Thursday 14 December 2017

Former Banner hero Lynch joins St thomas'

Colin Lynch in action for Clare in 2008
Colin Lynch in action for Clare in 2008
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

All-Ireland winning former Clare midfielder Colin Lynch has linked up with reigning All-Ireland club hurling champions St Thomas' for 2015, writes Colm Keys.

Lynch, who won the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1997, will join John Burke's back-room team as St Thomas' set about regaining their Galway crown.

St Thomas' beat Kilcormac-Killoughey in the All-Ireland club final on St Patrick's Day, but subsequently lost their county title when beaten by Portuma after a semi-final replay.

Another man associated with that 1997 Clare success is also bound for a top Galway club. Tony Considine, a selector under Ger Loughnane, who went on to win county titles in Limerick with Garryspillane and Kilmallock, is to take over as manager of Turloughmore -- the club of former Galway captain Fergal Moore and one of the most promising teams in the country.

Considine guided Garryspillane to the 2005 Limerick senior title before following up with 2010 and 2012 successes with Kilmallock. In between, he spent a year in charge of his native Clare.

Former Clare player Stephen McNamara, who won an All-Ireland medal in 1995, has joined the back-room team of the Westmeath hurlers.

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