Terry Hyland has left his function as Leitrim GAA senior soccer supervisor after Sunday’s 24-point defeat to Mayo within the Connacht Senior Football Championship semi-final, the county board has introduced.
The Cavan native spent three years within the job and introduced Leitrim to Croke Park for the primary time since 2006 in his first yr.
He bought the aspect promoted to Division Three of the National Football League within the course of however his aspect solely managed to win as soon as in Championship soccer – by no means profitable a provincial tie.
His aspect appeared worlds aside towards the reigning Connacht champions and All-Ireland finalists on Sunday.
In a statement, the county board expressed their gratitude to Terry and his backroom workers for his or her three years accountable for the aspect.
“Leitrim GAA has been informed by Senior Team Manager Terry Hyland that he has decided to step down from the role,” the assertion learn.
“We want to categorical our everlasting gratitude to Terry and his complete backroom workforce, for the skilled, wholehearted, and energetic method wherein they’ve carried out their respective duties to the workforce and all related to it over the previous three seasons.
“In his first yr in cost, Terry oversaw the Allianz League promotion to Division 3 in 2019 and a uncommon look in a Croke Park Final which gave Leitrim GAA, its gamers, and supporters the most important elevate because the days of 1994.
“Over what has been probably the most troublesome sixteen months in dwelling reminiscence because the onset of the Covid pandemic, Terry and his administration workforce managed to navigate our gamers by way of troublesome instances for all involved, whereas at all times respecting and abiding by the assorted ranges of restrictions that we have now skilled throughout these unprecedented instances. Progress was inevitably affected by the large disruptions that this precipitated to all concerned.
“Leitrim GAA is massively appreciative and pleased with its affiliation with Terry and his skilled and sensible method of coping with each the board and its gamers over his three seasons in cost. We recognize his many sacrifices on our behalf.
“Indeed his contribution to the actions of Leitrim GAA went approach past these anticipated from a Senior Team Manager, notably through the course of the pandemic. We might be at all times grateful for his very constructive efforts with us and the wealth of expertise he dropped at the function of Leitrim Senior Team Manager. We want Terry the perfect of luck sooner or later.
“We wish to also acknowledge the excellent contributions of Jason O Reilly, Gary Donohoe, Padraig McGourty, Kevin Downes, Padraig Dolan, Damien Eames, Colin McCabe, Shane Bohan, Fergal Wynne, Alan Loftus, and Ronan O Rourke as the various members of Terry’s backroom team over the past three years, while not forgetting the unsung heroes Leo Duignan, Kevin Lee and Brian Blake.”
Hyland is the fourth managerial casualty of the yr in inter-county Gaelic soccer, with Padriac Davis, Mike Quirke and Paddy Tally all vacating their posts beforehand.
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