Sean Finnegan has released a statement announcing his decision to step down as Kildare LGFA Manager. In a statement released by the Kildare County Board and the former manager, the Kildare County Board was informed on Monday of Finnegan's decision to step away from the Kildare Ladies Football team.
"At a meeting tonight, Monday, I informed the Kildare LGFA County Board that I will not be continuing in my role as the Manager of the Kildare Ladies Football team for 2023.
This decision has only been taken by me this evening and was a very difficult one for me to make.
A number of weeks ago I was approached by my friend and Army colleague of over 40 years Kevin McStay and he asked would I join his management team for the Mayo County Manager position. I had previously been involved with Kevin in the Roscommon team from 2016-2018. Tonight, he was formally appointed to this position, and I have taken the decision to join him in this journey.
As a passionate Mayo man, I have always wanted to become involved with my own County and so this opportunity was one I could not pass up.
I am very sad to be leaving this team, I really enjoyed getting to know and work closely with the group. I firmly believe that they will achieve great success in the years
Wonderful work has been done at Club and County level for the last number of years and the recent results at U-14, U-16, and Minor, shows that the future is indeed bright. This work needs though to be continued and supported by the Board to ensure that it develops and makes Kildare Ladies a future powerhouse of Ladies Football.
Finally, I would like to wish the Kildare players, the County Board, and my successor the very best of Luck in the season ahead, I will be following you with close Interest."