Fitzpatrick quits as Louth manager
Louth senior football manager Peter Fitzpatrick stepped down from his post last night, ending a 30-year association with the county.
Fitzpatrick tendered his resignation to “enable a new manager time to settle in and view as much club football as possible.”
He said: “It has been an absolute privilege and honour to have played my part in Louth GAA for over 30 years as player and manager. I feel I have achieved all I can at the moment for Louth football, and it would be selfish of me to stay on as manager, even though I would dearly love to.”
The Fine Gael TD led Louth from 2009 and in that time they won Division Three, reached two O’Byrne Cup finals and the 2010 Leinster final, when they were beaten controversially by Meath and Joe Sheridan’s late goal. Fitzpatrick also led Louth to enjoyed junior provincial success in 2010.