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Kieran McGeeney draws a line under Kildare exit

Updated: Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 10:44 | Comments

Kieran McGeeney is ready to move on from his time at Kildare
Kieran McGeeney is ready to move on from his time at Kildare

The prospect of any potential players' strike in Kildare appears to have lifted after former manager Kieran McGeeney ruled out a return with the Lillywhites.

McGeeney was ousted after six years in charge of Kildare when a county board meeting was called to discus his future and put his reappointment to a vote. He lost out by 29 votes to 28.

The decision to remove the Armagh man was met by anger by the Kildare squad and they issued a statement calling for his return, hinting at potential further action.

However in a statement McGeeney closed the chapter on his time at Kildare and insisted that he wished to move on.

"In order to draw a line under the last few weeks I feel it is in the best interests of Kildare football to release a statement so everybody can move on and get things in place for next year.

"I would like to thank everybody who has helped me over the last few years."

"To the supporters it has been an absolute pleasure to be part of this journey over the last six years. Thank you for all your support both in the good days and the bad, your passion for football has been matched only by your generosity and kindness towards the whole Kildare county set up."

"Finally, I want to emphasise to all the players that it has been an honour to stand beside you and to work with you. Although we never got the silver ware we hoped for I know that it was not for the lack of effort or desire."

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