All-Ireland ladies football champions Meath are in search of a new manager as Davy Nelson has stepped down after just eight months in charge.

Nelson, who succeeded back-to-back All-Ireland winning manager Eamonn Murray in the post late last year, has presided over a patchy campaign thus far with just one league win in seven and a Leinster final loss to Dublin last weekend.

Meath LGFA released a statement this evening, confirming news of his departure.

"With regret Meath LGFA announce that the county senior management will not be taking the team forward to the TG4 All-Ireland Series Group B games against Waterford and Donegal.

"The county board wish to place on record our sincere gratitude to manager Davy Nelson, head coach Mark Brennan and the entire coaching and backroom team for their commitment and work during the 2023 season."

The experienced Nelson previously guided Navan O'Mahony's to four Meath SFC title, also winning a senior Monaghan title with Latton O'Reilly's.

Under Nelson's predecessor Murray, Meath jumped from intermediate level to back-to-back All-Ireland senior champions in the past two years.