McConnell quits as Wellington Rec boss

Graham McConnell
Graham McConnell

Graham McConnell has stepped down as manager of Amateur League side Wellington Rec after just under a year in the post.

The former Larne boss told the Times: “It’s not a spur of the moment thing. I had already told the chairman, Jeff Carmichael, last week that Saturday would be my last game. The committee had asked me to reconsider, but I’ve realised the Amateur League is not for me. It had nothing to do with results. We’re third in the league.”

Wellington Rec, who are now plying their trade in Division 1B after being relegated last season, lost 2-0 at UUJ in the second round of the Irish Cup on Saturday.

Full story in this week’s Times.