New Limerick football coach to be appointed

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Jerome Stack
FOUR different inter-county management teams are to be rubber-stamped at this Tuesday night’s October County Board meeting of Limerick GAA.

FOUR different inter-county management teams are to be rubber-stamped at this Tuesday night’s October County Board meeting of Limerick GAA.

Both the Limerick senior hurlers and footballers are to have their new coaches put before the clubs for ratification.

Former Antrim and Laois manager and Armagh and Derry coach Dinny Cahill is to join TJ Ryan’s Limerick management as coach.

The Tipperary native has previously been involved with Limerick club sides Doon and Croom, briefly at the outset of this season. Cahill was also coach to the West Limerick Colleges amalgamation in the 2014/15 Harty Cup.

Cahill will join manager TJ Ryan, selector Don Flynn and Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe O’Connor.

John Brudair is to continue as Limerick senior football manager for another two years.

His new coach is to be Listowel native Jerome Stack.

Stack was coach to the Laois senior footballers for the past two seasons. The former Kerry U-21 coach, was coach to Dromcollogher-Broadford in 2012 and back in 2006 he actually played in the Limerick SFC with Adare.

Stack joins Brudair and out-going selectors Mike Fahy and Declan Brouder. One other selector, “from the South, East or City if possible”, is to be added.

Elsewhere Leo O’Connor is to return to inter-county management, as Limerick intermediate manager.

Just one month ago O’Connor stepped down as Limerick minor hurling manager.

He is to be joined by former Damien Reale (selector) and coach Ger Downes.

The final appointment will see Jerry O’Sullivan continue as Limerick minor footbal manager. He will have a new backroom team with Johnny Clifford and Gerry Philips as selectors and Eoin Joy and Ricky Ronayne as coaches.