McGleenan steps down as Cavan manager

Mattie McGleenan has stepped down as manager of the Cavan senior footballers just four months after winning promotion.

Cavan county board announced late on Wednesday night, McGleenan was stepping down with immediate effect, bringing the curtain down on his two-year reign.

McGleenan over saw Cavan’s return to the Allianz league division one having drawn with Clare and registering victories wins over Louth, Meath, Cork, Down and Tipperary.

Roscommon however twice got the better of Cavan in the national league, including the division two final, with Donegal ending Cavan’s Ulster championship in the first round.

Cavan then defeated Wicklow and Down before losing out to Tyrone in round three of the All-Ireland Qualifiers.

In a statement issued by Cavan county board it stated,

Mattie would like to sincerely thank his backroom team and all who helped over the two seasons, Lorcan Martin, Aidan McCabe, Finbar O’Reilly, Jimmy Higgins, Eoin Maguire, Tom Gribben, Peter Walsh, Martin McGovern, Patricia O’Reilly, Plunkett McCallan, John O’Connor, Hugh Donnelly, Declan Coyle, Ollie Martin, Brian Henry, Adrian McKiernan, Niall McKiernan and the late Dominic Earley.

Mattie also thanks the medical team of Dr Philip Carolan, Simon Gaffney, Eamonn O’Reilly and Brendan Sherry.

Mattie would like to thank the county board under Chairman Gerry Brady and the officers for the opportunity to manage Cavan and for the continued support over the past two years. He wishes Cavan all the best in the future.

Cavan GAA would like to put on record their appreciation and gratitude for the huge commitment and effort Mattie and his management have given to Cavan football.

Mattie has an infectious positivity and was always a pleasure to work with. We wish Mattie and his family every success in the future.