Search continues for new Limerick football manager

Jerome O'Connell

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Jerome O'Connell

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Search continues for new Limerick football manager

THE wait for a new Limerick senior football manager won’t come to an end at Tuesday’s October County Board meeting.

It was hoped that a proposed candidate to replace John Brudair would be ready for ratification at the Claughaun meeting but it now appears that the deliberations of the six-man Management Selection Committee are on-going.

However, the meeting will be updated on the situations regarding the Limerick U-21 and minor hurling managements and perhaps confirm the final selector for John Kiely’s senior hurling management.

The elevation of Kiely to the senior role necessitated a new U-21 hurling manager.

The Management Selection Committee (Oliver Mann, Mike O’Riordan, Joe McKenna, Bernard Duggan and Brendan O’Connor) who proposed the senior manager are under-taking the new U-21 management search.

An update on the end-of-season review with the county minor hurling management is also expected. Recent days have seen Limerick minor hurling coach Anthony Daly linked with a return to his native Clare. His speculated backroom team includes current South Liberties hurling coach Tommy Dunne and current UL Fitzgibbon Cup manager Brian Lohan.

Meanwhile, the search the new football manager is now entering it’s second month. A six man committee is in place to source the new manager - John Cregan, Gerry Phillips, Liam O’Sullivan, Mike Mullane, Billy Lee and Stephen Lucey.

While Declan Brouder is to continue as Limerick U-21 football manager a new backroom team is to be unveiled.

It is understood that the senior, U-21 and minor football managements will be all proposed at the same meeting.

That meeting is now likely to be an extra County Board meeting in the month of November, which is usually free.

The new minor football management is to be sourced by the Under Football Academy Implementation Group, which is headed-up by Muiris Gavin, along with John Cregan, Colette O’Grady, Gerry Philips and Mike O’Riordan.