Clare All-Ireland winner Brendan Bugler has taken the reins of Offaly senior hurling side Birr for 2021.
Having retired from duty with the Banner County in 2017, Bugler has been involved with Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford as a coach in recent years.
Birr GAA confirmed yesterday via Twitter that the Whitegate will be steering their ship next season, with former Roscommon GAA head of athletic performance David Mannix also on board as strength and conditioning coach.
Birr reached the Offaly SHC final in 2019 and will be amongst the favourites to land the Sean Robbins Cup next year.
We are delighted to announce former Clare star Brendan Bugler as our senior manager for 2021.— Birr GAA (@BirrCLG) December 28, 2020
Dave Mannix (Head of Athletic Performance with Roscommon GAA) will work with him as strength and conditioning coach.
We wish Brendan and his team the best of luck for 2021 #biorraabú pic.twitter.com/LznTjEyI4v