Hugh Donnelly steps down as Leitrim LGFA manager

Hughie Donnelly has stepped down as Leitrim women’s intermediate football manager after three years in charge.

The Tyrone native’s departure follows Leitrim’s weekend exit from the TG4 All-Ireland intermediate football championship group stages following their third consecutive loss.

Leitrim were beaten by Wexford by 3-10 to 2-11 which left them finishing bottom of Group A.

However, as provincial champions, they are exempt from any relegation play-off.

During Donnelly’s three seasons in charge, he led Leitrim to back-to-back Connacht titles (2021 & 2022) and a Division 4 league final last year.

In a statement released on Monday, Donnelly said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here with Leitrim ladies. I owe massive thanks to Aidan and PJ, along with the executive and county boards, for trusting me to rebuild the fortunes of the ladies senior team.

“We’ve now competed in a NFL league final, won back to back Connacht titles and reached the last 8 of the All Ireland intermediate championship in the space of 2 and half seasons. There is no reason that this success can’t continue.”