Sunday 18 August 2019

O'Connor takes reins in Kildare

Kildare have confirmed Jack O’Connor as their new senior football manager. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Kildare have confirmed Jack O’Connor as their new senior football manager. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Kildare have confirmed Jack O'Connor as their new senior football manager.

As first revealed in the Irish Independent last week, O'Connor's name will go before the next meeting of the county board for ratification as Cian O'Neill's successor.

O'Connor will bring a wealth of experience to Kildare where he already has a connection through a coaching involvement with Moorefield, the current county champions.

His sons, Cian and Éanna, have been involved with the Newbridge club for the last number of years.

O'Connor won All-Ireland titles with Kerry in 2004, 2006 and 2009 and has since followed up with All-Ireland minor titles with his native county in 2014 and 2015.

He has spent the last four years as Kerry U-20 manager without adding to his All-Ireland success rate.

O'Connor has retired from teaching and once Kildare established that he had an interest in the role, he was always the likely candidate.

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