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Laois native McEvoy to manage Derry hurlers for 2019

John McEvoy managing Dublin in the Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling Under 21 All-Ireland Championship Semi-Final, Antrim v Dublin, Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Laois native John McEvoy has taken charge of the Derry hurlers for 2019.

The Clough-Ballacolla man has plenty of managerial experience, and was even mentioned as one of the names to take over as Laois hurling manager before Eddie Brennan was announced.

A former Laois hurler and Dublin U-21 manager, McEvoy played with Laois for a spell in the early 2000s and was part of the Clough-Ballacolla panel that won their first county title in 2009.

He became involved with the Dublin hurling scene through his work as a teacher at the Marian College in Ballsbridge.

As well as managing the Dublin U-21 team to the 2011 All Ireland final, he also served as a selector under Anthony Daly when the Dubs defeated Kilkenny in the Division 1 final..

In 2012 he took over as Ballacolla manager mid -eason and guided them to a county final where they were defeated by Rathdowney-Errill after a replay.

He will take over the role from Collie McGurk for 2019 with Dubliner John McGuirk and former Antrim hurler Brian Delargy rumoured to be his selectors.

Derry will be competing in division 2B again next year and in the Christy Cup Ring against Donegal, Down and Wicklow.

John McEvoy celebrates at the final whistle of the Bord Gais Energy Leinster GAA Hurling Under 21 Championship Final, Wexford v Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE