04 Jul 2022

Leitrim's Derry clash fixed for Celtic Park as Oak Leaf Ladies manager steps down

Leitrim's Derry clash fixed for Celtic Park as Oak Leaf Ladies manager steps down

Leitrim's Roisin Fowley in action against Fermanagh last Sunday Picture: Willie Donnellan

Leitrim Ladies will make the long journey to Derry's Celtic Park after their Lidl Ladies Division 4 A clash with the Oak Leaf County women was fixed for the famed venue on Thursday.

However, the home side will be without a manager after the Derry LGFA announced on Thursday morning that Odhran McNeilly had stepped down as manager of the Derry Senior Ladies squad. Derry had lost their opening round game against Antrim last Sunday by 2-16 to 1-8.

In a statement on their Facebook page, Derry LGFA said "Derry Ladies Gaelic Football confirm this morning that Odhran McNeilly has formally stepped down from his position as Derry Senior Ladies Team manager. Odhran and his head coach Benny Marron confirmed to the girls on Tuesday evening that they had made the decision to step down from their roles with immediate effect.

Odhran confirmed; "This was a very difficult decision for me, one that Benny and myself have agonised over during the past few weeks"

Derry LGFA wish to thank Odhran and Benny for their massive contribution to Derry Ladies football during their tenure over the last 12 months as Derry Senior Team Management, we wish them both every success in their future endeavours.

An Interim manager will now be appointed to take over the reins for this Sunday’s Lidl NFL Round 2 game against Leitrim in Celtic Park at 2pm, while the search commences to recruit a permanent replacement."

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