AFTER only five games in charge, Ray Dempsey has ended his tenure as Limerick football manager with the Mayo man’s management team also stepping down.
Limerick have had a difficult start to the national league campaign, but showed signs of improvement in an impressive draw with a fancied Meath team at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.
Dempsey took over from Billy Lee last year after he managed Knockmore to back-to-back Mayo senior championships in the previous two years.
His decision to resign as Limerick manager was announced at training last night as the squad prepared for a vital league tie against Kildare on Sunday week.
Confirming that current selector Mark Fitzgerald will take over from Dempsey, a statement from Limerick GAA announced that “the Limerick Senior Football Management have stepped down with immediate effect.
“Limerick GAA would like to thank them for their commitment to the job and wish them well in the future.
“Mark Fitzgerald will take up the new position of manager until the end of the season Limerick GAA will be making no further comment,” the statement added.