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Last Updated: Monday, 15 October 2007, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK
O'Rourke is new Fermanagh manager
Malachy O'Rourke
Malachy O'Rourke succeed Charlie Mulgrew in the job
Malachy O'Rourke has been appointed as the new Fermanagh football manager.

O'Rourke, who guided Cavan Gaels to this year's Cavan title, succeeds Charlie Mulgrew who stepped down after four years in charge in July.

Derrylin man O'Rourke guided Loup to the Ulster Club title in 2003 and steered Errigal Ciaran and Cavan Gaels to county titles in Tyrone and Cavan.

Others interviewed for the job were Frank Dawson and the joint-ticket of Sylvester Mulrone and Sean Maguire.

Mulrone and Maguire were part of Charlie Mulgrew's backroom team.


Mulgrew resigned after the 0-11 to 0-9 All-Ireland qualifier defeat by Meath.

Ballygawley man Leo McBride will act as a team trainer and selector while Devenish club-man Paul Coyle and Donagh man Peter Leonard will also be part of the backroom team during O'Rourke's three-year term.

McBride linked up with O'Rourke during the Fermanagh man's spell in charge of Loup and he has remained with the Derrylin man ever since.

O'Rourke, who played for Fermanagh for several years, turned down the job after Dominic Corrigan's departure in late 2003.

At that stage, O'Rourke was involved in preparing Loup for the All-Ireland Club Semi-Finals and he said that it would have been unfair to have taken on both roles at the same time.

However, he did pointedly add that he was keen on taking the Fermanagh job at some stage in the future and that has now come to pass with his appointment.

O'Rourke will be in charge of Cavan Gaels in Sunday's AIB Ulster Club clash against St Eunan's Letterkenny at Kingspan Breffni Park.

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