McEntee heading West

Tony McEntee has been appointed as the new Sligo manager for a three year term.

Following a week of managerial announcements, this is another that will raise some eyebrows.

Fergal Logan was expectantly handed the reins in Tyrone while Mickey Harte will surprisingly be in the Louth dugout in 2021.

McEntee spent several years as Stephen Rochford’s number two in Mayo, but this is his first taste of wearing the Bainisteoir bib at county level.

The Crossmaglen man led his club to two All-Ireland club titles back-to-back in 2011 and 2012.

An All-Ireland winner in 2002 with his native county, McEntee will be joined by Joe Keane as his assistant in his new role.

Sligo will ply their trade in division four next season after experiencing a poor run of form this year.

They finished third from bottom in the basement division with only Waterford and London finishing below.

They also failed to field against Galway in the Connaught championship due to several players testing positive for Covid 19.