Laois confirm Sugrue's surprise departure

July 30, 2019

Laois manager John Sugrue. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Laois football boss John Sugrue has stepped down from his post after two seasons in charge.

The Kerry man led the O’Moore County to back-to-back promotions from Division 4 to Division 2 during his time at the helm, as well as a Leinster final appearance last summer.

His side also reached the fourth round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers in their past two campaigns and captured a Division 4 league crown after their promotion in 2018.

Laois county board released the following statement to confirm Sugrue’s departure this evening:

"Laois GAA football manager John Sugrue has announced his decision to step down from his position as senior football manager.

"Laois GAA wish to state their sincere thanks to John for his hard work, dedication and professionalism that he brought to this role.

"He has certainly left the panel in a better position to take the challenge to a new level under a new direction. Laois GAA wish John the very best of luck in whatever role he now chooses."

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