Limerick GAA confirm Billy Lee's senior football management team

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Limerick confirm Billy Lee's senior football management team

Limerick football manager Billy Lee

LIMERICK'S senior football management is to be rubber-stamped at a County Board meeting next week.

Billy Lee was confirmed to remain as manager back in September but his backroom team was to be reshaped after the departure of trainer Paudie Kissane.

Entering his third season as county manager, Lee's backroom team will be brought before a Football Committee meeting before being proposed at a County Board meeting.

Kilmallock's Adrian O'Brien is the new team strength and conditioning coach.

Completing the backroom team are former Limerick dual player Brian Begley and two former county football goalkeepers Sean Kiely and Seamus O'Donnell. Begley and O'Donnell were part of the out-going management.

Begley will be head coach, assisted by Kiely and O'Donnell. It is also understood that manager Billy Lee plans to be more active on the coaching field for the season ahead.

Limerick are back in training and begin their 2019 season on Sunday January 6 in Rathkeale's Mick Neville Park at 2pm.

Elsewhere, Jerry O'Sullivan is to be the new Limerick U-20 football manager.

O'Sullivan has managed Kerry's Firies club and Kingdom senior divisional side East Kerry in recent times but is a former Limerick minor football manager - 2015 and 2016.

O'Sullivan's backroom team is yet to be finalised.

O'Sullivan replaces a fellow Kerry native Martin Horgan. Horgan departed Limerick to join up with Liam Kearns' Tipperary senior football management, where is joins departed Limerick senior trainer Paudie Kissane.

Limerick play Tipperary in the 2019 EirGrid Munster U-20 Football Championship.