Dublin Senior Camogie manager Adrian O’Sullivan steps down


Adrian O’Sullivan steps down after two seasons which included a squad rebuild and an upturn in results

Dublin Senior Camogie manager Adrian O’Sullivan who announced today he is stepping down from his role.
Dublin Senior Camogie manager Adrian O’Sullivan. Image Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Dublin Senior Camogie manager Adrian O’Sullivan has today announced he is stepping down from the role after two seasons in the hot-seat.

O’Sullivan was announced as the Dublin Senior Camogie manager in January 2021. His first season in charge was against the backdrop of Covid restrictions and a chaotic shortened season.

Having used the majority of the previous years squad during the 2021 season, O’Sullivan embarked on a rebuild of the squad this season with the emphasis on youth.

What followed was an upturn in both team performances and results.

Dublin held on to their Division 1 league status the previous year thanks to a narrow win over Waterford in a relegation play-off, there were no such dramas this season as the new look Adrian O’Sullivan Dublin team finished comfortably in third place in their group, recording impressive wins over Offaly and Down along the way.

They carried that improved form into the championship making the Leinster final and All Ireland quarter finals unfortunately losing both games to eventual Leinster and All Ireland winners Kilkenny.

Everyone involved with Dublin Camogie including supporters were excited and looking forward to seeing what further improvements Adrian would bring to the squad in 2023, but after much consideration Adrian O’Sullivan announced today that he has made the decision to step down.

Below is the statement that Adrian released this afternoon.

After much consideration I have informed the county board of my decision not to continue in my role as Dublin senior camogie manager.

It has been a phenomenal experience from taking on my first inter-county managerial role in the height of the pandemic and the chaotic short season which followed, to managing a rebuild of the squad and the adventure we went on this season with such a youthful squad.

I leave this role with nothing but respect and admiration for the effort and dedication of every single player who donned the Dublin Jersey these past seasons.

There are a number of people who i’m grateful to at county board level but particularly Jenny Byrne and Karl O’Brien the two chairpersons during my tenure who couldn’t have been more supportive.

I was very lucky to be surrounded by genuine and talented people on my management teams for the two seasons.

As a manager you are only as good as the people around you and I can’t thank them enough for the effort and commitment they gave to the project.

Particularly this season-James, Colm, Conor and Jack-the inner circle, we lived in each others pockets four and five nights a week for eight months, experienced the highs and lows and had a ball doing it

I wish everyone involved in Dublin camogie the very best for the future and I look forward to watching your progress over the coming seasons.

Adrian O’Sullivan