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Brian Whelahan to be named Offaly hurling manager

Offaly’s selection committee have put the Birr legend forward for a two-year term.

Whelahan: won two All-Irelands as a player.
Whelahan: won two All-Irelands as a player.
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OFFALY GREAT BRIAN Whelahan is set to be the next manager of the county’s senior hurlers.

The Faithful legend has been recommended for a two-year term by the county board selection committee.

Whelahan, 42, was part of the All-Ireland winning teams of 1994 and 1998 and holds the distinction of being the only modern-day hurler named on the Team of the Millennium.

He retired from inter-county hurling in 2006 but continued to play at club level for Birr.

Pauraic Boland, Tommy Byrne, Michael Coughlan and Paddy Scales have put forward Whelahan as the man to succeed Ollie Baker. Baker’s two-year term ended with defeat to Waterford in the qualifiers earlier this summer.

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