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Monaghan native takes the reins at Urney

MONAGHAN native Dougie Corbett has been tasked with managing Urney for the forthcoming season, and he admits it’s a help that he’s already acquainted with some of the players through his line of work.

A soldier based in Finner Camp near Ballyshannon in Donegal, he counts among his colleagues a number of Urney players, so he says he already has an affinity with the Clady-based club.

Corbett, who has managed Donegal clubs Naomh Colmcille and Naomh Brid in the last few seasons, says that’s made things a little bit easier for him with collective training barred at the moment.

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“We have no choice but to wait and see what happens with Covid, so it’s tricky alright for a new manager.

“The plus side from my perspective is that I’ve had an affinity with Urney for years now because I know a few of them through the army – the likes of Fergal McNulty, Ronan Rafferty and Chris Bogle. It’s a wee help but looking at the results last year it’ll take a bit of work.”

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