McConville and McEntee new Cross’ bosses

Oisín McConville and John McEntee have taken over as joint-managers of Crossmaglen Rangers.

The duo, who were key players in the club’s unprecedented All-Ireland successes over the last 15 years, last night replaced Joe Kernan who stepped down after one season in his second spell in charge.

Kernan led his club to three All-Ireland titles between 1997 and 2000 and stepped back in this year following the surprise resignation of Tony McEntee and Gareth O’Neill in February.

The duo led the club to back-to-back All-Irelands but quit after missing out on a three-in-a-row, losing this year’s All-Ireland club semi-final to St Brigid’s.

McConville has taken over the managerial reins just seven months after retiring, following a stellar club career that saw him win six All-Ireland and 10 Ulster club titles.

McEntee hung up his boots following the All-Ireland club success in 2011 but has been out of football for the past year due to exam commitments and Crossmaglen supporters will hope the emergence of the 2002 All-Ireland winners will lead the club back to the winners’ enclosure.


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