Frank Dawson has resigned as Antrim senior football manager.
This seems a bit a strange decision as Dawson was reappointed for a second season in charge last month when it seemed he had the full support of the county board. Dawson said: “The bottom line here is that the county board’s ambitions did not match mine,” he said.
Dawson claimed he had to resign after it became clear that his vision of the way forward for Antrim was not shared by all elements of the county’s hierarchy.
However, the Antrim board expressed “surprise and disappointment” at Dawson’s decision and made clear their unhappiness that the departing manager had informed them of his resignation by text message.
“We were informed by text message at the same time it was made public,” said county PRO Brendan Mulgrew.
“We held a meeting with him last week to discuss the future plans and further meetings were going to take place to move that on.”