O'Brien calls it quits after six seasons as Carlow boss

June 06, 2020

Turlough O'Brien has walked away as Carlow senior football manager.

Turlough O'Brien has stepped down as Carlow senior football manager with immediate effect.

The Eire Og clubman guided the Barrowsiders to promotion from Division 4 of the Allianz League for the first time in 33 years as well as their first Leinster SFC victory over Kildare since 1953 during his six-year term.

The planned resumption of the inter-county season in October is believed to be the reason behind O'Brien's decision to walk away from the post.

Carlow GAA statement:

Due to the reconfigured Inter-County season not set for resumption until mid October, and its inevitable lead into 2021 National League preparations, Turlough has brought forward his decision to step away with immediate effect to facilitate a smooth transition for the new season.

Turlough has served as Carlow GAA’s Senior Football Manager since 2014 and during this period guided us to promotion from Division 4 of the NFL for the first time in over 33 years.

We will never forget the special days in 2017 & 2018, particularly those sweltering evenings in Netwatch Cullen Park, when we took on some of the best the country has to offer under O’Brien’s stewardship.

The most memorable of all however, must be that famous afternoon in Tullamore when the Manager led our team to a famous Championship victory over Kildare en route to the Leinster Semi-Final.

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