Shock reports Donal O’Grady has departed Limerick hurling management

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Donal O'Grady, left, and TJ Ryan in conversation after defeat to Galway
REPORTS late this Sunday night suggest that joint-Limerick hurling manager Donal O’Grady has informed the Limerick County Board that he is standing down from his position.

REPORTS late this Sunday night suggest that joint-Limerick hurling manager Donal O’Grady has informed the Limerick County Board that he is standing down from his position.

LeaderSport understands that the Cork man has communicated his decision to Limerick GAA officials, however they have not spoke with O’Grady at this point.

It is uncertain if O’Grady is to continue with a role within the senior hurling management or if he is withdrawing completely.

Last November TJ Ryan and O’Grady were appointed as Limerick’s joint-managers in place of the departing John Allen.

The duo had worked together in 2011 when O’Grady was manager and Ryan a selector.

Limerick were below par in the recent National Hurling League and are to play in the second tier for a fifth successive season as failing to secure promotion when appearing in the driving seat.

Earlier this month Limerick GAA officials were severe in their criticism of the hurlers when debating the NHL at the April County Board meeting.

Limerick play league finalists Tipperary in Thurles on June 1 in the Munster championship semi-final.