Thursday 12 December 2019

Limerick turn to rookie Barrett

Former Limerick manager Neil McDonald (pictured) has been replaced by Tommy Barrett. Photo: Sportsfile
Former Limerick manager Neil McDonald (pictured) has been replaced by Tommy Barrett. Photo: Sportsfile

Limerick have appointed U-19 boss Tommy Barrett as their new manager.

The former Limerick player has been promoted to the role after the surprise departure of Englishman Neil McDonald to become the assistant manager at League One side Scunthorpe.

Concerns still linger about Limerick's well-being with owner Pat O'Sullivan admitting that he was willing to talk with investors because his current level of investment was unsustainable.

Limerick have kicked off pre-season with a small squad and a move for Cork City striker Connor Ellis is in doubt

Meanwhile, ex-Limerick midfielder Stephen Kenny is set to sign for Galway United, who are also keen on Shamrock Rovers striker Sean Boyd.

Galway manager Shane Keegan has already completed a move for goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan after his release from Huddersfield. The 20-year-old hails from Limerick.

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