Down GAA confirm James McCartan remains in charge of senior footballers

By Michael McMullan

DOWN GAA have confirmed the situation surrounding rumours that manager James McCartan had stepped down from his post to have been “resolved”.

Rumours had circulated over the weekend the two-time All-Ireland winner has stepped away from the role at a training camp following an alleged breach of discipline by some of the Down players.

It is understood that McCartan left the team WhatsApp group following the incident.

When asked if McCartan had stepped down since the weekend, Down County Secretary Sean Óg McAteer wasn’t drawn on it, but insisted the county wanted to “move on”.

MOVE ON…Down County Secretary Sean Óg McAteer confirms James McCartan remains as their senior manager

“The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of everybody. Players have accepted responsibility and have rectified the situation,” McAteer told Gaelic Life.

McAteer also confirmed the entire management team, that includes Aidan O’Rourke, Ronan McMahon and Philip McEvoy are still intact.

“Everybody will be at training on Friday night, that’s when we were due to train next and everybody will be there,” he added.

Down, who were relegated to Division Three this season, are due to face Monaghan in the Ulster Senior Championship in Clones on Saturday, April 30.

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