Whelan steps down from Vin’s post

02 April 2008
Mickey Whelan has stepped down as St. Vincent’s manager - a fortnight after leading the Marino outfit to All-Ireland club football success.

The former Dublin boss has decided to call time on his reign after leading the Dublin club to county, Leinster and All-Ireland success in recent months.
Explaining his decision, he said: "It’s time for a new voice.

"I took over the under 21 team four years ago and many of them played against Nemo Rangers in the All-Ireland final. That was a great way for me to finish off my management at the club.

"Now it’s time for another member of my backroom team to take over or someone else if the club wish. There are a number of very sound candidates but it’ll be up to the executive committee to decide who they feel will be the best qualified.

"I really enjoyed worked with these players and they gave me everything. It’s very satisfying to work with a group of young men that come good together in the end.

"St. Vincent’s have a great tradition and I don’t think we were winning that title out of turn."