Ciaran Carey steps down as Kerry hurling manager
Ciaran Carey will not continue in his role as Kerry hurling manager, the Kerry County Board announced tonight.
Carey took over the Kingdom in October 2015 and enjoyed a promising season in charge, maintaining the team's Division 1B status while also beating Carlow in the Leinster Championship.
In a statement released this evening, Carey cited 'increased work commitments' as the reason for his departure.
“Due to increased work commitments, I am unable to give the necessary time required to manage the Kerry Senior Hurling team for the coming season," Carey said.
"I wish to thank my management team, the full panel of players and the backroom team for their support and commitment in delivering a very successful 2016 season which resulted in Kerry maintaining their Division 1B Allianz League and Senior Championship status.
"I also wish to thank the Kerry County Board for their full support and provision of all the necessary backup required to perform the job. Finally, I would like to wish the Kerry players the very best for the coming season ”.