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Cavan on hunt for new senior football manager after departure of Hyland

Cavan were knocked out of the All-Ireland qualifiers by Derry recently.

Terry Hyland Terry Hyland has stepped down as Cavan manager Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

CAVAN MANAGER TERRY Hyland has stepped down from his position in the Breffni County after being in charge since April 2012.

Hyland confirmed the decision this evening when speaking to Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1.

Cavan exited the All-Ireland football championship at the qualifier stage recently at the hands of Derry in Round 3A.

It had been a progressive season as Cavan clinched promotion to Division 1 of the Allianz football league and they were knocked out of the Ulster championship at the hands of eventual champions Tyrone after a semi-final replay.

“Cavan has come on a lot in the last four-and-a-half years,” Hyland told RTÉ Radio One.

“We went from just been a kick of the ball way from been in Division 4 to now been in Division 1. The graph has been rising for the players.

“Part of the strategy with the county board when we sat down with them at start was to make sure that we brought groups of players through at a time and blended them in with the existing panels.

“That has proved successful during my term and it’s important that Cavan keep doing that. I think other counties have now adopted the same scenario.”

Before his four-and-a-half-year spell as Cavan boss, Hyland had steered the county to successive Ulster U21 football titles.

Terry Hyland dejected with Cian Mackey A dejected Terry Hyland with Cian Mackey after Cavan's All-Ireland football championship exit Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

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