Sunday 22 September 2019

John Kiely reappointed as Limerick hurling manager

John Kiely has been reappointed as Limerick hurling manager. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
John Kiely has been reappointed as Limerick hurling manager. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

John Kiely will be re-appointed as Limerick hurling manager at a county board meeting this evening.

Kiely who has masterminded All-Ireland, league and Munster titles for his county in the last 13 months, is set for another term.

Kiely will have to introduce a new strength and conditioning coach after Joe O'Connor's decision to step away in the wake of this year's championship.

The Rathkeale native has played a big part in Limerick's rise in hurling over the last few years, having previously worked with the Kerry footballers and Clare hurlers when Davy Fitzgerald was in charge.

Limerick lost out to Kilkenny in an epic All-Ireland semi-final at the end of July but up to that point had been the most formidable side in the game, crushing future All-Ireland champions by 12 points in the Munster final.

Limerick clubs were notified of tonight's meeting at which Kiely's re-appointment is the only item on the agenda.

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