Jim McCorry named as new Down manager on three-year term

September 22, 2014

Lurgan native Jim McCorry currently in charge of reigning Down county champions Kilcoo, has been named as James McCartan’s successor as Down boss on a three-year term.

McCartan stepped down in July after the Mourne County’s Round 2B Qualifier defeat to Kildare, having taken the Mourne County to the All-Ireland final in 2010 in his first season in charge.

Former Armagh captain McCorry led Kilcoo to back-to-back Frank O’Hare Cups and also lifted the Down SFC title in 2009 and was manager of the Mayobridge team who gained Down senior honours in 2001. McCorry guided Kilcoo to the 2012 Ulster SFC final, where they lost to Crossmaglen. Jim McCorry tasted inter-county management before helping his native county to the 1994 NFL final.Assisting Jim, who was earlier linked to Kieran McGeeney’s backroom team in Armagh, will be former Down county stars John Shorty Treanor and Michael Walsh.