.

pjimage Shane Curran, Frankie Dolan and Mark O'Carroll

ROSCOMMON CHAMPIONS ST Brigid’s have confirmed that Frankie Dolan will remain in charge of the senior football team for 2018, with Mark O’Carroll and Shane Curran joining his backroom team.

Dolan, O’Carroll and Curran were all part of the St Brigid’s squad who defeated Ballymun Kickhams in the All-Ireland club final four years ago.

Dolan, a prolific forward with Roscommon during his playing days, is entering his third year in charge of the Kiltoom club. He has presided over Roscommon SFC title wins in both 2016 and 2017, while St Brigid’s fell to Corofin in Connacht in each of the past two seasons.

Frankie Dolan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Last week former Roscommon goalkeeper Curran led the club’s U20s to the county title, while O’Carroll managed Westmeath intermediate outfit Tubberclair for the last two seasons.

A club statement read: “As most of you know both Mark and Shane have enjoyed very successful playing careers with St. Brigid’s and have gained valuable managerial experience from their times with Tubberclaire and Padraig Pearses respectively and also with various teams in St. Brigid’s over the years.

“We are delighted to have a three man management team from within our club and we hope you will all join with us in wishing them well for 2018.”

St. Brigid’s dominated Roscommon football at all levels this year, winning senior, junior, U20, minor and U16 titles as part of a remarkable clean sweep. The club’s minor footballers also went on to lift the Connacht title.

The club thanked former All-Stars Enon Gavin (Roscommon) and Declan Meehan (Galway) who were part of Dolan’s set-up as they won a 16th county title this year.

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