Peter Fitzpatrick has confirmed that he will not seek a fourth year as manager of the Louth GAA senior football team.
The Fine Gael TD informed the County Board of his decision after his three year term came to an end following the All-Ireland qualifer defeat to Westmeath.
The Dundalk man enjoyed a very successful spell in reaching the Leinster Final, gaining promotion to Division 2 and retaining that status this year.
The Clan na Gael clubman stated that he was going against his heart in deciding to call time on his spell in charge, as he felt he had achieved all he could and that it was time to bring in a new face.
“I feel I have achieved all I can at the moment for Louth football, and it would be selfish of me to stay on as manager, even though I would dearly love to. I have never been happier than when involved in Louth football.
“To me it is about making the correct decision for Louth and not succumbing to personal feelings. As a result I am of the opinion that a new manager may progress the team further and I would only be delighted to see greater success for Louth”, he continued.