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Hyland appointed new Cavan manager

The former U21 manager takes the reigns of the senior footballers with Anthony Forde as his second-in-command.

Hyland is the former U21 boss.
Hyland is the former U21 boss.
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CAVAN HAVE ANNOUNCED the news that Terry Hyland will fill the vacant position as the senior football panel’s new manager.

Former boss Val Andrews resigned from the job last week after it became untenable and the county board have moved swiftly to find a replacement.

And at a specially convened management committee meeting last night, Hyland was backed unanimously by delegates before being ratified alongside former intercounty player Anthony Forde, who comes in as trainer.

Hyland led the county’s U21 side to two Ulster titles and will take the reigns of the senior set-up for the next four years.

“It brings to an end a turbulent week in Cavan football,” PRO Declan Woods told TheScore today. “We’re glad to have moved on.

“This wasn’t something we had planned to but we’ve had to deal with it professionally. Integrity was the main thing and it made moving forward for all parties involved a lot easier.

Going forward, we’ve got a guy who has taken Cavan to three Ulster finals and one All-Ireland final and who brings on board with him a man with numerous senior championship and who was very passionate during his playing career.

“We feel we have the right package in place now to hit the ground running and preparations for the Donegal game will start now.”

Cavan play the Tir Chonaill men in the Ulster Senior Football Championship on May 20.

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