Friday 23 August 2019

Storey to take Wicklow hurling reins

Martin Storey is to be the new manager of Wicklow’s county senior hurling team
Martin Storey is to be the new manager of Wicklow’s county senior hurling team
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Former Wexford All-Ireland-winning captain Martin Storey is to be the new manager of Wicklow's county senior hurling team.

It is his first foray into senior inter-county management though he has been Wexford minor manager and Oulart-The Ballagh club manager in recent years.

Storey, an All-Ireland winner in 1996, takes over from Casey O'Brien and is due to be ratified at next Monday night's meeting of the county board.

Meanwhile, William Maher has been appointed Tipperary U-21 hurling manager for 2016.

The 1996 All-Ireland minor-winning captain was confirmed last night as successor to TJ Connolly.

Maher led Tipp to All-Ireland minor glory in 2012 before he worked alongside Waterford senior boss Derek McGrath as assistant manager in 2014. Michael Ryan's senior management team was also confirmed last night with John Madden and Declan Fanning on board.

Tipperary champions Thurles Sarsfields' Munster club hurling championship match with Na Piarsaigh, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed for a week due to the tragic death of one of their selectors Jack Griffin.

Griffin was struck by a car while out jogging near Thurles last weekend.

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In Donegal, football manager Rory Gallagher has added former Sligo footballer Brendan Kilcoyne to his backroom team.

Kilcoyne has been based in Letterkenny and has been involved with the St Eunan's club in the town for many years as both player and manager.

Kilcoyne will take over from former Glenswilly manager Gary McDaid who has stepped away.

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