Dooley to lead the Faithful

14 February 2011

Offaly's Shane Dooley
Shane Dooley has been confirmed as Offaly hurling captain for 2011.

The forward ace hit six points in his side's Allianz NHL opening weekend defeat to Cork on Sunday.

Ahead of that game, the Tullamore man - son of manager Joe - was confirmed as the Offaly captain for the coming year.

He succeeds Brian Carroll as skipper and becomes the latest member of the Dooley clan to lead Offaly, with Joe and Johnny having served as captain in the 1990s.

Dooley has plenty of leadership experience, having captained Tullamore to the Offaly senior hurling championship in 2009.

Dooley Snr also confirmed that Joe Bergin will take on the role of vice-captain this year.