Armagh Ladies manager Shane McCormack has stood down from his position after one season in charge.
McCormack joined Ronan Murphy’s management team in 2021 before taking over the role once Murphy stepped aside at the end of last season.
The former Kildare goalkeeper guided the Orchard Ladies to a Division Two National League title this season. They will play at the top level in 2024.
Armagh raced through the league unbeaten and displayed their talents against Laois in the showpiece.
The championship wasn’t as successful however. Armagh loosened their grip on the Ulster title, losing to Donegal in the decider.
The four in a row chasers just came up short in the end. A late Donegal goal made all the difference.
Armagh did bounce back from that setback to qualify for the last eight of the All-Ireland Senior Championship,
Wins over both Laois and Mayo in the All-Ireland group stages sent McCormack’s ladies through to the quarter-finals.
They came up against Cork and minus the injured Aimee Mackin, Armagh lost out by two points in the end.
In a statement released by Armagh LGFA today confirming the news, McCormack said: “Due to travel demands and work commitments; I have made the tough decision to step away as manager.
“I am and always will be very proud of qualifying for Division One football and winning two Ulster titles in my time in Armagh. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Armagh and have made great friends and connections.
“I would like to thank my management team, the players, our FLO’s, the Armagh County Board, physios, and masseuses for all the selfless work they did to ensure every need was catered for.”
With the club championships just around the corner, it’s likely the search for a new boss will begin as soon as possible.