2018 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship winning manager steps down from Limerick role

John Ryan has chosen to step down as manager of the Limerick ladies football team at the end of the 2019 season.

During his two-year spell at the helm, John presided over a TG4 All-Ireland Junior title, as well as appearances in the Lidl National Football League Division 4 semi-finals in both 2018 and 2019.

Limerick LGFA wish to thank John for his service, for the tireless work put in by both him, his management team and the players, and for being part of the amazing year in sport that was Limerick 2018.

His work as a manager, and as an ambassador for the game, went above and beyond anything that could have been asked of him, and it is with regret that we have decided to accept his resignation.

We wish John the best of luck in his future endeavours.

Dawn Hennessey

Chairperson Limerick LGF

Text of John’s letter below:

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to you regarding my position as Limerick Ladies Football Manager. I have decided that I am stepping down from the position due to work and family commitments.
It has been an exceptional two years. I have worked with great people.

Firstly I would like to thank the players for their hard work and commitment. To a fantastic captain in Cathy Mee, a great leader. To the players committee, for their professionalism and high standards that they set over the two years.

To the management team of Liam O’Connell, Paul Butler, Pakie O’Gorman, Mary O’Mahony, Aideen Fitzpatrick, Darragh Kennedy, Kate Lynch and Aidan McMahon. I would like to Thank you all for your dedication, hard work and professionalism. Thanks to Jim Moran and Debbie Carrol for the fantastic year in 2018. Also a thank you to Seamus O’Donnell and Liam Kearns for their continuous support.

To our fantastic sponsors, The Woodlands House Hotel. Thank you to the Fitzgerald Family for their generosity and hospitality over the last two years.

To all the media, for their fantastic coverage of our games and promoting Ladies Football in the County.

To the County Board, thanks for their backing and support over the two years.

To the Limerick Supporters, who were the 16th player in Croke Park 2018.

To the Ladies Football Clubs within the County, to keep up the hard work at underage and senior level.

Best of Luck to the Panel and management going forward with their Club Championships.

Yours in Sport,
John Ryan

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