Galway WFC have confirmed that manager Billy Clery has resigned "due to family commitments".

Clery departs the Women's National League side along with first-team coach Dave Bell, bringing an end to a spell in charge that began in 2017.

Galway are fifth in the table after six games, with two wins and a draw, six points adrift of the top four. Their next fixture comes against Athlone Town on Saturday.

"Galway WFC has regrettably accepted manager Billy Clery's decision to resign as first-team manager," the club said, paying tribute to his "distinguished service" during his period in charge.

The club also praised the outgoing Bell, saying that they were indebted to him for the "coaching wisdom he has passed on to players and staff".

They added that "the board will meet in the coming days to appoint a new manager".

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