MALACHY O’Rourke has been reappointed as manager of the Monaghan senior footballers for the 2018 season.
There had been some speculation about O’Rourke’s future after their All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Dublin, but Monaghan spokesperson Noel Duffy confirmed that the Derrylin native will be at the helm for a sixth season.
O’Rourke was handed a three-year extension to his existing contract last year, and after taking time to reflect, has thrown his lot in with the Farney County for another year.
While their ten-point defeat to Dublin was a disappointing end to a silverware-free season, O’Rourke remains popular with his players and has guided Monaghan to two Ulster titles since coming on board in September 2012.
Gerard O’Kane has backed Monaghan to leave Healy Park with a famous victory in Sunday’s heavyweight Ulster clash.
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