Former Walterstown star and a one time manager of Meath minors, Paddy Carr has stepped down as manager of the Donegal senior football team after just five months in the job.

His resignation adds to the problems of a county that has endured a tumultuous few weeks, as it comes in the wake of Karl Lacey stepping down as head of Donegal’s Academy.

When Carr initially took over he had to face into a league campaign without the talismatic figure of Donegal icon Michael Murphy and the team now face almost certain relegation from division 1

In a brief statement released by Donegal GAA, Carr said: “Following a discussion with some senior members of the Donegal football team, I want to announce that I’m stepping away from the position of Donegal team Manager with immediate effect.

“I want nothing more than the best for Donegal and that will never change.”