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Waterford All-Star winner set to become new Kerry senior hurling manager

Stephen Molumphy is in line to succeed Fintan O’Connor.

Stephen Molumphy.
Stephen Molumphy.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

FORMER WATERFORD PLAYER Stephen Molumphy is set to become the new Kerry senior hurling manager.

Molumphy, an All-Star winner in 2007, has been proposed as manager for a two-year term, subject to ratification by the Kerry county committee later this month.

He will succeed Fintan O’Connor in the role. O’Connor departed the position last month after being in charge for the last five years, guiding them to the last two Joe McDonagh Cup finals where they were defeated by Antrim and Westmeath.

Waterford duo Pat Bennett and Shane Briggs are set to join Molumphy as part of his management team, while another Kerry-based selector will be added in the coming weeks. It is also understood that goalkeeping coach Noel Considine, who was previously part of the Wexford setup under Davy Fitzgerald, will be involved. 

Molumphy has been a member of the Defence Forces since 2002, serving both at home and overseas. His playing career saw him star for Waterford and captain the Deise, most notably to Munster glory in 2010.

waterford-captain-stephen-molumphy-lifts-the-cup Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Molumphy won two Munster senior medals (2007 and 2010), a National League (2007) and an All-Star award (2007) during his career with Waterford, before retiring in October 2014.

He has been involved in selector and coaching roles at senior hurling level with Wexford in 2019 and with Waterford in 2020.

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