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Dr Crokes appoint Martin Byrnes as new boss

The Killarney side have wasted no time in naming a new manager.

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KERRY CLUB KINGPINS Dr Crokes have tonight appointed a new senior football manager.

Martin Byrnes has been chosen as the man to lead the Killarney outfit after the departure of joint bosses, Noel O’Leary and Vince Casey recently.

“We wish Martin every good wish,” a club statement reads, “as he takes up his new post and assure him of the support of the entire club and we look forward to another successful year for our senior team.”

Byrnes played both football and hurling with Crokes and was on the panel that won the All-Ireland Club Championship in 1992 before coaching a various levels, they say.

He will now focus on uniting a dressing-room which was reported, within the county, to have played a part in the exit of the previous management ticket.

O’Leary and Casey held the reigns at Dr Crokes for two seasons, leading them to two county and a pair of provincial titles.

Byrnes will hope to go one better and claim an All-Ireland but he’ll have to begin his reign without talismanic forward Colm Copper who faces a long road back from injury.

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