Wednesday 28 September 2016

Critchley and Kelly in

Published 03/11/2015 | 02:30

Laois manager Pat Critchley
Laois manager Pat Critchley

Pat Critchley will manage Leinster's Railway Cup hurlers this year as they bid for back-to-back wins.

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Laois' only ever hurling AllStar will be assisted by Dublin's Ciaran Hetherton and Carnew legend Don Hyland, the first Wicklow hurler to win an Inter-provincial hurling medal.

Meath's Sean Kelly, who worked under both Eamonn O'Brien and Mick O'Dowd with the Royal seniors, will take charge of the footballers.

Leinster haven't claimed Railway Cup honours since 2006 and Offaly's Vinny Claffey and Kildare talisman Johnny Doyle will act as selectors for the bumper GAA weekend on December 5 and 6, which will see both Leinster sides facing Munster.

Elsewhere, the winners of Friday night's Waterford SFC final (8.0) between Stradbally and Ballinacourty will have less than 24 hours to recover.

The victors face a stiff task when they welcome Cork champions Nemo Rangers to Fraher Field on Saturday evening (7.0).

Irish Independent

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