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O'Sullivan assists Kerry minors

Published 02/07/2015 | 02:30

Kerry's Declan O'Sullivan
Kerry's Declan O'Sullivan

Kerry legend Declan O'Sullivan has taken his first steps into coaching teams by helping Jack O'Connor to prepare his minor side for Sunday's Munster MFC final with Tipperary.

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The Dromid Pearses man retired from playing last year but was drafted in by O'Connor as the county look to defend their Munster and All-Ireland titles in the grade.

"Declan has come in on a number of occasions and done drills and some work with the forward line," said member of the management team Eamon Whelan.

"He has been hugely energetic; he has shown a massive passion for the game. "I think that he has been outstanding with the lads and I think that the young fellows have responded to him.

"So as well has helping out, in the semi-final at the Austin Stack Park against Cork (he was) the eye in the stand.

"Declan has added a new dimension and while we as a management team are very happy that we work very well together, we feel that Declan's input has enhanced the preparations.

"To be learning from one of the greatest forwards of the modern era must be a positive."

Irish Independent

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