Ciarán Comerford has stepped down as Roscommon hurling team manager.
Ciarán Comerford has stepped down as Roscommon hurling team manager. 

Ciarán Comerford steps down as Roscommon hurling manager

Roscommon GAA wishes to confirm that Ciarán Comerford has stepped down from his position as the Roscommon Senior Hurling Team Manager.

Ciarán was in his final year at the helm of the senior team, but rather than complete the season when intercounty training resumes in September, he has brought the decision forward to facilitate a smooth transition into next year.

The former Laois and Borris-Kilcotton player has been a very popular manager here in Roscommon since his appointment back in November 2017.

Speaking after the announcement Roscommon Hurling Board Chairman Christy McDermott said: “I’d like to thank Ciarán for his efforts over the past two and half years with the Roscommon team. I fully respect the decision he has made, as the Christy Ring Competition will not now commence until much later in the year. Ciarán feels this is a more appropriate time to step down as it allows a new manager to prepare for the Christy Ring Cup and the new season which will follow on so closely. We had some good days including our winning of the Division 3 A National League last year. For those, we thank you Ciarán”.

A recruitment process for a new Hurling manager is now starting and we hope to have a new manager in place towards the end of July.