Carew to remain in charge of Sligo for a fourth season

Niall Carew has been re-appointed to the role of Sligo senior team boss by the Sligo County Management Committee.

The Kildare native will remain in charge for a fourth campaign, having first taken on the role in 2014.

He led Sligo to the Connacht final in 2015, but they lost out in semi-finals in 2014 and 2016, and his side were beaten by Mayo in this year’s quarter-finals, having beaten New York in Gaelic Park in the preliminary round.

Carew’s three-year term had been up for renewal once Sligo were eliminated this year’s championship at the hands of Meath in the Qualifiers, but Ocean FM understands the former Waterford boss received the backing of the players ahead of the decision by the management committee.

A statement from Sligo County Board secretary Gerry O’Connor read: “The committee believes that the present management team are best placed to build on the efforts of recent years.”

Keith Carty has been part of Carew’s backroom team since his appointment, and is likely to remain on for the 2018 season, as is former Connacht Championship-winning Sligo captain Noel McGuire, who joined the management team before the 2017 season.