FOR the first time in five seasons there is to be status quo in Limerick GAA in relation to the inter-ocunty senior teams.
John Allen has confirmed that he is to continue as Limerick hurling manager.
The former Cork All-Ireland winning manager signed up for a two year term this time last year but hadn’t committed to remaining in charge in the immediate aftermath of Limerick’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kilkenny.
However after consultation with his back room team and following a meeting with Limerick County Board officials, Allen is to remain at the helm for 2013 and bring much needed stability to the set-up.
All of Allen’s back room are to remain - selectors; John Kiely and Eamonn Meskell and coach Donach O’Donnell.
While Limerick GAA chiefs don’t have the headache of searching for another senior hurling manager, they are yet to confirm the county minor, U-21 and intermediate managements for next season.
It is understood that there could be updates on these positions at the September County Board meeting.
Meanwhile on the football front, Maurice Horan is to be appointed for a second term as senior football manager.
Limerick Football Board officials sought nominations for the role after the end of Horan’s two year term.
However following confirmation that Horan was willing to allow his name go forward, no other nominations were received.
His new tenure will be rubber-stamped at the September County Board meeting.
However, change is likely in the football managements of the county minor and U-21 sides.
After two years at minor level, former Tipperary senior manager Tom McGlinchey could be moving up to the U-21 role, with former Limerick senior full back Diarmuid Sheehy touted as a potential minor manager.