Tuesday 17 September 2019

Donal Óg Cusack expected to end his role as Clare coach and selector - report

Donal Óg Cusack
Donal Óg Cusack
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Donal Óg Cusack's time with the Clare hurlers is expected to end today, according to reports.

The Irish Examiner are reporting that the three-time All-Ireland winner has stepped down from his role with the Banner and his departure will be confirmed later today when Clare joint managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor meet the county board this evening.

There has been a lot of speculation in recent weeks that Cusack was no longer involved with Clare's preparations for 2018 and was absent from a meeting of players and management in the past week.

Clare are due to travel to Boston next month to take part in the Fenway Hurling Classic alongside Dublin, Tipperary and Galway.

Cusack retired from hurling in 2013 and spent three years as a pundit on the Sunday Game before joining the Clare backroom team.

He also been on the board of Sport Ireland since October 2015.

Cusack has come under criticism is recent weeks after he wrote a character reference for paedophile Tom Humphries.

He has apologised for his lack of judgment in writing the letter.

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