Qualter appointed new hurling manager

Galway native, Seamus Qualter, who previously managed Roscommon between 2009 and 2013, has been ratified as the new county senior hurling manager.

Qualter will take over the reins from Francis O’Halloran, who stepped down following Roscommon’s disastrous National Hurling League home defeat to Louth.

Former Sligo manager Daithí Hand, who managed Athleague last year, will be a coach, and Peter Galvin, who was part of Hand’s backroom team in Sligo, will be a selector.

Seamus Qualter knows Roscommon hurling very well and in addition to managing Roscommon four years he has also managed Athleague and Tremane in recent years, winning senior titles with both clubs in 2018 and 2021 respectively.

Roscommon Hurling Chairperson, Christy McDermott, confirmed the appointment earlier this week.

“I would like to welcome Seamus and his management team on board and I hope they will have great success and get the support of the players and Roscommon clubs,” he said.

The new management team won’t have too long to prepare for their first game, which is a trip to face Fermanagh on Sunday at 2 pm in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 3A.