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Longford on hunt for new manager as Davis steps down after Meath defeat

Meath ran out 22-point winners in the game in Navan.

Longford boss Padraic Davis.
Longford boss Padraic Davis.
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LONGFORD BOSS PADRAIC Davis brought the curtain down on his reign as the county’s senior football boss after their Leinster championship defeat today.

Longford’s 2021 season ended when they lost out 4-22 to 0-12 against Meath at Páirc Tailteann in Navan in today’s quarter-final.

Davis, who has been at the helm for three campaigns, announced his decision to step down after the game.

The Longford GAA statement read:

“Padraic Davis has announced that he is stepping down as Manager.

“Longford GAA whilst disappointed, respect his decision and wish to thank him for all his efforts not alone over the past 3 years as Manager but previously as a selector and county player.

“Go raibh maith agat.”

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Longford ended up in a relegation play-off in Division 3 of the football league this year but survived after defeating Tipperary.

In their previous two championship campaigns under Davis, they lost in the qualifiers in 2019 to Tyrone while they made their 2020 exit in Leinster at the hands of Laois.

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