Meath ladies manager Eamonn Murray has stepped from his post just weeks after leading the Royals to their second consecutive All-Ireland senior championship crown.
And it was clearly a case of never ” hurry a Murray ” with the Cavan man admitting he changed his mind numerous times before coming to make his decision to step down.
Last month saw Murray’s, Meath Ladies team won against Kerry at Croke Park on a 3-10 to 1-7 score-line to retain the coveted Brendan Martin Cup.
Having taken over the reins in 2017, the Gowna native and his backroom would rebuild the team as they went on capture All-Ireland intermediate honours in December 2020.
The following year they took the All-Ireland senior championship by storm, upsetting neighbours Dublin in the final for their maiden crown and this past season they backed it up with a Division 1 league and senior championship double.
Meath LGFA released the following statement entitled “An end of an historic era” to confirm Murray’s departure.
“After a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the development and progression of ladies football in the county, Eamonn Murray has decided to hang up his boots and bainisteoir bib after becoming the most decorated manager in the history of the game in Meath with 2 All Ireland Senior Championships, 1 All Ireland Intermediate Championship, Div 1, Div 2 & Div 3 National League titles, 1 Leinster Intermediate title and that’s just in the past six seasons.
“Eamonn will be sorely missed by all, we would like to wish him, his wife Clare and the family the very best for the future.”
In a time when the meath men have struggled to perform it was a breath of fresh air and inspiration. The Meath Ladies certainly brought pride back to the county and the jersey.
All we can say at Meath Live is a big thanks to Murray his backroom team and the players. Meath ladies have proven it’s possible to win at the highest level considering where they were.