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Maurice Horan steps down as Limerick senior football manager

Updated: Friday, 05 Jul 2013 16:29 | Comments

Maurice Horan will be disappointed that his time in charge ended rather tamely
Maurice Horan will be disappointed that his time in charge ended rather tamely

Maurice Horan has stepped down as manager of the Limerick senior footballers after three years in charge.

Horan made his decision in the aftermath of Limerick’s All-Ireland Qualifier defeat to Longford last week. That reverse came after a disappointing loss to Cork in this year’s Munster Championship.

Earlier in the spring the Ballinrobe native oversaw the Treatymen’s promotion from Division 4 of the Allianz League.

In 2011, he guided the side to an All-Ireland quarter-final spot, while last year saw defeat after extra time against Kildare in Round 4 of the Qualifiers. 

"Hopefully this group, or some future group, will achieve the elusive Munster title in the very near future" - Maurice Horan

Horan said: “I would particularly like to thank those people who worked in my management teams, as selectors, physios, medics, coaches, statisticians, equipment managers and the various other roles that are part and parcel of modern-day management.

“It would be remiss of me not to mention Joe Lee, Newcastlewest, who has been a selector for the full three years, and who has contributed enormously.

“I would also like to thank my family and friends who supported me during three very enjoyable years, most notably my wife Brid, who has been extremely patient and understanding.

“Finally, I want to thank the players. They have given so much in their desire to bring Limerick
football to the top.

“They enjoyed great days – such as the 2011 win over Wexford, and the historic Croke Park appearance – and I hope they will look back on their period in their footballing careers with fondness. Many of them have given distinguished service to the Limerick jersey.

“Hopefully this group, or some future group, will achieve the elusive Munster title in the very near future.”

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