Kevin Ryan steps down as Offaly manager
By Cian O'Connell
Kevin Ryan has opted not to seek re-appointment as Offaly hurling manager for 2018.
Offaly GAA released a statement on Monday evening confirming Ryan's decision. “After eight months in charge of the Offaly senior hurlers I have decided to not seek re-appointment for 2018," Ryan commented.
"I feel my re-appointment would be divisive and make progress for Offaly hurling extremely difficult.
"I believe an Offaly person with traditionalist values would best fill the needs of the Senior hurlers and the hurling public."
Offaly retained their Allianz Hurling League Division 1B status before beating Westmeath in a Leinster SHC Quarter-Final.
The Faithful County subsequently suffered two heavy Championship defeats against Galway and Waterford.