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Decision to step down was on the cards says Love

GERRY Love has said that Tummery Athletic’s shock Irish Junior Cup exit at the hands of Ardstraw Reserves last weekend hadn’t been a factor in his decision to stand down.

The Dromore club confirmed on yesterday afternoon that Love had left the club and duly thanked him for all “his work and dedication over the past year and a half.”

A club spokesman said, “Gerry took the reins last year and we enjoyed our most progressive season in the club’s 45-year history by retaining the Mulhern Cup, reaching the Irish Junior Cup Final for the first time and marginally missing out on a first ever Mercer League title. We will be forever grateful for his contribution to the club.

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“The club wish Gerry all the best for the future, both inside and outside of football.”

Love said his decision had been on the cards for some time and was instead down a number of other issues which he didn’t want to elaborate on.

While Tummery had made a decent start to the season and were currently placed third in the league he said there were a number of things he wasn’t happy with going right back to last season.

The club have confirmed they are currently looking for a new manager. At the time of going to press they hadn’t confirmed who was in charge for Saturday’s visit of Strathroy Harps.

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