Division 2A – Meet the managers

Only two teams competing in the Division 2A league have new managers in place for the upcoming league campaign.

Annaghmore: Dessie McCormack

Dessie McCormack managed Annaghmore to the Junior Championship title in 2013 and returned to the hotseat last season.

Annaghmore gained promotion from Division 2B and will compete in the top tier of Intermediate club league.

Carrickcruppen: Barry Flynn

Barry Flynn guided Carrickcruppen to the Intermediate title in 2021 and remains the boss of his native club.

‘Cruppen were relegated from senior football in 2022 but still have a fairly young panel to pick from.

Keady: Simon McGeary

Keady were one of the stories of last year, winning Division 2B and reaching the last four of the IFC.

Simon McGeary will once again lead the Keady men into the season, and they’ll hope to build on last season.

Grange: Chris Rafferty

Pearse Og native Chris Rafferty is back in charge of Grange for a second season, having taken over last year.

Grange were relegated from senior football but will hope to build once again now from Division 2A.

Pearse Og: Garreth Thornton

The Ogs reached the semi-finals of the IFC last year and gave eventual winners Cullyhanna their biggest test.

Garreth Thornton, who won a Junior Championship with Belleek in 2021, remains in charge of the Ogs.

Only two teams competing in the Division 2A league have new managers in place for the upcoming league campaign.

St Paul’s: Ronan Clarke

Ronan Clarke is back for a second season with St Paul’s, having guided them to the Intermediate final last year.

The Lurgan men have been knocking on the door for a while and will be one of the big hitters once again in 2024.

Shane O’Neill’s: Johnny Murtagh

Former Crossmaglen attacker Johnny Murtagh takes charge of Shane O’Neill’s, replacing Patrick Gregory.

Murtagh has been involved in management with the likes of Middletown and Castleblayney in recent years.

Tullysaran: Stephen Ferguson

Tullysaran have replaced their outgoing management team of John Devine and Davy Harte with Stephen Ferguson.

Ferguson, another Tyrone native, has led Tattyreagh to Junior and Intermediate glory in the last few seasons.