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Kevin McStay Leaves Roscommon Post And Inter-County Management

Former Mayo stalwart Kevin McStay has vacated his position as manager of the Roscommon football team.

The decision was confirmed by the county on Twitter.

A statement released by McStay via RTÉ said the following:

“Having considered the many factors involved in managing a county football squad, and unable to resolve enough of those factors to my satisfaction, I have decided that a change in management should take place immediately.

“I feel I have brought the team as far as I can at this stage and a new voice and direction is now required. The handover to the next management group will be orderly and without fuss.

“I’ve done three years, every one of them challenging and sometimes exhausting. In reviewing my time in charge I have to acknowledge the inordinate amount of time I spent dealing with financial and facility issues, personnel issues, media issues and the various contentious and controversial events that kept arising over those seasons.

“Success is what we all crave but we must understand our reality too. While Roscommon is a proud football county, it is a small county with a limited playing pool and deficits in resources and facilities. The budget required to finance success at the highest level demands year-round attention.”

The 56-year-old was manager for almost three years, and got the Rossies to the Super 8s stage this year.

He was heavily linked with a return to his home county, potentially replacing Stephen Rochford, but has ruled himself out, stating his intent to retire from inter-county management.

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