League of Ireland

Friday 11 July 2014

Kilbane enters race to take over on Shannonside

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Published 14/12/2012|05:00

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KEVIN KILBANE has emerged as a shock contender for the vacant manager's job at Limerick.

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The former Ireland international retired from football last weekend and was expected to embark on a career in the media as he considered whether he would go into coaching at a later date.

But, after former Hull City boss Phil Brown withdrew from the race to succeed Pat Scully, the 110-cap former Ireland winger has become a contender for the position.

Former St Patrick's Athletic manager Johnny McDonnell is also understood to be in contention for the newly-promoted side who are expected to play their home matches at Thomond Park next year.

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has been banned for one match after admitting an English FA charge of using abusive and/or insulting words to an official. The 31-year-old "reluctantly" accepted the punishment – and an £8,000 fine – after the charge arose from an incident after City's derby defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

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