Damian Barton to remain Derry senior football manager for a second year

Derry football manager Damian Barton
Damian Barton was appointed to the Derry job last September

Damian Barton has been reappointed as Derry football manager for 2017.

Barton's ratification for a second year was expected after he guided the Oak Leaf county to the final 12 of this year's All-Ireland championship.

Derry regrouped from an Ulster Championship hammering by Tyrone in May to produce a decent run in the All-Ireland qualifiers.

The Oak Leafers defeated Louth, Meath and Cavan before losing out in the final qualifiers round to Tipperary.

Earlier in the season, Derry were narrowly beaten by Tyrone in the Dr McKenna Cup while they maintained their Division Two status in the Football League.

Barton, 54, was appointed to the Derry post almost exactly a year ago.

The Newbridge man played in Derry's All-Ireland triumph in 1993 and managed several clubs teams in Derry including Ballinderry and Slaughtneil.

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