Slaughtneil have appointed a new senior football management team ahead of the 2019 season.

Pat 'Tad' Cassidy and Paddy Flynn have teamed up with Eglish duo Kevin Hughes and Lorcan Martin, the club have confirmed.

They were appointed ahead of the outgoing management team, led by Colin McEldowney.

Cassidy, father of senior player Padraig, and Flynn were heavily involved in underage coaching and helped steer the Emmet's to the 2013 U21 championship.

'Tad' trained the seniors in the 2002 and 2003 seasons under manager Eugene Kelly and formed part of the club's last in house management team in 1999.

Flynn, was also part of Mickey Moran's management team at Emmet Park.

Hughes and Martin complete the management team.

Last season Martin trained the Cavan senior team under Mattie McGleenan.

He was the strength and conditioning coach under Peter Canavan and Fergal Logan when Tyrone won the 2015 All-Ireland U21 championship.

It will be the Emmet's fourth management team in place during 2018.

Four time championship winning manager Mickey Moran stepped down after their defeat to Nemo Rangers and was replaced by Terence McWilliams for the 2018 season.

When the Kilrea man was sacked midway through the season, following an unbeaten run of games, Colin McEldowney - a member of McWilliams' management team - took over.

Slaughtneil were bidding for five Derry championships in a row, but were beaten in a quarter-final replay by eventual champions Coleraine courtesy of a late Liam McGoldrick point.

The Emmet's have reappointed Michael McShane for a fifth season to take charge of the club's senior hurlers.  The Ballycastle clubman won four Derry and two Ulster championships during his stint.  He was linked with the Antrim manager post, but chose not to put himself contention.

McShane has yet to assemble a new Slaughtneil management team, after trainer Cormac Donnelly - also from Ballycastle - stepped away, along with selectors Joe McCloskey and Dermot Doherty.

Elsewhere, Banagher will again have Enda Muldoon and Declan 'Honda' Mullan at the helm after the duo led them to intermediate glory and back into senior football.

Loup will have a management team made up of  UUJ Gaelic Games coordinator Paul Rouse and Audi Kelly, who was joint manager of Moy's All-Ireland intermediate championship winning team.

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