Limerick clubs opt for high profile managers

13 January 2012

Clare's Ger O'Loughlin
The days of the 'outside' manager are well and truly alive in Limerick.

At a time when many clubs opt to appoint a manager from within the club to cut down on costs, a host of Limerick sides have decided that big is beautiful and went for high profile manager.

Adare have re-appointed former Clare manager Ger O'Loughlin, while Croom have turned to former All-Ireland winning Galway defender Sean Treacy.

Former Clare All-Star Brian Lohan will be in charge of Patrickswell for the coming year, while his county colleague Tony Considine remains at the helm of Kilmallock.

Sean Stack is staying with county champions Na Piarsaigh, while Effin retain Peter Finn's services for their first year in the senior championship.

Another ex-Clare player Brian Kennedy takes over the reins at Granagh-Ballingarry, while former Limerick selector Liam Garvey is the new manager of Hospital-Herbertstown.

Only three clubs Bruree, Knockainey and Murroe-Boher have yet to appoint new managers.