Paddy Bates after O'Connell's won the Intermediate Championship. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Intermediate Championship winning manager Paddy Bates has stood down as manager of O'Connell's.
It was widely expected that Bates - who has also managed Glyde Rangers and St. Patrick's in Louth - would remain at the helm for 2018. However, LMFM's Colm Corrigan announced in the last few minutes that he will be stepping aside.
Paddy Bates has stood-down as @oconnellsgfc manager. Club now seeking new boss for 2018— Colm Corrigan (@CorriganColm) November 14, 2017