Search begins for new manager as Cunningham steps down

Roscommon GAA confirmed yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) that Anthony Cunningham has decided to step down from his role as manager of the Roscommon senior footballers.

Cunningham informed the County Board of his wish not to be considered for a fifth year as manager following a season which saw the team promoted to the Allianz NFL Division One before suffering disappointing defeats in both the Connacht final (against Galway) and All-Ireland quarter-final (against Clare).

Cunningham was first appointed in November 2018 and led Roscommon to a memorable Connacht Championship win in 2019. The Galway native also led the Rossies to two Division Two titles, firstly in 2020 and most recently this year. Under his stewardship, Roscommon also won the Connacht FBD League in 2019 and earned a memorable championship win over Mayo in Castlebar that same year before going on to win the Connacht title against Galway in Salthill.

Confirming the news, Roscommon GAA Chairperson Brian Carroll said: “I want to thank Anthony for everything he has done for Roscommon football over the last four years. Anthony gave it everything while manager and we had many memorable days along the journey.

  “On behalf of everyone in Roscommon I want to thank Anthony and his management teams for all their efforts and work. Anthony is one of life’s gentlemen and I wish him the very best of luck in the future”.

Roscommon GAA Executive Committee will now begin the process of appointing a new senior football manager.