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Pete McGrath has stepped down as Louth manager.
Pete McGrath has stepped down as Louth manager.

McGrath steps down as Louth manager

Louth GAA has confirmed that Pete McGrath has stepped down as manager of their senior team.

Following relegation from Division Two of the Allianz Football League Louth lost to Carlow in the Leinster Championship before beating London in a Round One Qualifier at McGovern Park in Ruislip.

Leitrim, though, proved too strong for Louth in Round Two and McGrat, who steered his native Down to two All Ireland titles, has opted not to continue in the role.

"Following on from discussions with our Senior Football Manager, we wish to confirm that Pete McGrath has decided to step down from the position of manager of the Louth Senior Football Team," a Louth statement said.

"Louth GAA would like to place on record our appreciation to Pete and his backroom team for all their efforts and commitment with our Senior Squad this year.

"Pete has a great enthusiasm for the game and Louth GAA enjoyed a positive working relationship with him and his Management team.

"We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours."

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