Friday 15 November 2019

Sherlock set to take Lilies reins

Cliona Foley

Kildare are expected to name a new hurling boss today with Tipperary native Bertie Sherlock tipped to replace Michael O'Riordan, who stood down earlier this week.

The Lilywhites are due to play Kerry in the Christy Ring Cup tomorrow week, so replacing O'Riordan is a matter of urgency. It is believed that a meeting between county officials and a prospective new manager took place last night, but officials remained tight-lipped beforehand.

Sherlock has been involved with Waterford's senior hurlers, the Clare camogie team and the Confey club in Kildare and he is believed to be the players' choice to take over.

Another inter-county hurling team who are still rudderless are Westmeath, following the departure of Brendan Martin last weekend.

Westmeath chairman Tom Farrell said yesterday that he was "hopeful" that they would have someone new in charge "early next week".

Westmeath are believed to have approached former boss -- and current Roscommon manager -- Seamus Qualter, but he has ruled himself out.

Irish Independent

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