Monday 19 March 2018

Brudair poised to take Treaty football reins

Jackie Cahill

JOHN BRUDAIR is expected to be named Limerick's new football manager by the weekend.

It was revealed at a county board meeting on Tuesday that a name will be put forward for ratification imminently, and it is understood that Brudair – who sought the job in the past – will take over the role vacated by Maurice Horan.

Brudair recently led St Patrick's to the Limerick SFC final, and a football board sub-committee has monitored him closely in recent weeks. Brudair may bring in former Limerick defender Tommy Stack to his back-room team. The pair are Dromcollogher-Broadford clubmates, and Stack has managed the Limerick ladies footballers.

Brudair would be a popular choice. Along with coach Ned English, Brudair guided Dromcollogher-Broadford to successive Limerick SFC crowns in 2008 and '09 and the Munster club championship in '08.

Meanwhile, Limerick chiefs informed Tuesday's board meeting that a successor to John Allen as senior hurling team manager will be in place shortly.

A number of candidates have been linked with the position, including Liam Sheedy and Cork trio Ger Cunningham, Donal Óg Cusack and Donal O'Grady.

Irish Independent

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