THE INISHOWEN LEAGUE will swing back into action on Friday-fortnight, August 19, and there will be a few big changes in dugouts across the peninsula.
Newly-promoted Carndonagh FC will be under the charge of Paul Brown for the 2016/17 season.
Brown, a teacher at Carndonagh Community School, assumes control from Niall McGuinness, who led the St Patrick’s Park outfit to promotion last season.
John L Coyle, who has been involved at the underage set-up for some time, has taken over at Moville Celtic from Maurice McCauley.
However, several players have left the Glencrow side to join Greencastle FC. Pat McLaughlin, the Greencastle manager, has brought in Kevin McLaughlin as coach at Chaple Lane.[adrotate group=”37″]
Joe Doherty, Mark Henry, Josh Lafferty and Shaun Fagan have all made the move to Moville’s neighbours.
Culdaff, after coming from the brink of relegation at the Christmas break, to survival and the final of the Ulster Junior Cup (which they lost 3-2 to Glengad), will also be under new stewardship for the new campaign.
John McFeely has stepped down at Caratra Park and Culdaff will be under the watch of Derek Doherty this time. Doherty is similarly well versed in Culdaff having played all his life with the club.[adrotate group=”38″]
Brian Bell is understood to be remaining on as the manager at Quigley’s Point Swifts, but is suspended from the dugout and dressing rooms until January.
In April, Bell was slapped with a nine-month ban due to his part in an alleged incident following the Jackie Crossan Premier Division game between Culdaff and QPS.[adrotate group=”46″]
Shane Byrne will again be at the helm of quadrouple winners Glengad United (pictured above).
The Jackie Crossan Premier Division title, the Ulster Junior Cup, the Clubman Shirts League Cup and the Charlie O’Donnell Cup are all at The Crua after a memorable campaign by Glengad, who have added midfielder Shane Canning from Moville for the new term.