Downey commits to another season with Kilkenny

November 22, 2018

Kilkenny manager Ann Downey.
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Ann Downey will remain in charge of Kilkenny’s senior camogie team for a fourth season.

This past September saw the Cats suffer a second All-Ireland final loss at the hands of Cork and, as a result, there had been question marks over whether or not Downey would remain at the helm for another year.

However, speaking to RTE Sport, newly appointed Kilkenny secretary Sheila Norris confirmed that the 12-time All-Ireland winner will be staying in her post for the forthcoming season at least.

"Ann has been appointed for just 2019 as she prefers to operate on a year by year basis," said Norris.

"I’m sure that everybody with an interest in Kilkenny camogie is delighted that Ann is staying on, as she has done so much for the county both in terms of her own playing career and in her role as the manager of the team."

Having previously managed her native county from 2007 to 2011, Downey led the black and ambers to All-Ireland glory in her first year back at the helm in 2016.

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