Kildare ladies manager steps down after taking just one training session

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Kildare ladies manager steps down after taking just one training session
21:34 Saturday 7th of January 2017

The Kildare ladies gaelic football are without a manager just three weeks before they are due to begin their National League campaign after William O'Sullivan stepped down from the role following the first meeting of the team in Hawkfield on Friday night.

The Kerry native was appointed to the role in December to take the place of All-Ireland winning manager Alan Barry, but he has made the decision to step away due to a lack of numbers at the first training session. O'Sullivan, who would have been travelling up from Kerry to take charge of the team, cited the lack of numbers as the reason behind his decision, and he then suggested that the Kildare LGFA should look towards appointing someone local to manage the side and oversee the development of the team.

There were just 15 players at the session on Friday night -O'Sullivan's first night in charge- and many of the players who were involved with last year's team have made the decision to step away from intercounty football.

The Kildare LGFA are now focusing on appointing a new manager and there is a chance that an interim manager may be installed until a more permanent successor is found. A planned training session will still go ahead in Hawkfield tomorrow morning at 9am as the girls gear towards the opening National Football League Division 2 encounter against Laois in three weeks time.

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