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Kevin McStay has stepped down as Roscommon football team manager. 

Roscommon manager Kevin McStay.

McStay steps down as Roscommon manager

Kevin McStay has stepped down as Roscommon football team manager after three years in charge.

McStay, who led Roscommon to the 2017 Connacht title, was asked by the Roscommon County Board to stay on for another two years, but he believes he has brought the team as far as he can.

In a statement released today McStay said: “Having considered the many factors involved in managing a county football squad, and unable to resolve enough of those factors to my satisfaction, I have decided that a change in management should take place immediately.

“I feel I have brought the team as far as I can at this stage and a new voice and direction is now required. The handover to the next management group will be orderly and without fuss.

“Winning the 2017 Connacht Final will always remain the happiest day of my sporting life. The joy, satisfaction and fun it provided to us all - players, parents, management, officials and supporters, is something I will cherish forever. The mayhem and madness of those few days will always be a warm memory.

“I want to sincerely thank all of the players I’ve dealt with these last three years. I wish them well; they have given so much in their efforts to represent Roscommon, both on and off the field.”

Roscommon County Board Chairman, Seamus Sweeney, has said he “reluctantly accepted” McStay’s resignation, and thanked him for “his dedication and commitment to Roscommon GAA over the last three years.”

The full statements of McStay and Sweeney can be read here on Roscommon GAA’s website.

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