Maurice McLaughlin was officially confirmed as Fermanagh U20 manager last week and the Belleek man is looking forward to getting started.

McLaughlin is the current Fermanagh minor manager and led the side to a fine victory over Down in their Ulster Championship quarter final on Sunday. Indeed, he feels that there is a lot of talent coming through in Fermanagh football at present.

“It’s a great evening for me to talk about this new role coming on the back of the minor’s win today and I look forward to doing the two for a while yet,” said McLaughlin following the minors game at Brewster Park.

“Myself and the management are really looking forward to getting our teeth stuck into this. I think the minors showed the talent there is in Fermanagh football and there is obviously a core of the Hogan Cup winning team in the U20s. I really think that if we can repeat the culture that we have with the minors there will be nothing but good days ahead for Fermanagh,” he added.

McLaughlin has put together a strong management team with Mark McHugh, Gerard O’Brien and Colm Bradley stepping up with him from the minor set up while Ryan Jones will come on board as Strength and Conditioning coach.

“I think the secret to success in anything is surrounding yourself with really strong people and this is a really strong management team, there is no doubt about it. We have people bringing various different skill sets to the table and I suppose it is my job to empower each and every one of them and get the best out of each member of the management team which in turn will get the best out of this squad,” he stated.