Blacks & Whites are on the hunt for a new manager after Eddie Scally stepped down this morning after 4 years in charge.
In his 4 years at Blacks and Whites they have won two Leinster league titles, one Paddy Cahill, one Junior D league title, contested 2 Junior D county titles and of course, claimed the Kilkenny Junior title in 2022 thus securing the club intermediate status once again.
It will no doubt come as a blow to the team and club, who always spoke with such reverence of the self-confessed blow-in, who has made Kilkenny his home.
Speaking with Scoreline Scally said he was immensely proud of his time at Blacks & Whites and wished all at the club the best for the future.
“Yeah look I made the decision over the last couple of days, that this would be my last as manager. I have had a brilliant four years with the team, culminating in winning the Junior championship. Saturday was not our day, but that would not have any bearing on the decision I was making.”
“I had my mind made up earlier in the season, that I was going to give it everything I had this year and that would be it. We set down goals and I think we have achieved those goals.”
“I will look back on my time with immense pride. Where we have come, and the players themselves and what they have achieved. They are just a wonderful bunch of people, I look forward to just enjoying the games next year and supporting them. Whoever takes over the helm, I wish them the best of luck, they will be inheriting an absolutely brilliant team.”
“I look forward to the next challenge, wherever it may be but for now I just want to say thanks a million to everyone involved in Blacks and Whites GAA club. I really hope everyone looks back on the four-year journey we were on as a really fun time and that we got what we wanted out of it in the end.”
We of course wish our colleague and friend the best of luck in whatever he turns his hand to, and you never know we may even see the re-emergence of The Clash Act podcast. He might have to interview himself with the stories he will have from his four years in charge.