Kevin Walsh has stepped down from his role as manager of the Galway senior football side.
The news was confirmed today by Galway GAA that Walsh has stepped down from the role after five seasons in charge of the Tribesmen.
Galway qualified for the Allianz League final and won the Connacht Championship in 2018 before going on to contest an All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. However, they faltered in 2019 when they blew a five-point half-time lead against Roscommon in their provincial decider before being dumped out in the qualifiers by heated rivals, Mayo.
“Kevin Walsh has confirmed to the Chairman of the Galway County Board, Pat Kearney and the Chairman of the Galway Football Committee, Kevin Clancy, that he is stepping down as the Galway manager after five years.
“Galway GAA wish to acknowledge Kevin’s tremendous dedication and contribution to Galway Football, and his achievements over the past five years.
“Galway, under Kevin’s management, achieved promotion to Division 1 and consolidated our position there.
“Galway GAA would like to acknowledge the professional structures Kevin put in place and Galway GAA were happy to support Kevin achieve these goals, and provide the necessary resources, and Galway GAA will continue to do this.
“Galway GAA have been engaged in the review process with Kevin, over the past week, and following consideration, and Kevin has decided not to continue as Galway senior football manager.”
The ex-Galway star won five Connacht titles and two All-Ireland’s as well as three All-Stars during an illustrious playing career with the Tribesmen. Before taking on the role as Galway manager, Walsh was previously in charge of Sligo.