James McCartan reappointed as Down manager for 2013

James McCartan

James McCartan has been reappointed as the Down senior football manager for the 2013 season.

The news was announced ahead of the first Down SFC semi-final between Kilcoo and Bryansford at Pairc Esler on Friday night.

McCartan had said that he would consider his future after a 3-18 to 2-9 defeat by Mayo in an All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park in August.

The county's selectors have yet to be announced.

It will be the two-time All-Star's fifth campaign in charge of the county, having brought them to the All-Ireland final in his second year in charge in 2010.

Meanwhile, Gerard McGrattan has been appointed as the Down minor hurling manager.