Tomás Ó Flatharta

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Tomás Ó Flatharta
Personal information
SportGaelic football
Born County Kerry, Ireland
Inter-county management
YearsCounty
2005–2009
2010–2011
2013-2015
Westmeath
Galway
Laois

Tomás Ó Flatharta is a Gaelic football manager originally from County Kerry.

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Westmeath

He managed Westmeath from 2005 to 2009 where he succeeded Kerry legend Páidí Ó Sé. Ó Flatharta resigned as manager in July, 2009 after Westmeath were beaten in the qualifiers by neighbours Meath. [1]

Galway

In October 2010, he was confirmed as the new Galway manager to succeed Armagh legend Joe Kernan who resigned early in the summer after a poor season. [2] [3] In August 2011 the Galway county board decided to relieve him of his post after Galway had been relegated to Div 2 of the National Football League and failed to win a championship match. [4]

Laois

Following the departure of Justin McNulty Ó Flatharta was drafted in as favourite for the new Laois job. [5] [6] [7] In October, 2013 Ó Flatharta was confirmed as the Laois manager to replace Justin McNulty. [8] [9] He however stepped down from the job in July 2015 following their shocking exit against Antrim.

Playing career

Durling his playing days he played with his local An Ghaeltacht club and later with Dublin side Kilmacud Crokes with whom he was a member of the 1995 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship winning side.

Managerial honours

Westmeath

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References

  1. "Westmeath 1-05 Meath 1-15". RTÉ Sport. 2009-07-11. Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  2. "Ó Flatharta appointed to Tribesmen post". RTÉ Sport. 2010-10-07. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  3. "O'Flatharta gets Galway job". Breakingnews.ie. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  4. "Ousted Of O'Flatharta issues statement after Galway sacking". thescore.ie. 2011-08-06. Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  5. "Ó Flatharta set to become the Laois manager". RTÉ Sport. 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  6. "Laois opt for Flatharta as O'Grady linked with Treaty Job". Irish Independent. 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  7. "Tomás Ó Flatharta on verge of being named Laois manager". Irish Times. 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  8. "Tomás Ó Flatharta appointed Laois football manager". RTÉ Sport. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  9. "Cunningham closing in on new coach as Laois ratify Ó'Flatharta". Irish Independent. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
Preceded by
Páidí Ó Sé
Westmeath Senior Football Manager
2005–2009
Succeeded by
Brendan Hackett
Preceded by
Joe Kernan
Galway Senior Football Manager
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Alan Mulholland
Preceded by
Justin McNulty
Laois Senior Football Manager
2013-2015
Succeeded by
Mick Lillis