Sunday 17 December 2017

Donal O'Grady and TJ Ryan confirmed as new Limerick hurling bosses

Donal O'Grady. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile
Donal O'Grady. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

The Limerick County Board have voted in favour of appointing Donal O'Grady and TJ Ryan as joint managers of the Limerick hurlers for the next two years as expected.

Paul Beary and Mark Lyons will join the management team as selectors.

Lyons was the county's physical trainer this year and his services have been retained.

O'Grady and Ryan have built a close working relationship since the former Cork winning All-Ireland manager's one-year stint with Limerick.

After his departure from Limerick, O'Grady returned to work as a hurling pundit with RTE, while Ryan has since managed north Cork outfit Kilworth and was Limerick U21 manager last year. The duo replace John Allen who led Limerick to their first Munster title in 17 years this year.

Elsewhere in GAA news, Fermanagh have confirmed that Pete McGrath will take over from Peter Canavan as manager of their senior football side.

McGrath is one of the most experienced managers in the game having led Down to two All-Ireland titles in the early 90s during a 13-year stint in charge of the Mourne men.

He also managed Ireland's International Rules team twice in 2004 and 2005.

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