Highly regarded coach Alan Flynn has left Clare to link up with Cian O’Neill’s backroom team in Kildare.
The Lilywhites have announced that the 2011 Galway U21 football winning manager - who has worked with Colm Collins in the Banner County these past two years - will be part of O'Neill's new-look management set-up for 2019 along with selectors Tom Cribbin and Karl O’Dwyer.
“I am delighted to have Alan join the Senior Football Management Team alongside Tom, Karl and I,” O’Neill said.
“He is a top-class coach with vast experience at all levels within the game – club, colleges, county underage and county senior, and I am sure that his impact on the training pitch will be evident immediately.
“It is a very exciting time for Kildare football following our own journey to the Super 8’s this year and the phenomenal achievement of the U/20’s players and management in winning the All Ireland, so it is our collective responsibility as a Management Team to ensure that we honour this progress and continue to coach to the highest standards, provide the high performance environment that will allow these Kildare players to reach their maximum potential when it matters most (on the field of battle) and ultimately build for a better future for Kildare football.”