Joe returns to the hot seat

December 20, 2011

Crossmaglen Rangers and Armagh All-Ireland winning manager Joe Kernan returns to the hot seat of football management when he resumes his role as Ulster football manager for next year’s revived inter-provincial series.

Joe, a leading advocate of the series, which, in it’s early days, was known as the Railway Cup was manager of the Ulster team which won the last inter-provincial championship to be staged in 2009.

With Leinster appointing former Meath manager Sean Boylan there is a strong belief that this competition will work if it gets the right backing to help it return to it’s former premium status on the GAA calender.

However, there could be a big dilemma awaiting the Ulster boss as his Provincial side are scheduled to take on Connacht in the semi-final on February 19, the same day that four of his sons Stephen, Tony Aaron and Paul will be lining out for Crossmaglen Rangers against Dr Crokes in the All-Ireland Club semi-final.