Yesterday's All-Ireland SFC qualifier defeat to Longford has signalled the end of Colin Kelly's three year tenure as Louth senior football manager.
Despite having guided the Wee County to back-to-back promotions in the Allianz FL and the prospect of Division 2 football next year, Kelly has called it a day.
His decision comes in the wake of a disappointing championship campaign in which they exited the Leinster SFC at the quarter-final stage to neighbours Meath before this weekend's disappointing 1-10 to 2-15 loss on home soil.
In a statement released today, Kelly explained: "After three years as manager of the Louth senior football team I have decided not to seek an extension to my time in charge.
"I believe the time is right for someone else to take a fresh approach with a talented and committed group of players.
"Our Championship ended on a disappointing note, but the players achieved progress with back to back promotions taking the county to Division Two."
Colin Kelly will not seek another term as Louth Senior Football Manager pic.twitter.com/O8pth0hXeM- Louth GAA (@louthgaa) June 18, 2017