Limerick manager John Kiely believes the continue sponsorship of the county’s academy teams shouldn’t be under estimated.
Kiely was speaking after it was announced that corrugated packaging company Rigid Containers Ireland Ltd had extended its support to Limerick GAA's Underage Academy teams - for the third consecutive year sponsoring the underage team jersey.
Kiely told the Limerick Leader that supporting the academies was essential for the future development of Limerick hurling.
“The importance of the Academy structure and the work the coaches within that structure do with the young Limerick players in their skill development, game management, strength and conditioning and personal development off the pitch is absolutely essential in ensuring the continued player growth that will see these players emerge from the academy ready to perform at the highest level for their county,” said Kiely.
“Were it not for the Academy structure of the last ten years we would not have seen the current senior team success.”Tweet