Another Leinster county are on the look out for a new senior football manager

Jack Sheedy has resigned as Longford senior football boss.

Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

LONGFORD ARE THE latest Leinster county to be on the lookout for a new senior football manager.

Ex-Dublin star Jack Sheedy has resigned from his position and the news means both Longford and Laois in the eastern province are now on the hunt for a new boss.

The announcement was made on the Longford GAA website with the county’s executive committee having been informed of the development last night.

The reasons for Sheedy’s resignation were explained.

In his letter of resignation Jack noted the huge amount of time and commitment he had given to the role over the past 2 years which ultimately impacted on other areas of his life and for that reason Jack has decided to devote more time to his Family.

Longford GAA chiefs went on to pay tribute to Sheedy.

“Longford GAA’s Executive Committee thank Jack and his backroom team for their efforts over the past 2 years and wish them well in whatever role they decide to take up in the future.

Jack Sheedy celebrates with Barry Gilleran Jack Sheedy celebrates Longford's qualifier win over Clare with Barry Gilleran. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

“Jack had a successful first year with our U21’s and after a slow start at senior level brought Longford out of Division 4 this current year and have 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 backroom team and the many players who committed to County teams – both U21 & Senior over the course of his tenure.”

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