Terry Hyland steps down as Leitrim GAA boss

Terry Hyland has stepped down as Leitrim senior football manager.

His departure wasn’t unexpected – and was confirmed in a statement by Leitrim GAA on Thursday afternoon.

Hyland was in charge for three years.

His best year was his first – where he guided Leitrim to promotion from Division 4 and a national league final appearance at Croke Park in 2019

However, a range of factors, including the pandemic, appeared to slow Leitrim’s progress in subsequent seasons and Leitrim were relegated back down to the bottom tier of football last year.

They lost all three league games in Division 4 North this season – and were walloped by Mayo in the Connacht semi-final in Castlebar on a final scoreline of 5-20 to 0-11.

The search for a new manager begins as Leitrim GAA prepares to make the draws for the 2021 GAA Club Championships later on Thursday.

Ocean FM analyst Martin McGowan spoke to Austin O’Callaghan bout Hyland’s decision to step away.