Tuesday 23 October 2018

Maurice Horan steps down as Limerick football manager

Maurice Horan has stepped down as Limerick's senior football manager after three years at the helm of the Treaty County.

Limerick were beaten by Longford last weekend in the qualifiers having lost heavily to Cork in the Munster Championship.

Horan did help Limerick to promotion from Division Four this year and in 2011 guided the team to the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

“I would particularly like to thank those people who worked in my management teams, as selectors, physios, medics, coaches, statisticians, equipment managers and the various other roles that are part and parcel of modern-day management," the Ballinrobe native said.

“It would be remiss of me not to mention Joe Lee, Newcastlewest, who has been a selector for the full three years, and who has contributed enormously.

“I would also like to thank my family and friends who supported me during three very enjoyable years, most notably my wife Brid, who has been extremely patient and understanding.

“Finally, I want to thank the players. They have given so much in their desire to bring Limerick

football to the top.

“They enjoyed great days – such as the 2011 win over Wexford, and the historic Croke Park appearance – and I hope they will look back on their period in their footballing careers with fondness. Many of them have given distinguished service to the Limerick jersey.

“Hopefully this group, or some future group, will achieve the elusive Munster title in the very near future.”

Online Editors

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Also in this section