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3-time All-Ireland winner brought on board as Jack O'Connor confirmed as Kerry U20 boss

Glenfesk man John Crowley has replaced Declan O’Sullivan in O’Connor’s backroom team.

JACK O’CONNOR HAS been confirmed as manager of the Kerry U20 football side on a two-year term.

The Dromid Pearses man was in charge of the U21s since 2016, but that grade will be replaced by the U20s from 2018. The competition will run from June to August, with any player named on a senior inter-county panel ineligible for the new competition.

Declan O’Sullivan has departed O’Connor’s backroom team and he’ll be replaced by three-time senior All-Ireland winner John Crowley.

The incoming Glenfesk man played for the Kingdom from 1995 to 2004, while he also played in the Irish International Rules tour to Australia in 2001. Micheál O’Shea (Castlegregory) and Eamon Whelan (St Senans) are the other selectors.

O’Connor has won three senior and two minor All-Irelands with Kerry since 2004. Earlier this year he led the U21s to their first Munster title since 2008, before they fell to Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.

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