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25/07/2021

Derry clubs asked for nominations as the county seek a new senior hurling manager

John McEvoy steps down after two seasons in charge

Fatigue a factor in Derry's season coming to an end says manager John McEvoy

John McEvoy has stepped down as Derry senior hurling manager (Pic: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile)

Derry clubs have been emailed to seek nominations for the next senior hurling manager, after John McEvoy and his management team stepped down.

The Laois native, who managed Dublin U21s, took over from Collie McGurk and spent two seasons at the helm and stepped down on Tuesday evening.

Clubs have been emailed to seek nominations for McEvoy's successor, with the deadline set as Sunday, December 13.

The Oakleafers reached two Division 2B promotion finals under McEvoy's watch, losing to Wicklow and Down.

Derry bowed out of the Christy Ring Cup to Offaly in November and McEvoy, in his post game interview, said a decision would be made by the end of the month.

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“We would like to thank the players who committed to the Derry Senior hurling project over the last two years and thank them for raising the standards, preparation and ambition of being a Derry senior hurler," McEvoy stated, in a statement posted on erry's website.

“As manager I would like to thank all the management for their work and integrity with special thanks to the coaches, selectors, medical team, stats team and kitmen.”

“Special thanks from us all to Terry Gray for his invaluable service to Derry hurling. Finally, we would like to thank the clubs and county board for their support.

“This journey has only begun for Derry Hurling and we hope all parties drive on and develop this project further in the coming years.

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