Eamon McConigley to step down at end of season

Eamon McConigley. Photo Stephen Doherty

Letterkenny Rovers senior team manager Eamonn McConigley is to step down at the end of the season.

His final two matches in charge will be two cup finals – the Donegal News Ulster Senior League Cup Final and the Knockalla Caravans Cup Final.

Eamonn has been senior team manager at Leckview Park on two separate occasions between 2008 and 2012 and again from 2015 to 2020. He joined the club initially in 2007 as manager of our under-21 team that competed in the League of Ireland.

During two trophy laden spells, Eamonn guided the club to our second Ulster Senior League title in 2009 along with 2 League Cup triumphs and 4 Knockalla Caravans Cup successes. He also took the club on a memorable run to the FAI Intermediate Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium in 2016.

The club also reached the last 32 of the FAI Senior Cup twice – in 2016 and again in 2019 having been drawn away to Athlone Town and UCD.

During a spell as manager of the youth team, the club reached the semi-finals of the FAI Youth Cup in 2015.

Eamonn McConigley said: “I feel now is the right time to step down. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as senior team manager and we still have two big games to come. I would like to thank the club, the backroom staff and players for all the support they have given me. It is my intention to remain involved in the club in whatever capacity I can help out.”

Chairman Dessie Kelly added: “Eamonn has been a fantastic asset to this club for many years now. We would like to put on record our sincere thanks for his outstanding work and commitment and for the many successes we have enjoyed during his tenure. Hopefully, there is still more to come before the season is finished”.

The club will now seek a new manager for the 2020/21 season.