CIARAN Carey has stepped down as Kerry hurling manager.
The Patrickswell man confirmed his departure with a statement released by Kerry GAA this Sunday evening.
“Due to increased work commitments, I am unable to give the necessary time required to manage the Kerry Senior Hurling team for the coming season,” confirmed the former Limerick senior hurling selector.
The Limerick hero was joined in the Kerry backroom team by another Shannonside hero Mark Foley. They were appointed just over one year ago after they had also teamed up to lead Patrickswell to the 2015 Limerick SHC final.
John Kiely’s Limerick hurlers play Kerry in round two of Divisaion 1B of the Allianz League. The game is set to take place in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday February 19 at 2.00.
“I wish to thank my management team, the full panel of players and the backroom team for their support and commitment in delivering a very successful 2016 season which resulted in Kerry maintaining their Division 1B Allianz League and Senior Championship status,” said Carey.
“I also wish to thank the Kerry County Board for their full support and provision of all the necessary backup required to perform the job. Finally, I would like to wish the Kerry players the very best for the coming season.”
In the statement concluded with Kerry County Board thanking ‘Ciarán and his management team of Mark Foley, James McCarthy and Mike Conway for their time, dedication and commitment during the past year’.