Limerick to propose O’Grady and Ryan as joint-managers

Donal O'Grady and TJ Ryan pictured during the 2010 Limerick senior hurling final in teh Gaelic Grounds
LIMERICK GAA are set to appoint joint-hurling county senior hurling managers this Thursday night.

LIMERICK GAA are set to appoint joint-hurling county senior hurling managers this Thursday night.

Former Limerick manager Donal O’Grady is set to return and joining him is his former selector TJ Ryan.

Late on Wednesday evening, Limerick GAA officials confirmed that a special County Board meeting is to take place at 8.00 in Claughaun this Thursday night to ratify the new management team.

O’Grady and Ryan formed a very close working relationship, during the former Cork All-Ireland winning manager’s one year stay on Shannonside.

Indeed the duo were seen as the main decision markers in 2011, with fellow selectors Ciaran Carey and Pat Heffernan seemingly marginalised.

On his departure from Limerick, O’Grady returned to work as a hurling pundit.

Ryan was among the favourites to replace O’Grady, but John Allen was appointed.

Ryan has since managed north Cork club side, Kilworth and last year was Limerick U-21 manager.

In maintained continuity, out-going physical trainer Mark Lyons is to remain in place.

Lyons has actually met with players in recent times and they have been provided with individualised training programmes for their gym work in the coming months.

Also at tonight’s County Board meeting, John Brudair will be rubber-stamped as Limerick football manager.

He will be joined by selectors Mike Fahy and Declan Brouder, with coaches Diarmuid Mullins and Brian Carson and physical trainer Mikey Kiely.