Liam McHale joins Terry Hyland's Cavan management team

Liam McHale
Liam McHale was part of Kevin McStay's St Brigid's All-Ireland club winning management team in 2013

Former Mayo star Liam McHale has been added to Terry Hyland's Cavan football management team.

McHale, who was part of the Kevin McStay's All-Ireland Club winning management team at St Brigid's in 2013, has been appointed player performance coach with the Breffni county.

Former Killeshandra and Cavan Gaels player Kevin Downes joins the management team as a selector.

Hyland's other selectors remain Anthony Forde and Padraig Dolan.

In addition, Eoin Maguire is taking up the position of strength and conditioning coach.

McHale had been linked with an involvement with his native Mayo had McStay landed the job recently.

However, Mayo instead opted to appoint Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes and McHale was then mentioned as a possible part of the management ticket of prospective Westmeath manager Peter Leahy.

Leahy did not land the Westmeath job and McHale later insisted that he had not committed to joining Leahy's management team.

However, McHale has agreed to join the Cavan backroom team after a dismal 2014 championship campaign for the county.

After reaching the All-Ireland quarter-finals last year and securing promotion to Division 2 in the Spring, Cavan looked on course for a successful summer but instead a endured miserable championship.

They were beaten by Armagh in the Ulster Championship in a controversial clash marred by a pre-match brawl.

A narrow first-round qualifier win over Westmeath was then followed by a dismal 0-16 to 0-5 home defeat by Roscommon.