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Horan 'delighted' with Treaty extension

Maurice Horan has been reappointed as Limerick football boss for another two years.

The Mayo native's initial two-year deal as manager ended after his side lost out to Kildare in the third round of the qualifiers in July.

Horan, who previously served as selector under Mickey Ned O'Sullivan, was the only name put to the Limerick football board for the position this week and will be officially ratified into the position at the October meeting of the county board.

"I am thrilled to be involved again next year. The last couple of years have been very encouraging and the number of young lads putting their hands up to play football for Limerick is a real boost," said Horan.

In his first year in charge of the Treaty men, Horan led Limerick to their first All-Ireland quarter-final, where they eventually lost to Kerry.

This year, Kildare needed extra-time to kill off their challenge, but Horan thinks his youthful side can flourish.

"There is plenty of talent in the county and I think if we manage to mix the senior squad with the young lads, we can perform more consistently.

"I am delighted to take on the job again -- we have a lot to build on."

Meanwhile, Tom McGlinchey has been appointed Limerick U-21 football boss after serving the last two years as minor manager, while Dermot Casey takes charge of the minors.

Irish Independent