Joe Quaid axed as Westmeath hurling boss despite winning Division 2A title and Kehoe Cup in 2019
Westmeath have confirmed their decision 'not to renew their association' with hurling manager Joe Quaid after just one year.
The former Limerick goalkeeper, who previously managed Kildare, guided Westmeath to a Kehoe Cup and a Division 2A success over Kerry this year, ensuring a return to Division 1 after a gap of 32 years.
Westmeath also reached the Joe McDonagh Cup final where they were defeated by Eddie Brennan's Laois before they were resoundingly beaten by Cork in their preliminary quarter-final clash in Mullingar seven days later.
A statement from the Westmeath County Board read: "Cumann Luthchleas Gael Iarmhí wish to confirm that we will not be renewing our association with Joe Quaid as Westmeath senior hurling manager for the forthcoming season. We would like to thank Joe for his massive commitment to our team this year and acknowledge the progress we made in winning the NHL Division 2A title. Westmeath also enjoyed a wonderful Joe McDonagh Cup campaign, reaching the final where we lost to Laois. Earlier in the season Westmeath captured the Keogh Cup title.
"Cumann Luthchleas Gael Iarmhí would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Joe Quaid’s backroom team and thank them for their work during the year. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Joe Quaid and all his management the very best in the future."