Kildare Ladies football manager, Alan Barry, has stepped down after completing a very successful one year term.
The Sarsfields man led Kildare to Leinster and All Ireland success this year after coming into the job at the last minute.
It has been a remarkable, if short, reign for Barry who nevertheless made a huge impact; his replacement will now face a huge task following in his footsteps.
A statement, issued by Michael Smyth, Chariman of Kildare LGFA stated “Alan Barry has stepped down as Kildare LGFA senior manager. We as a county from the very bottom of our hearts wish to thank Alan for his commitment to our senior team and steering them to winning the All Ireland Intermediate title.”
The statement concluded: “Alan left no stone unturned this year for our Ladies team. He brought a new level of professionalism to our organisation. We have gained a new friend in Alan and we wish him and his family the very best for the future.”