Treaty legends take Slieve Bloom reins

January 05, 2018

Ciaran Carey shouts his instructions

Ciaran Carey and Mark Foley will oversee Slieve Bloom's fortunes in this year's Laois intermediate hurling championship.

The high-profile Limerick pair have previous management experience working together with Lixnaw and Kerry. Carey, who oversaw some training sessions as Slieve Bloom captured the 2016 JHC, will act as manager with his former Limerick team-mate Foley on board as Strength & Conditioning coach, according to Laois Today.

Both former Limerick captains, Carey and Foley lined out in the great half-back line of the '90s as the Shannonsiders came close to All-Ireland glory, losing the 1994 final to Offaly and the '96 decider to Wexford. Carey was on the '94 side while both men were on duty two years later.

One of the Treaty County's finest-ever hurlers and widely regarded as the greatest not to have won an All-Ireland, former Limerick U21 and Kerry senior hurling boss Carey represented Limerick for 15 years, winning two Munster titles, two leagues and three All Stars as well as helping Patrickswell to become the dominant club in the county. Foley was twice named an All Star.

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