THE man who led Kilmacabea footballers to the promised land has stepped down as manager.
Kevin O’Driscoll (pictured) was in charge of the Kilmac footballers for the past five seasons and he masterminded the club’s historic first South West JAFC title triumph earlier this year, ending the club’s 129-year wait for this particular title.
But he has decided to step back from the position.
‘I stepped down at the (club) AGM, for personal and family reasons,’ O’Driscoll said.
‘The time has come to hand over the reins to some new mentors.’
O’Driscoll is confident, however, that Kilmacabea have what it takes to defend their South West crown in 2018.
‘The lads who come in will know they have the players to take the team to the next level,’ he said. ‘The winning U21 players are back-boning the team already and will only get bigger and better. The future is very bright. It won’t be easy to win back-to-back titles here in Carbery as we will now have a target on our backs for all other teams. Caheragh, Colum’s young Bal and Kilmeen teams, Mathúna’s, Mary’s, they will all take a lot of beating again.’