Comings and goings on managerial front

Luke Dempey, Moorefield manager.
A total of nine out of 16 Senior Football Championship clubs have new managers confirmed for the season ahead, while two further senior sides have yet to confirm their boss for 2014.

A total of nine out of 16 Senior Football Championship clubs have new managers confirmed for the season ahead, while two further senior sides have yet to confirm their boss for 2014.

The champions Moorefield are sticking with Luke Dempsey for another term, however his 2013 selectors Paddy Archbold, Paul Dempsey and John McCormack have vacated their positions and their replacements are yet to be confirmed.

The 2011 Dermot Bourke Cup winners Athy have a new face in charge, with Offaly man Paschal Kellaghan taking the reigns in place of Mark Bropy, while Peter McConnon will lead their neighbours St Laurence’s.

In Carbury, former All Ireland winner Stephen Darby has stepped aside.

The Rhode man led them to two SFC finals but was beaten in both and he has been replaced by Sean O’Dea from Clane. The latter’s replacement in Conneff Park in Donnacha Hayden, the man who managed Caragh to JFC glory in 2010.

In Allenwood, Paul Doyle has taken over from PJ Cummins. Doyle managed the Sash to the 2008 Senior Football Championship final, where they were beaten in the final by the then Barney Rock managed Celbridge.

There’s also a change at Hazelhatch Road for 2014, with John Blessing departing and former Westmeath star Jack Cooney taking charge, while close by in Maynooth Pascal Ennis has taken over from David Murphy.

Staying in the north of the county, Ronan Quinn’s deaprture has meant a change for the Confey senior footballers, who has been replaced by Mark Byrne.

The 2012 intermediate champions Monasterevan have had to replace Paschal Kellaghan, who has left for Athy, and Sarsfields’ man Tommie Gorman has taken over.

There has been no change in Naas, with Sean Dempsey back for another term, while Declan Cryan remains in charge of Leixlip.

Former Kildare boss John Crofton is back for another year at Sarsfields, as is Noel Mooney at St Kevin’s.

Offaly manager Emmet McDonnell is expected to take charge at Johnstownbridge again – however, that has to be confirmed, while Ballymore Eustace have yet to confirm who will lead them in 2014.

In the Intermediate Football Championship, only three clubs have new bosses.

In Prosperous, Caragh have appointed former player Pat Dunne, while another Offaly man, Gordon Kerrigan from Rhode, has taken charge at Clogherinkoe.

The only other change in the IFC sees Peter Behan and Shane Doyle take over from Anthony Herbert in Sallins.

At junior level, All Ireland winner with Donegal, Brian Murray has taken over Cappagh, replacing Michael Lynch, while former Kildare junior selector Ciaran McMenamin has replaced Eddie McCormack at Straffan.

Club action in the form of the Aldridge, Dowling and Keogh Cups, will get underway next month.

SENIOR:

Allenwood:

2013 PJ Cummins.

2014 Paul Doyle.

Athy

2013: Mark Brophy.

2014: Paschal Kellaghan.

Ballymore Eustace

2013: Liam McLoughlin.

2014: TBC.

Carbury

2013: Stephen Darby.

2014: Sean O’Dea.

Celbridge

2013: John Blessing.

2014: Jack Cooney.

Clane

2013: Sean O’Dea

2013: Donnacha Hayden.

Confey

2013: Ronan Quinn.

2014: Mark Byrne.

Johnstownbridge

2013: Emmet McDonnell.

2014: TBC.

Leixlip

2013: Declan Cryan.

2014: Declan Cryan.

Maynooth

2013: David Murphy.

2014: Pascal Ennis.

Monasterevan

2013: Paschal Kellaghan.

2014: Tommy Gorman.

Moorefield

2013: Luke Dempsey.

2014: Luke Dempsey.

Naas

2013: Sean Dempsey.

2014: Sean Dempsey.

St Laurence’s

2013: Joe Murphy.

2014: Peter McConnan.

Sarsfields

2013: John Crofton

2014: John Crofton.

St Kevin’s

2013: Noel Mooney.

2014: Noel Mooney.

Intermediate:

Ballyteague

2013: Mark Shaw.

2014: Mark Shaw.

Caragh

2013: Colin Ward.

2014: Pat Dunne.

Castledermot

2013: Thomas Harney.

2014: Tomas Harney.

Clogherinkoe

2013: Chris Byrne.

2014: Gordon Kerrigan.

Eadestown

2013: Dessie Brown.

2014: Dessie Brown.

Ellistown

2013: Billy Delaney.

2014: Billy Delaney.

Kilcock

2013: Cormac Davy.

2014: Cormac Davy.

Kill

2013: Gay Campbell.

2014: Gay Campbell.

Nurney

2013: Noel Donlon.

2014: Noel Donlon.

Raheens

2013: Richie Connor

2014: Richie Connor

Rathangan

2013: Mick Hyland.

2014: TBC.

Robertstown

2013: Sean McLoughlin

2014: Sean McLoughlin.

Round Towers

2013: Pauric Dunne.

2014: Pauric Dunne.

Sallins

2013: Anthony Herbert.

2014: Peter Behan and Shane Doyle.

Suncroft

2013: Seamus Dillon.

2014: Seamus Dillon.

Two Mile House

2013: Jarlath Gilroy.

2014: Jarlath Gilroy.

JUNIOr:

Ballykelly

2013: Trevor Holligan.

2014: Trevor Holligan.

Castlemitchell

2013: John Wall and

Anthony Byrne.

2014: Anthony Byrne.

Cappagh

2013: Michael Lynch.

2014: Brian Murray.

Grangenolvan

2013: Michael O’Sullivan.

2014: Ned Kelly.

Kilcullen

2013: Ray Sullivan.

2014: TBC.

Rathcoffey

2013: Hammy Cunningham

2014: HammyCunningham

Rheban

2013: Christy Byrne.

2014: Christy Byrne.

Milltown

2013: Alan Dignam.

2014: Alan Dignam.

Straffan

2012: Eddie McCormack.

2014: Ciaran McMenamin.