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Michael Fennelly captained Ballyhale Shamrocks to AIB All Ireland club glory in March.
Michael Fennelly captained Ballyhale Shamrocks to AIB All Ireland club glory in March.

Michael Fennelly proposed as new Offaly manager


By Cian O'Connell

The Offaly GAA Management Committee are recommending the appointment of Michael Fennelly as the new manager of the senior hurling team in the Faithful county.

Fennelly, who won eight All Ireland medals with Kilkenny, is set to be granted a two year term with Offaly.

A statement from Offaly GAA was released on Tuesday evening. "The aim of this appointment is to bring pride and stability back to the Offaly jersey with the support of Michael and his backroom team," the statement said. 

"Michael brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and competence in all aspects of the modern-day team preparation. This is a challenging task and to be successful it will need the support of the players, their families, the clubs and all the people involved in Offaly GAA."

The four time AIB All Ireland club winner with Ballyhale Shamrocks will confirm his selectors shortly.

"Michael is due to ratify his backroom team in the coming weeks," the statement continued. "This is a very important time for Offaly hurling and we want to wish Michael all the best over the coming year with his backroom team and new panel of players."

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