Ciaran Carey gets new management role in Limerick

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Ciaran Carey
CIARAN Carey has been confirmed as the new manager of his native Patrickswell.

CIARAN Carey has been confirmed as the new manager of his native Patrickswell.

And, Carey is to have his former Limerick team-mate Mark Foley as coach to the club’s senior hurlers.

Former colleagues in the Limerick half back line, Carey and Foley worked together throughout 2014.

Carey was Limerick U-21 manager and Foley was among his selectors.

When Limerick departed the Munster U-21 championship the duo became joint-managers of Lixnaw and guided them to the Kerry SHC title.

Carey was also manager of the Granagh-Ballingarry side that won the Limerick senior club championship this year.

Carey previously managed in the Limerick SHC when at the helm of Tournafulla in 2007.

The duo replace Natal O’Grady in The Well. They haven’t reached the knockout stages in the past two seasons but did win both County Cup titles.

Another Patrickswell man on the move is Gary Kirby.

The former Limerick coach has confirmed his departure from Bruff after three seasons.

He guided them back to the senior ranks this Autumn and to victory in the final of the Premier IHC against Croom.

Also confirming their management team for 2015 are Na Piarsaigh.

Shane O’Neill remains as manager with former Clare and Offaly coach Alan Cunningham as coach.

Like their fellow parishioners Ballybrown have also changed for 2015 with Tipperary’s Eoin Brislane their new manager/coach.

The Toomevara man is a former Tipperary senior camogie manager.

South Liberties are another club with new management.

After six seasons with the club Sean Hehir has departed.

It is understood that he is to be replaced by Seamus Gleeson of Tipperary’s Kildangan.

Gleeson has been involved with senior club teams in Offaly and Laois in recent seasons.

Adare, Ahane and Croom are among the clubs in the process of finalising their managers and coaches, while most will assume that Ger O’Loughlin will again be continuing with Kilmallock.