Rory Kavanagh was last night confirmed as the new Head Coach the Donegal Under-16s for 2018.
The St Eunan’s man was installed to manage the team at a meeting of the Donegal County Board last night.
Kavanagh becomes the latest of the 2012 All-Ireland-winning Donegal squad to get involved with county teams and the St Eunan’s will lead Donegal’s bid for glory in the Buncrana Cup.
Kavanagh will be aided by St Eunan’s colleague David O’Herlihy and Brian McCabe of St Naul’s.
Kavanagh initially retired from inter-county football at the end of the 2014 season, following the All-Ireland defeat by Kerry and in 2015 released an autobiography, ‘Winning’.
But Kavanagh came back for another go in 2016, stepping off the carousel at the end of that season again.
In all, the Letterkenny-based schoolteacher played 147 times for Donegal and continues to be an integral part of the St Eunan’s panel.
Another 2012 Sam Maguire winner, Karl Lacey, is on Declan Bonner’s backroom team with the Donegal seniors for 2018.
Last year, Lacey and Colm McFadden worked with some of Donegal’s underage sides, while Eamon McGee is on the ticket of Gary McDaid, who is seeking the Donegal Under-20 post for next year, and Donegal captain Michael Murphy this recently took over as manager of the Letterkenny Institute of Technology team.