One change to Monaghan's backroom team as Malachy O'Rourke is ratified

He will be in charge for the next three years

BY Raf Diallo 17:57 Tuesday 13 September 2016, 17:57 13 Sep 2016

Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke at the end of the game ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

Monaghan have confirmed that Malachy O'Rourke will remain manager of the county's senior footballers for the next three years.

O'Rourke has led Monaghan to Ulster championship glory in 2013 and 2015 and his continuation in the role had been announced in August.

While most of his backroom team will remain in place, the county board have confirmed that Finbarr Fitzpatrick will be stepping back from his selector role.

"At the September County Committee meeting Malachy O'Rourke was confirmed as the Monaghan Senior Football Manager for the next three years. 2017-2019," said the county board in a statement.

"Ryan Porter and Leo Mc Bride will remain as part of his backroom team. Finbarr Fitzpatrick will be taking a step back from being selector. Monaghan GAA would like to thank Finbarr for his effort as selector over the past four years. Another Monaghan based selector will be appointed in the near future."

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