Galway boss Glennon steps down after two years in charge and two Connacht titles

GALWAY SENIOR LADIES are on the lookout for a new manager after Stephen Glennon stepped down from his position following two years in charge.

The news was confirmed in a lengthy statement this morning, in which he cited family, work and college commitments as some reasoning.

Glennon has brought the Tribeswomen on a huge amount during his tenure, delivering back-to-back Connacht titles since his appointment on a three-year term in November 2016.

This year, Galway were the only team to beat 2017 and 2018 TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin in competitive action, overcoming Mick Bohan’s charges in their round robin fixture in Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League.

Dublin edged them out by a single point after a late, late goal in the league semi-final and beat them convincingly at the same stage in the championship.

2018 Connacht champions Galway.

That said, it was a successful run under the watchful eye of Glennon as the Connacht Tribune sports journalist steered them to a first TG4 All-Ireland semi-final since 2014.

He also oversaw Galway to All-Ireland U21 glory last November.

Glennon, an experienced hurling manager most recently involved with Craughwell, penned a heartfelt parting statement, thanking all those who have supported him throughout the stint.

He had glowing words for players, management, family and others who helped him through the two years.

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🗞️ *NEWS*

🇱🇻 Stephen Glennon (@s_glennon) steps down as @GalwayLgfa senior team manager@ConnachtLGFA

🔗 Read Stephen's statement here:

— Ladies Football (@LadiesFootball) October 9, 2018

“After a great deal of consideration, it is with regret that I have decided not to continue for a third year as Galway senior ladies football manager,” it begins.

“It is a decision I have not come to lightly but, unfortunately, I am unable to give the role – and these magnificent bunch of players – the 100% commitment and dedication they deserve in 2019.

“This decision I cannot subscribe to any one reason but to many – family, work and college, among them.”

You can read the statement in full here.

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