By Michael McMullan
SLEACHT Néill will begin the search for a new senior football manager after Paul Bradley stepped down.
Bradley ended his three-year term after Sunday’s defeat to Glen in the Derry final.
His tenure saw the Emmet’s get their hands on the John McLaughlin Cup in his first season, 2020, before falling to Glen at the final hurdle in the last two seasons.
Bradley, a former attacking ace, has been involved in all six of the club’s Derry senior successes and three Ulster titles.
22 years of senior service done. Some unbelievably good days, more bad ones, but always proud. UTR
— Paul Bradley (@paulbrad35) October 24, 2022
He was part of John Brennan’s winning team of 2004 and led the attack in their four-in-a-row team, before injury forced him out after the 2017 win over Ballinascreen.
The club’s dual players now face into another Ulster hurling campaign and put their title on the line against Down champions Portaferry in the semi-final on the weekend of November 19/20.
It will be a first senior championship meeting of the sides with Portaferry coming into the clash with this year’s Antrim league title to their name.