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Eamonn Burns leaves Down GAA

Down manager Eamonn Burns is leaving his post after three years

Down GAA last night confirmed that senior football manager Eamonn Burns (pictured above) has announced his decision to step down from the position. The Bryansford clubman had been in charge for three years, with his final game being the qualifier defeat to Cavan last month.

The highlight of his time at the helm, which got off to a most inauspicious start with 14 consecutive defeats, was certainly the county’s run to the 2017 Ulster final, where they were beaten by Tyrone.

Sean Rooney, chairman of Down GAA, paid a handsome tribute to Burns saying that he: “Worked diligently to bring the county team forward, and did so with admirable pride and dignity.

“We are indebted to him for the time and effort he gave over three seasons and I would wish to place on record our gratitude to him and his management team. Eamonn was very honourable at all times working tirelessly in pursuit of progress and success and he retains a great desire to see Down re-emerge as a force in football.

“We would also like to thank the members of his management and backroom teams, in particular Cathal Murray, Aidan Brannigan, Neil Collins, Gerard Colgan and Gearóid Adams”

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