Sean Stack steps down from Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Departing Na Piarsaigh manager Sean Stack
NA Piarsaigh have confirmed that Sean Stack has stepped down as club manager as five years with the Limerick club.

NA Piarsaigh have confirmed that Sean Stack has stepped down as club manager as five years with the Limerick club.

The Sixmilebridge native guided the Caherdavin club to two Limerick SHC titles and two Munster SHC titles.

The former Clare senior hurling selector joined Na Piarsaigh in 2009 as coach to a side managed by Timmy O’Connor.

They reached the Limerick SHC final but suffered a 17-point loss to Adare.

However, they regrouped with a young side and with Stack now as manager-coach they won a first ever county senior hurling championship in 2011. Just weeks later they beat Crusheen to win Limerick’s first Munster club title since the early 1990’s.

Last November, he led Na Piarsaigh to a second Munster crown when they beat Stack’s native Sixmilebridge in the provincial final in Ennis.

Alas, defeat was Na Piarsaigh’s lot in two All-Ireland club semi-finals.

Confirmation of his decision to step down came at a club meeting this Monday night. A three-man sub committee has been set up to find a replacement.

Former Tipperary coach Tommy Dunne provided coaching assistance to Stack’s Na Piarsaigh management last season and would be a ideal replacement at a time of the year when many options would be tied down with other commitments.

However, Dunne plays a role with Anthony Daly’s Dublin and may not be able to commit fully to Na Piarsaigh.