Paddy Carr resigns as Donegal manager

Donegal GAA have confirmed that Paddy Carr has stepped down as manager of Donegal with immediate effect.

In a brief statement issued by the County Board, Carr said: “Following a discussion with some senior members of the Donegal football team, I want to announce that I’m stepping away from the position of Donegal team Manager with immediate effect. I want nothing more than the best for Donegal and that will never change.”

Carr’s tenure lasted just five months and eight matches in charge – two in the McKenna Cup and six in the Allianz Football League.

Donegal are set to be relegated to Division 2 this weekend barring an unlikely series of results in the final round of matches.

Local media outlets in Donegal were reporting on Wednesday evening that Carr’s backroom team, Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley, would take temporary charge of the team for Sunday’s concluding Division 1 match against Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park.

A special sitting of the Donegal County Board is due to take place this Thursday evening to address recent media coverage of the Donegal Academy fallout.

However, Carr’s departure as senior team manager is expected to be raised at the meeting.