Key Limerick GAA meeting deferred by one week

Jerome O’Connell


Jerome O’Connell

Limerick manager TJ Ryan
LIMERICK GAA’s September County Board meeting is to be deferred for one week.

LIMERICK GAA’s September County Board meeting is to be deferred for one week.

The extra time should allow GAA officials to apply the finishing touches to TJ Ryan’s and John Brudair’s new-look inter-county senior managements.

The next meeting of Limerick GAA officials and club delegates was scheduled for next Tuesday but will now take place on September 15 in Claughaun, when it is hoped to be able to rubber-stamp the second year of TJ Ryan’s three year term.

At the July County Board meeting club delegates gave the go ahead to the Limerick chairman (Oliver Mann), secretary (Mike O’Riordan) and treasurer (Donal Morrissey) to meet with TJ Ryan for a review of 2015 before giving approval to plans for the season ahead.

It is understood that the review has found that changes to the backroom team would best serve Limerick for the new season.

The review process was set in motion on July 14 but this week TJ Ryan’s backroom team still wasn’t completed.

Last week it was rumoured that Limerick had pinpointed two former members of Davy Fitzgerald’s Clare All Ireland winning management as new additions - coach Paul Kinnerk and strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor.

Both are Limerick natives but made their name with Clare and were key members of their 2013 All Ireland winning success. The duo were also involved with a host of underage success with Clare at minor and U-21 level. Both stepped away from Davy Fitzgerald’s set-up last September.

The next County Board meeting should also be in a position to confirm John Brudair’s new term as Limerick senior football manager.

At the August monthly meeting of Limerick’s Football Committee Brudair was approved for another term and asked to put together a full management team to be fully ratified at County Board level.

There will be changes as physical trainer Mikey Kiely and football coach Diarmuid Mullins have confirmed that they won’t be available for 2016.

It is hoped that Brudair’s management team could be finalised in the next week and therefore a Football Committee meeting could be called for Thursday week to ultimately send forward the new management for ratification at the newly arranged September 15 County Board meeting in Claughaun.