JOHN BRUDAIR is expected to be named Limerick's new football manager by the weekend.
It was revealed at a county board meeting on Tuesday that a name will be put forward for ratification imminently, and it is understood that Brudair – who sought the job in the past – will take over the role vacated by Maurice Horan.
Brudair recently led St Patrick's to the Limerick SFC final, and a football board sub-committee has monitored him closely in recent weeks. Brudair may bring in former Limerick defender Tommy Stack to his back-room team. The pair are Dromcollogher-Broadford clubmates, and Stack has managed the Limerick ladies footballers.
Brudair would be a popular choice. Along with coach Ned English, Brudair guided Dromcollogher-Broadford to successive Limerick SFC crowns in 2008 and '09 and the Munster club championship in '08.
Meanwhile, Limerick chiefs informed Tuesday's board meeting that a successor to John Allen as senior hurling team manager will be in place shortly.
A number of candidates have been linked with the position, including Liam Sheedy and Cork trio Ger Cunningham, Donal Óg Cusack and Donal O'Grady.