Limerick hurling coach takes up Kerry football role

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Limerick hurling coach takes up Kerry football role

Joe O'Connor, who works on RTE Ireland's Fittest Family show

LIMERICK senior hurling strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor has been appointed as Kerry Football Head of Athletic Development.

However, he remains 100% committed to Limerick according to hurling manager John Kiely.

“Joe’s role with us with remain the very same as before – 100%,” Kiely told LeaderSport.

“He has already been working extremely hard getting everything in place for the last six or seven weeks,” he outlined.

“Yes he has taken up a role with Kerry but he will be at all our sessions. That’s his work – he runs a gym. It’s really a consultancy basis with them and he won’t have a pitch commitment,” said John Kiely.

O’Connor, is to work with Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s Kerry seniors and all their inter-county sides down to their Underage Development squads.

The Rathkeale native is entering his third season with the Limerick senior hurlers as S&C coach.

O’Connor has previously worked with the Clare and Waterford hurlers under Davy Fitzgerald and previously had a role with the Kerry footballers.