FORMER DONEGAL SFC-winning manager Barry Doherty is on the move after being confirmed as the new manager of St Naul’s.
Doherty ended his term as the Kilcar manager in December and has been replaced at Towney by John McNulty.
In 2017, Doherty was at the helm of Kilcar as they ended a 23-year wait and won then Donegal senior football championship. Their final win over Naomh Conaill was their first Dr Maguire win since 1993.
St Naul’s have swopped for Doherty as successor to Barry Meehan, the Letterkenny native who guided the Mountcharles side to Intermediate glory in 2019.
Meanwhile, Dougie Corbett has made a return to Naomh Brid for what will be his second spell at Trummon. Corbett spent the first part of the 2019 campaign at Naomh Colmcille before stepping down from the role.
Terry McCann will be in charge at Bundoran in 2019, while other new bosses for 2020 include Paul Rouse and Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí at Sean MacCumhaills, Francie Friel in Termon, Gary Duffy (Buncrana) and Pauric Bonner (Glenswilly).
The Donegal U20 manager, SP Barrett, is expected to take charge of his native Milford for the 2020 season, although his focus for now remains the county U20s.
Managers like Richard Thornton (St Eunan’s), Gary O’Neill (St Michael’s), John Cunningham (Killybegs), Pat Campbell (Four Masters), Mark McGinty (Glenfin) and Joe Donaghy (Naomh Colmcille) are set to stay in their respective posts.