Gregory O’Kane quits as Antrim selector

Dunloy clubman O’Kane announced his decision to depart from the Safrons backroom team.

Gregory O’Kane has announced he is to quit as selector for the Antrim senior hurling team. O’Kane has stated that he cannot commit his time to the position. This recent exit is another blow to the Antrim side as well as the departure’s of Loughgiel’s All-Ireland stars Johnny Campbell and Joey Scullion

Antrim manager Jerry Wallace has since stated that he is not seeking to replace O’Kane amidst rumours that Jim Nelson has been touted as a possible replacement. In an interview with the Irish news Wallace said “I know there’s a name already being bandied around but I’m not; I’m going to hold tough at the moment.

“We’re going quite well, there’s a good training group, everything is good in the camp, the players are all involved.

“With Gregory stepping away, everyone is wondering are there problems in our camp. I could dispel those [rumours].

“The players are a happy bunch of players. They’re looking forward to the match against Westmeath on the 19th, as I am. We’ll move on.”


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