Ger Brennan brings star-studded cast along with him to replace Mickey Harte at Louth 1 month ago

Ger Brennan brings star-studded cast along with him to replace Mickey Harte at Louth

The former All-Ireland winner with Dublin has been named as Louth's new manager.

Louth haven't delayed in appointing Mickey Harte's successor with former Dublin star Ger Brennan announced as the Tyrone man's replacement.


Brennan, who is the head of GAA in UCD, has worked as a coach with Carlow in recent years but, having managed Kildare club Moorefield in the mean-time, he has now taken the leap into inter-county management.

The St Vincent's club-man was a part of Niall Carew's coaching ticket in Carlow and now, in Louth, he has arranged a star-studded cast of his own.

Niall Moyna, who worked with Brennan's All-Ireland winning Dublin team in 2011 is named as a selector.


A professor of clinical physiology at the School of Health and Human Performance, Moyna was a part of Pat Gilroy's back-room team with Dublin at the beginning of the last decade and is renowned for his expertise in sports performance. He also managed the DCU Sigerson Cup team to four of their fiver titles.

Meanwhile, former Down manager and legendary player James McCartan is named as a forwards coach/selector. McCartan won two All-Ireland medals with Down as a player and has also managed his home county on separate occasions. The first of those, in the early noughties, led to an All-Ireland final appearance in 2010 but the second was less successful, during a tumultuous spell for the Mourne men.


Former Kildare and Moorefield player David Whyte has been named as Louth's 'transitional' coach, which is a new one on us while, interestingly, former Ireland and Munster rugby player James Downey will also play a part. The Dubliner played for three of the four Irish provinces during a lengthy rugby career that saw him capped for Ireland in 2013 against Canada.

He has been named as the county's 'high performance and culture coach.' Paul Whyte completes the line-up as the team's sports psychologist.

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