Limerick add former dual player and Cork All-Ireland winner to football backroom team

LIMERICK ARE TO add former senior dual player Brian Begley and Cork All-Ireland winner Paudie Kissane to their backroom team under new manager Billy Lee.

The new management team was unveiled last night at a Limerick football committee meeting before going forward for ratification next week at a meeting of the Limerick county board.

Lee had been widely tipped for the role recent weeks. He served as a senior selector previously under Liam Kearns, is a former county U21 manager and was involved with Kerry club Austin Stacks this season.


The Limerick Leader has reported that Begley and Kissane are to be brought on board as a selector and coach respectively while Ricky Ronayne will also be a selector.

Begley is a former Limerick senior dual player and the Mungret club man lined out in the 2007 All-Ireland senior hurling final at full-forward against Kilkenny.

Kissane was part of Cork’s 2010 All-Ireland final triumph as a player while in recent seasons he has been involved in coaching with the Clare senior footballers in 2014 and the Cork senior footballers this season.

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Ronayne coached Monaleen to the Limerick senior football title this year while Barry Fitzpatrick, who was part of that Monaleen team, will be the squad’s strength and conditioning coach.


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Monaleen celebrate their recent Limerick senior success

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Fitzpatrick filled that strenght and conditioning in recent years with Clare U21 and intermediate hurling sides, while he is also a former Limerick senior footballer.

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