JOHN Tuohy has been appointed to succeed Joe Quaid as Limerick camogie manager.
A Patrickswell man and principal of St Paul’s National School in Dooradoyle, Tuohy was a Limerick senior hurling selector under Justin McCarthy in 2010.
He is also a former Limerick and Offaly minor hurling manager.
At club hurling level he guided Bruree to the Limerick SHC in 2006 and has also trained the hurlers of Patrickswell and most recently Granagh-Ballingarry.
Tuohy is to hit the ground running with open trials over the next two weekends.
“We are going to trawl the county for new talent. The County Board have been in contact with clubs of the county and we are inviting players from senior, intermediate and junior clubs to the trials,” explained Tuohy this week.
The open trials take place in UL this Sunday December 6 and on December 13 - both days at 10.30.
“There is some very strong talent out there and there have been very good minor teams last year and this year. We plan to train the senior and junior teams together, so we will be selecting a big panel,” outlined the new manager.
While 2016 will be his first full time venture into camogie management, Tuohy did coach the Crecora side that won the 2014 Limerick junior camogie championship.
As a primary school teacher, Tuohy already knows many of the established Limerick senior camogie players.
“I’d know a lot of them through the Primary Game over the last number of years,” he said.
“The Limerick senior team under Joe Quaid and his selectors have made great strides and camogie has increased in popularity and so has the standard.
“There is a very talented bunch there and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
While Tuohy is still finalising his backroom team he has confirmed Declan Nash as his strength and conditioning coach.
“With the physical fitness we will be getting started in December and throughout January. We will have the league then in February.”