Wednesday 13 December 2017

Clare manager quits after Galway thrashing

Clare hurling manager Ger O'Loughlin. Photo: Sportsfile
Clare hurling manager Ger O'Loughlin. Photo: Sportsfile reporters

Ger O'Loughlin has stepped down as Clare hurling manager.

He follows in the footsteps of Offaly’s Joe Dooley and Wexford’s Colm Bonnar, who have already stepped down this season.

He failed to win a championship game during his shot reign.

O’Loughlin was an All-Ireland winner in 1995 and 1997. He was appointed manager after winning club title with both Clarecastle and Adare.

But last weekend’s 17-point thrashing at the hands of Galway appears to have been the final straw.

"I'll have a very serious think about it now. It's like everything else, you give your heart and soul for the two years,” O’Loughlin said after the Pearse Stadium clash.

"We need an injection again now of five or six 18, 19, 20-year-olds in the next year or two.’’

But he predicted: ‘‘Clare will win something in the next maybe three years."

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