Saturday 3 December 2016

Quaid linked to Offaly hot-seat

Published 28/07/2015 | 02:30

Former Limerick goalkeeper Joe Quaid is a favourite for vacant Offaly hurling management position
Former Limerick goalkeeper Joe Quaid is a favourite for vacant Offaly hurling management position

Former Limerick goalkeeper Joe Quaid has emerged as a front-runner for the vacant Offaly hurling management position

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Quaid, Limerick's goalkeeper when they won Munster titles in 1994 and '96 before losing All-Ireland finals to Offaly and Wexford, has built up an extensive inter-county management portfolio in recent years, enjoying success at various levels in hurling and camogie. He has also managed a range of Limerick clubs.

The Offaly vacancy arose following the departure of Brian Whelahan earlier this month.

Whelahan had been in charge for two years but could not reverse the fortunes as the Faithful County lost to Laois in a Leinster Championship this year for the first time since 1972 before being well beaten in the qualifiers by Clare.

Quaid was Limerick's All-Ireland U-16 title-winning hurling coach in 2012 and then turned his attentions to camogie, helping the county to minor and intermediate success in 2014. Former Kerry manager Eamonn Kelly, a native of Tipperary, has also been linked with the position.

Irish Independent

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