Peter Canavan is new manager of Cavan Gaels

Former Fermanagh manager Peter Canavan

Former Fermanagh manager and Tyrone player Peter Canavan is to take charge of the Cavan Gaels club.

Canavan, who won six All Star awards in a glittering playing career, stepped down as Fermanagh boss in September after two years in charge.

His appointment with Cavan was ratified by club officials on Wednesday night and he will again be assisted by former Fermanagh player Ciaran Donnelly.

Cavan Gaels were beaten in the 2013 county final by outsiders Ballinagh.

Joe O'Connor quit as Gaels boss after the surprise 0-12 to 0-11 at Breffni Park.

The Gaels also recently lost out in the league final to Castlerahan.

Canavan was in charge of his own Errigal Ciaran club for three years before moving into county management with Fermanagh.

He guided Fermanagh to promotion to Division Three of the league in his first year in charge and they narrowly missed out on going up again in 2013.

However, the Erne county did not manage a victory in his two Ulster Championship campaigns.

Canavan was captain of the Tyrone team which won the All-Ireland title in 2003 and he also played in the Red Hands side which recaptured the Sam Maguire two years later.

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