Jim McCorry quits as Down football manager
Published 20/08/2015 | 20:05
Jim McCorry has decided to end his tenure as Down football manager after a year in charge.
The Mourne men were promoted to Division One after a promising league campaign which saw them lose the Division Two decider to Roscommon.
It was a different story in the Championship as McCorry's side were beaten by a single point in their Ulster quarter-final by Derry and they suffered a shock defeat to Wexford in the qualifiers.
A statement from Down county board revealed that they had given McCorry their backing at meeting on Monday night but he decided to step down.
The statement read: "Members of the Down Executive Committee had met with Jim on Monday to reassure him that he had 100% support from both the Committee and the clubs in Down, and that Down GAA would not be found wanting in their support for Jim and the senior squad in 2016 and beyond."
"The Down board would like to place on record our thanks to Jim and his backroom team for their efforts and commitment shown to the footballers and their endeavours in taking the county from Division 2 back to Division 1 for next season."
McCorry joins a growing band of managers who have quit this summer. The list includes Brian McIver (Derry), Jack Sheehy (Longford), Tomas O’Flaharta (Laois), Tom Creedon (Tipperary), Brian Cuthbert (Cork) and John Evans (Roscommon).