Leitrim appoint Gavin Cawley as new ladies football manager

Leitrim LGFA have appointed Sligo native Gavin Cawley as the county’s new ladies football manager.

His appointment was ratified on Monday night.

Gavin is currently managing the IT Sligo senior women’s gaelic footballers and recently completed a five-year stint as Sligo GAA’s County PRO.

His first game in charge will be Leitrim’s opening Lidl national league division 4 match away to Antrim on Sunday week (Feb 3rd).

His appointment comes nine days after a special AGM established a new county executive for ladies football in the county – and a commitment from the clubs to make players available for the county panel.

New Leitrim ladies football manager Gavin Cawley

12 months ago, Leitrim dropped out of the league mid-season and didn’t field for the 2018 Connacht championship. But the recent AGM brought confirmation that Leitrim will contest the league and championship this year.

Brian Mulvey had agreed to take temporary charge of Leitrim’s NFL prepartions over the past nine days, until the appointment of a permanent manager was made.