Thursday 19 July 2018

Mattie McGleenan steps down as Cavan manager after two seasons in charge

13 May 2018; Cavan Manager Mattie McGleenan during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Preliminary Round match between Donegal and Cavan at Páirc MacCumhaill in Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
13 May 2018; Cavan Manager Mattie McGleenan during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Preliminary Round match between Donegal and Cavan at Páirc MacCumhaill in Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Mattie McGleenan has left his role as Cavan manager after his two-year term ended following a defeat in round four of the qualifiers.

The Tyrone native saw his charges go down to Mickey Harte's men in Enniskillen last Saturday, with Cavan failing to reach the last eight for the second consecutive year.

Cavan also lost their opening game in the Ulster championship in both seasons under McGleenan, before losing to Tipperary in round two of the qualifiers in 2017.

Cavan were relegated to Division 2 in McGleenan's first campaign but won promotion back to Division 1 in 2018.

In a statement, McGleenan wished to thank 'the county board under Chairman Gerry Brady and the officers for the opportunity to manage Cavan and for the continued support over the past two years. He wishes Cavan all the best in the future'.

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