Burns clarifies Hannon's comment on backroom team

June 11, 2024

Limerick captain Declan Hannon lifts the Mick Mackey Cup ©INPHO/James Crombie

GAA President Jarlath Burns has clarified a comment made by Declan Hannon during his acceptance speech following last Sunday's Munster SHC final victory over Clare.

The Limerick captain raised eyebrows when he revealed that there are 53 people in the Limerick backroom team.

''We've a backroom team of 53 people. I'm not gonna thank them all, but I want to thank in particular John Kiely and Paul Kinnerk for everything they do for us," he said.

However, speaking on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland programme, Burns clarified: "I knew he didn't mean that. I'm very often standing beside the captain and I know how nervous it can be.

"I think it's 37 of a panel and 16 of a backroom. He looked at the whole family all as one. If you want to get to the level of Limerick, you don't have to have 53 people."


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