Leitrim GAA have confirmed that Terry Hyland will remain on as manager of the county's senior football squad for 2021.

A management committee meeting on Monday evening stated that the Cavan native will be staying in charge for a third season.

The statement read: "Leitrim GAA wishes to thank Terry and his management team for the efforts they have made over the 2020 season, in what has proved a most challenging year, given the extraordinary set of circumstances that we have been through since last March.

"We are delighted to have secured the services of Terry and our outgoing management team and look forward to the continued progress of this group of players over the 2021 season." 

After guiding the Connacht side to promotion from Division 4 of the Allianz League in 2019, Hyland set about building on that progress in this calendar year. Life in what was a competitive third tier of the league began with a creditable draw away to Derry.

March saw the suspension of inter-county action because of the Covid-19 pandemic. When activity resumed in October, Leitrim, following on from number of players awaiting Covid tests, forfeited the Division 3 encounter away to Down due to a "lack of playing numbers available to travel." 

In their final league game, they lost at home to Tipperary, an outcome that saw them make a swift return to Division 4.

Despite a bright opening against Mayo in the Connacht SFC quarter-final, Leitrim went on to lose the Carrick-on-Shannon encounter by 11 points.