Kerry ladies manager steps down

April 06, 2018

Graham Shine.
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Graham Shine has stepped down as Kerry ladies football manager following their relegation from Division 1 of the National League.

A six-point home defeat to Westmeath last Sunday confirmed the Kingdom's demotion with a round still to play against All-Ireland champions Dublin.

Shine was in his second season as manager, having guided the team to a Munster senior title and All-Ireland semi-final appearance in 2017.

"After a meeting with management and senior players tonight (Wednesday), Graham Shine has informed Kerry LGFA that he is stepping down," a statement from Kerry LGFA read.

"He felt that with his new business and family commitments he could not give 100 per cent to the girls and he felt that this was unfair on them.

"Graham wished the team the very best for the future. Kerry LGFA would like to thank Graham Shine for his commitment to Kerry Ladies Football over the last number of years.

"His record of winning two Munster and two All Ireland titles at U16 level as well as winning the Munster Senior Championship and reaching an All-Ireland semi final in 2017 are a testament to his abilities as a manager.

"Kerry LGFA will put in place an intern management for this Saturday's Lidl National Football game when Kerry travel to play Dublin."

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