Following Sunday’s resignation of Waterford Manager Michael Ryan, the County Board Executive issued this statement yesterday:
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to Michael Ryan – Team Manager, his selectors, panel of players and back room staff.
Michael has given a lifetime of service to the GAA and has given 100% dedication and commitment during his term as Waterford Senior Hurling Manager.
His knowledge and level of input cannot be questioned. The Executive would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge this.
In looking forward to the 2014 season, we will be seeking nominations, as is the norm, for a new management team.
The position of Manager will be open to all interested parties. Should the outgoing Manager wish to put his name forward, it will be considered equally with all others who may express an interest.
There will be no further comment from the Executive on this matter”.