BY CHRIS MCNULTY
LIAM Bradley, the former Antrim manager, will take charge of Malin this year, in what is a major coup by the Inishowen club.
The Connolly Park residents retained their place in Division 1 of the All-County League last year and also compete in the Donegal Senior Football Championship. Malin reached the semi-finals of the SFC for the first time ever in 2013, losing out to Killybegs.
Bradley takes over from Terence Colhoun, who had three years at the helm.
The Glenullin man, better known as ‘Baker’, had two spells as the Antrim manager. He famously guided the Saffrons to the 2009 Ulster final, shocking Donegal in Ballybofey along the way, in his first year in charge.
He departed in 2012, but returned for the 2014 campaign. Antrim lost to Donegal in the Ulster semi-final before being beaten by Limerick in the qualifiers and Bradley resigned in September.
Bradley has had spells as manager of Glenullin, Claudy and Banagher.
He is the father of Paddy and Eoin Bradley. Last year, Paddy Bradley was part of Kevin Cassidy’s backroom team in Gaoth Dobhair.
Malin have been in the Donegal SFC since 2004. Their squad contains 2012 All-Ireland winner Declan Walsh and Stephen McLaughlin who was a member of the Donegal squad that reached last year’s All-Ireland final.
Meanwhile, Michael Molloy has been confirmed as Kilcar’s new manager, 16 years after his last stint in charge at Towney. With Rory Gallagher leaving the post to become the new Donegal manager, Kilcar man Molloy will fill the void.
John McNulty had been joint manager with Gallagher and he continues as the club’s under-21 boss.