GAA Manager News – Sligo’s Niall Carew departs the scene

GAA Manager News – Sligo are on the lookout for a new senior football manager after Niall Carew today announced that he was departing the position.

The Kildare man had been handed a fourth year in charge and was expected to be on the line in 2018, but he informed Yeats County GAA officials that he was leaving the role.

Carew has been at the helm since the start of the 2015 season with the Yeats County with work commitments cited as his reason to vacate the role.

In a statement released to the Irish Examiner, Carew explained his intentions.

“It is with regret that I announce my resignation as manager of Sligo’s senior football team after three seasons”.

“I have recently changed jobs and the demands would make it impossible for me to commit to Sligo in the manner I would deem necessary.

“I am extremely thankful to the county board, who gave me the green light to continue into a fourth season. I was looking forward to continuing the progress we had made but unfortunately the landscape changed in my professional life in the meantime,” he said.

In his opening year, they claimed a notable win in the Connacht semi-final against Roscommon before losing the final heavily to Mayo and exiting the championship in a Round 4B qualifier against Tyrone.

In 2016 they exited in Connacht at the hands of Roscommon before defeating Leitrim in the qualifiers and then losing out to Clare.

This year they failed to get out of Division 3 in the League and were knocked out of the province again by Mayo. Either side of that result they beat New York and Antrim, though their qualifier run ended against Meath.

Carew has been involved in inter-county football since 2010, when he was part of Kieran McGeeney’s backroom team, and he then went on to manage Waterford


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