Limerick’s Joe Quaid has been appointed as the new Kildare hurling manager on a three-year term.
The former Limerick keeper was linked with the Offaly vacancy after stepping down from his role as Limerick’s camogie manager but Tipperary’s Eamon Kelly was preferred instead.
Quaid takes over from Kildare native Brian Lawlor and will compete in the Christy Ring Cup and Division 2A of the National Hurling League.
Quiad won an All Ireland intermediate camogie title with Limerick in 2014 and consolidated their senior status this year. Previously he had guided Limerick to an All Ireland U-16 title but was overlooked for the minor job that Brian Ryan took on. Many of those players won two Munster minor titles and an All Ireland U-21 this year.
“Delighted to have been given a fantastic opportunity by Kildare,” posted Quiad on Twitter this week. “Signing off the twitter machine to concentrate on an exciting adventure.”