Speculation mounts after Mayo GAA legend’s shock departure

Former Mayo GAA star Andy Moran has resigned from his role as the manager of the Leitrim senior football team, fuelling speculation the Ballaghaderreen native could be linking up with Kevin McStay's set up for 2025.

Moran, a stalwart of the Mayo forward line during his playing days, spent three years at the helm of the Wild Rose county, steering them to promotion from Division 4.

Aside from his duties with the senior team, Moran also managed Leitrim's under-20 side, leading them to a notable victory over Mayo in this year's Connacht Championship.

In a heartfelt statement, Leitrim GAA praised Moran's contributions, "Our working relationship with Andy has been tremendous. The time and effort he invested in his players is greatly admired."

The statement continued, "We wish to earnestly thank Andy for taking on the role three years ago and delivering on his promise to do his utmost to improve our fortunes, which we believe he certainly has done. He departs leaving us in a much improved position.

We thank him for all the personal sacrifices of his time he has made on our behalf and we wish him and his family the very best in his future endeavours."

Expressing his gratitude and emotions in his outgoing statement, Moran said: "It’s with a heavy heart that I leave the role but feel it’s the right thing to do at this time. After the team gained promotion to Allianz League Division 3 in 2024, I feel now the Leitrim Senior Footballers are moving to a new phase of their development.

What is required in my opinion is someone to commit fully for another three years. My three years with Leitrim have been a complete joy. My hope is that they keep driving on. The future is bright. To everyone involved in Leitrim Football – Thank you."