All-Ireland hurling winner gets new full-time coaching role in Limerick's inner city

Jerome O'Connell

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Full-time coaching role for Limerick All-Ireland hurling winner

Paul Browne

LIMERICK GAA have appointed former inter-county hurler Paul Browne as a new full-time Hurling Development Officer for Northside Regeneration area.

The 2018 All-Ireland SHC winner will work with primary and secondary schools and clubs on the northside of Limerick city in an attempt to rejuvenate hurling in that part of the inner city.

Browne moves into the role after a number of years as GAA Development Officer in LIT.

The recently retired inter-county star is also to take up a new role within the Limerick Underage Hurling Academy.

"I am only one week in the GDA role in the Northside Regeneration position so I am just introducing myself to people at this stage and putting plans and structures in place, Paul Browne told LeaderSport.

"I will meet with the various stakeholders from the schools, communities, the Gardai, the Regeneration Office and the Limerick Council and see what the views of people are and what they think I can help with," outlined the former Limerick midfield star.

"I also hope to work with placement students from LIT as part of the GAA scholarship scheme which is part of the naming rights in the LIT Gaelic Grounds," he added.

The Bruff clubman only retired from the inter-county scene in November after 11 seasons at senior level in green and white with over 30 championship appearances.

With Limerick, Browne was a member of the 2018 All-Ireland SHC winning panel and also won 2013 and 2019 Munster SHC medals, a 2019 Allianz League title and a 2011 Division Two Allianz League title.