Limerick hurling has been dealt a huge blow after John Allen announced that he has decided to step down as their senior inter-county manager after two years in charge.
The Corkman leaves after leading the Treaty men to a first Munster Crown in 17 years this summer.
Their championship was ended when they were well beaten by Clare in their All-Ireland Semi-Final when Limerick failed to show their true colours.
There had been speculation that Allen was about to end his tenure as Limerick boss and will no doubtedly be linked with the vacant Waterford managerial position in the coming weeks.
Club delegates were informed at a county board meeting by Limerick GAA chiefs of Allen’s decision this evening.