Alan Mulholland has stepped down as Galway football manager after three years in charge.

The Tribesmen contested one Connacht final during Mulholland's time in charge, losing this year's decider by seven points to Mayo, and also reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals this summer.

They finished just above the relegation places in Division 2 of the Allianz Football League in 2013 and 2014.

Mulholland had been appointed to succeed Tomás Ó Flatharta on the back of leading Galway to minor glory in 2007 and the Under-21 title in 2011.

A statement from the Galway County Board said: "Alan Mulholland has decided not to exercise his option of another year as Galway Senior Football Manager for 2015.

"Alan has informed the County GAA Board that due to work and family commitments he will be unable to continue in his role as Senior Manager for the coming season.

"Alan’s contribution to Galway Football over the years has been both distinguished and significant.

"Alan was appointed Manager of the Galway Senior Football Team in 2011 and his policy of developing and nurturing young players on the Senior Team has created a solid foundation for the future."