7 December 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The appointment of Frank Brady as the new manager of the county minor football team in succession to Colin McAree was ratified at a special county committee meeting on Thursday night last. Frank Brady comes into the position on the back of a very successful year with the county minor hurling panel last year when they won the Ulster double of minor league division 2 and the Shield section of the Ulster minor hurling championship. So what attracted Frank Brady to the position of minor football team manager given that he is more generally regarded in the county at the moment as a hurling man having also been in charge of the county senior and under 21 hurling teams for a number of years and was he surprised that he was offered the job?
“I saw the role of managing the county minor football team as an opportunity for me to better myself in team management and really to see how far I can go. Yes I am regarded as having a hurling background but my background in the GAA from my young days in Galway has been a football background so I suppose maybe this is going back to my roots so to speak. To be honest I was more delighted than surprised at being offered the position although I have to say that I did want it and when I want something I go for it. I went in with a very detailed plan but I think too the backroom team that I was naming made a very strong case and quite honestly I don’t think they could have turned it down although I probably wasn’t the favourite”. Frank then went on to elaborate on the backroom team that will be working with him in 2013 and beyond. “Ross Corbett is the strength and conditioning coach that will be working with us and he comes with great credentials. He was the strength and conditioning coach with the Kerry minor team last year and he’s now working with the Ulster GAA Camogie Council and as such he is allowed to be involved with us in that capacity. My two selectors will be Michael O’Dowd of Clontibret and Noel Marron of Donaghmoyne, both of whom need no introduction to the GAA fraternity not only in Monaghan but much further afield and both come with a lot of managerial experience at club level after outstanding playing careers with their respective clubs and also with the county. Added to all of that was Joyce and Brian Talty and I …

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