Allen's appointment in Limerick ratified
FORMER Cork boss John Allen was unanimously ratified to take the reins as Limerick hurling manager in succession to Donal O'Grady.
Allen's back-up team was also confirmed. Ciaran Carey is the sole remaining selector from this season, while Eamonn Meskell of Ahane and John Kiely from Garryspillane take over from TJ Ryan and Pat Heffernan.
The new coach will be Donnacha O'Donnell whom chairman Liam Lenihan said was a native of Cork and lives in county Tipperary, and is a friend of Allen's.