Quaid and Carey lined to Offaly hurling role

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Joe Quaid
OFFALY GAA officials could be looking towards Limerick for a replacement for Brian Whelehan as their senior hurling manager.

OFFALY GAA officials could be looking towards Limerick for a replacement for Brian Whelehan as their senior hurling manager.

Reports this week have linked both Joe Quaid and Ciaran Carey with the vacant Faithful County hot seat.

It’s now 21 years since another Limerick man Eamonn Cregan guided Offaly to All Ireland honours.

Joe Quaid has put himself in the limelight with the transformation of Limerick camogie.

The former inter-county goalkeeper returned Limerick camogie to the senior ranks after an absence of 10-years.

His two year stay has seen an All Ireland intermediate, minor and junior championship come to Limerick.

His role with Limerick camogie came about after the former All Ireland U-16 hurling championship winning manager was overseen for the Limerick minor role in 2013.

Ciaran Carey’s name has also been linked to the role.

Carey is currently manager of his club side Patrickswell and has returned them to the knockout stages of the Limerick SHC after two years outside the business end of the competition.

A former Limerick senior selector, Carey was county U-21 hurling manager in 2008 and again in 2014.

He has linked up with former Limerick team-mate Mark Foley in recent times.

The duo are currently working together with The Well and last year guided Lixnaw to the Kerry SHC.

Also linked to Offaly is former Ballybrown coach Eamonn Kelly, who stepped down from his role in Kerry.