Kelly quits Wee County

18 June 2017

Louth manager Colin Kelly.
©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

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."