Nigel Dineen cites "strong reservations" as he pulls out of race to become next Roscommon manager

Kevin McStay remains in the running

Nigel Dineen, Roscommon

Manager Nigel Dineen ©INPHO/James Crombie

Nigel Dineen has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Roscommon manager role.

Dineen has told Shannonside Radio that he has "strong reservations about the integrity of the selection and recruitment process".

Dineen's withdrawal means Kevin McStay is the only candidate remaining.

In a statement, Dineen said: "I wish to withdraw my nomination for the position of the Roscommon Senior Football Manager, a position I applied for with the best intentions, highest ambitions and in the utmost good faith.

"While I have gathered what I consider to be one of the best management teams that the County has ever seen, which includes four former County Roscommon players, of the highest calibre, who know what it’s like to wear the jersey and all share the same passion for Roscommon football as I do, I do not consider that this is the appropriate time to proceed on this journey.

"I have strong reservations about the integrity of the selection and recruitment process and I have raised these concerns directly with the County Board who refused to address them."