Friday 28 April 2017

Sheedy leaves Longford role

Jack Sheedy will not be returning for a third campaign as Longford footballers manager
Jack Sheedy will not be returning for a third campaign as Longford footballers manager
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Jack Sheedy has stepped down as manager of the Longford footballers, the county board have confirmed.

The former Dublin footballer served two years with the midlanders and had been thought to be keen on extending that stay but a meeting of the county's executive was told on Tuesday night that he would not be returning for a third campaign.

A statement from the midlanders confirmed that Sheedy had stepped down to "devote more time to his family".

"Longford GAA's Executive Committee thank Jack and his back-room team for their efforts over the past two years and wish them well in whatever role they decide to take up in the future.

"Jack had a successful first year with our U-21's and after a slow start at senior level brought Longford out of Division 4 this current year and has given us our longest run in the Qualifiers in a number of years.

"Jack successfully moulded a number of players to senior ranks following on from the retirement of a number of vastly experienced players.

"Once again Longford GAA wish to thank Jack, his back-room team and the many players who committed to County teams - both U-21 and senior over the course of his tenure."

Irish Independent

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