Pat Gilroy resigns as Dublin senior football manager

Pat Gilroy

Pat Gilroy has stepped down as Dublin boss in the wake of Sunday's defeat by Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final.

Gilroy guided the Dubs to the All-Ireland title last year, their first Sam Maguire success since 1995.

The St Vincent's clubman, who was appointed in 2008, also won three Leinster championships with Dublin.

He said: "It's been a challenging four years for me balancing my Dublin role with family and work commitments - I've decided not to continue."

"It was a huge honour for me to be selected to manage the Dublin senior football team and I was delighted that I was able to make a contribution to our All-Ireland success," added Gilroy.

"I will give my full support to the incoming management team if required and I would be pleased to assist the Dublin GAA Board if requested at some time in the future."

Dublin minor manager Dessie Farrell and U21 boss Jim Gavin are early contenders to replace Gilroy.