Manager Ronan McGuckin returns to take charge of Errigal Ciaran

Errigal Ciaran manager Ronan McGuckin

Errigal Ciaran manager Ronan McGuckin has ended his self-imposed exile from the club by returning to the outfit.

The Tyrone champions faced Ballinderry in the Ulster Club Championship on Sunday without a manager as McGuckin was unwilling to oppose his home club.

However, McGuckin resumed his duties with the Tyrone club on Tuesday night.

"He will be training and managing the team with the full backing of the club and the players," said Errigal chairman Cathal McAnenly.

"I have no doubt that the players are happy, there's no reason for them not to be."

Errigal's one point win set up a semi-final clash with either All-Ireland champions Crossmaglen or Donegal title-holders St Eunan's, and McGuckin is firmly back in charge, having taken Tuesday's training session at Dunmoyle.

McGuckin was granted a leave of absence from the Ballinderry game because of his conflict of interest.

Errigal Ciaran captain Enda McGinley was "disappointed and completely surprised" by the decision of McGuckin to step aside for the last-eight Ulster match, which led to Tommy McDermott taking charge of the Ballinderry clash.

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