Malachy O'Rourke appointed as new Monaghan football manager

Malachy O'Rourke
Malachy O'Rourke

Former Fermanagh boss Malachy O'Rourke has been appointed as the new Monaghan senior football manager.

O'Rourke was the choice of the county's selection committee last week and his appointment was accepted by Monaghan's clubs at a meeting on Monday night.

Former Armagh All-Ireland winner and Down assistant boss Aidan O'Rourke and ex-Clare manager Michael McDermott had also been in the running for the job.

O'Rourke takes over from Eamonn McEneaney who resigned in July.

McEneaney stepped down in July following the county's qualifier exit at the hands of Laois.

The former Louth boss took Monaghan to the Ulster semi-finals this year when they lost to Down after having a big lead at half-time.

Fermanagh man O'Rourke led his native county to the 2008 Ulster Championship final where they were defeated after a replay by Armagh.

However after disappointing seasons in 2009 and 2010, O'Rourke quit the Erne County job.