Leighton Glynn steps down as Wicklow’s senior women’s football manager


Wicklow LGFA Senior football team are looking for a new manager after Leighton Glynn resigned on Friday after a season at the helm.

The former Rathnew and Wicklow football star guided the Garden County side to safety in the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship following their promotion in 2021 by reaching the quarter-final where they fell to Laois at Kinnegad.

Victories over Offaly at Bretland Park and Leitrim earned Wicklow the chance to face O’Mooreshire in the last eight of the competition.

A combination of close calls and bad luck meant Wicklow would suffer relegation from the Division 3 league after losing 0-5, 2-7 to Louth at Abbotstown in the relegation final, having found themselves bottom of the league. table after drawing two games, against Wexford and Kildare, where the kick of a ball could have easily ensured the survival of the league.

Citing family and work commitments, Wicklow LGFA announced Glynn’s departure via its Facebook page.

“Wicklow LGFA would like to express their gratitude to our Wicklow Ladies Senior team manager, Leighton Glynn, who unfortunately had to step down from his role due to family and work commitments,” they said.

“While reluctantly accepting their decision, Wicklow LGFA would like to express our thanks to Leighton for his professionalism, dedication and hard work throughout the year which saw the team reach the quarter of All-Ireland Intermediate final, thus retaining our Championship status for the coming year. a great success following our elevation to the Junior level in 2021.

“Wicklow LGFA and the whole of Wicklow Ladies County Council wish Leighton all the best in the future and hope that perhaps our paths will cross again in the future.

‘In thanking Leighton, Wicklow LGFA would also like to express our gratitude for the work done by their entire management team and send our best wishes and thanks to Gavin Wynne, Mick Kavanagh, John Barrie, Alvin Mitchell, Paul O’Riordan, Laurie Ahern and Linda Wynne for their professionalism and constant efforts to improve and move our team forward – this has been greatly appreciated over the year and Wicklow LGFA wishes you well in your future endeavours,” they added.


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