Mike Quirke steps down as Laois manager

Heavy defeat by Westmeath on Sunday saw Quirke’s side exit the championship

Mike Quirke has stepped down as Laois manager following their exit from the Leinster Senior Football Championship on Sunday.

Laois lost all four of their Division 2 matches this year and were relegated before making an early championship exit yesterday at the hands of Westmeath, going down 3-20 to 1-10.

“I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to all players, management and backroom team for their unwavering effort over the past two Covid ravaged inter-county seasons. It’s been a difficult slog at times, but made far more enjoyable by the quality of the people involved,” said Quirke in a statement.

“The players have shown fantastic commitment towards representing their county in the best possible way through very challenging circumstances and despite not getting the performances or results we craved this season, they can be proud of the effort and application they’ve shown throughout.


“I’d made my decision at this stage to allow the county board ample time to find new management in advance of county championship action resuming in the county in the coming weeks and months.”