Ulster Senior League chairman McConigley steps down

Ulster Senior League chairman Eamonn McConigley has stepped down from his position after 14 years.

Ulster Senior League chairman Eamonn McConigley has stepped down from his position after 14 years.

Rumours had been rife over his stance and a statement released yesterday confirmed the departure of McConigley, who manages Letterkenny Rovers.

“It is with great regret that the Ulster Senior League confirm the departure of Eamonn McConigley from the role of chairman,” read the statement.

“Eamonn has submitted his resignation with immediate effect to the league secretary (Mark Duffy). The Ulster Senior League Executive would like to thank Eamonn for his dedication and services to the league and football over the 14 years he held the position and wish him well for the future. We know that he will continue to support the league in his role as manager of Letterkenny Rovers FC.”

McConigley has recently had to deal with a number of contentious matters as chairman. Only last Friday night, a special meeting of the league took place. The meeting came after the decision of the League’s Disciplinary Committee last Tuesday night week to order the replaying of a League Cup game between Swilly Rovers and Letterkenny Rovers.

Last season also ended in controversial circumstances when Cockhill Celtic appealed over league champions Fanad United’s alleged fielding of ineligible players in the league title play-off at Bonagee in November.