Corey resigns as Sligo boss after less than a year in charge

August 03, 2018

Cathal Corey stands with the Sligo players.
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Cathal Corey has resigned as Sligo senior football manager after less than a year in charge.

The Tyrone native, who was only appointed to the role in October 2017, helped the Yeats County retain their place in Division 3 of the National League for another season. Sligo safely negotiated a tricky Connacht SFC opener away to London, however, defeats to Galway and Armagh saw their 2018 championship campaign come to a disappointing end.

Sligo GAA confirmed Corey's departure in a statement released on its website this morning, with county board chairman Joe Taaffe thanking him for all his efforts:

"Sligo County Board wish to announce that their Senior Football Team Manager Cathal Corey has notified them of his decision to resign from his role.

"Cathal a native of Kildress in Co.Tyrone took over the role last October tasked with retaining Sligo's Division 3 status,winning their 'away' fixture in London in the Connaught Championship and bringing through new young players to the Senior set up.

"All of these objectives were achieved however the demands of the role allied to new work commitments in his own business have resulted in his decision to resign from the position.

"Chairman of the County Board Joe Taaffe in accepting his decision wished to thank Cathal for his efforts over the past season and acknowledged the successes that he achieved with his backroom team in a very challenging transitional time for the Senior team.

"He went on to wish Cathal all the very best in the future both in a football context and with his business.

"He went on to say that the Co Board will be seeking to appoint a new Manager by the end of August."

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