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O'Shea steps down from Kingdom post

Updated: Friday, 17 Oct 2008 11:10

Pat O'Shea delivered the 2007 All-Ireland title to his native county
Pat O'Shea delivered the 2007 All-Ireland title to his native county

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Pat O'Shea has stepped down as Kerry senior football manager, and has cited personal reasons and work commitments for his decision.

The Dr Crokes clubman brings to an end a two-year reign that delivered one All-Ireland title in 2007.

Speculation has been building about his future since Kerry's All-Ireland final defeat to Tyrone, a loss which denied the Kingdom their first three in-a-row since the mid 1980s.

Kerry County Board chairman Jerome Conway said he regretted O'Shea's decision to step down, but said that he understood and respected it.

Conway also wished O'Shea well in the future.

The names of Jack O'Connor, Liam Kearns, Sean Geaney and Eoin Liston have already been linked with the vacant position.

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