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No new coach planned for Limerick hurlers after departure of Donal O'Grady

TJ Ryan and Paul Beary will take charge of coaching before their Munster opener against Tipperary.

Limerick lost out to Cork in a challenge game on Saturday night.
Limerick lost out to Cork in a challenge game on Saturday night.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

LIMERICK HAVE NO plans to bring in a new senior hurling coach in the build-up to the Munster championship after the departure of Donal O’Grady in controversial circumstances last week.

The exit of the 2004 Cork All-Ireland winning boss is a major blow to last year’s Munster champions and the Limerick county board had announced that ‘the chairman, secretary and treasurer in consultation with the team management would identify and appoint a hurling coach as a priority’.

But Limerick manager TJ Ryan, who is to continue to steer the county side, revealed after a challenge game on Saturday against Cork in Charleville that they will not now be appointing a new coach.

Instead Ryan and selector Paul Beary, who has been heavily involved in Na Piarsaigh’s recent county and provincial club title runs, will take the coaching as Limerick gear up their preparations for their meeting with Tipperary on June 2nd.

Paul Beary Paul Beary has coached Na Piarsaigh to club success. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

“There won’t be a coach,” revealed Ryan, when speaking to The Limerick Leader.

“With three weeks to go, basically myself and Paul Beary (selector) will be handling it. Paul Beary has handled Na Piarsaigh for two county championships and two Munster clubs and is well capable and is going to help me with the coaching for the next couple of weeks.”

Ryan spoke about how ‘we have to put it behind us’ when referring to the chaotic events last week.

In better news for Limerick, Declan Hannon and Seamus Hickey made their comebacks on Saturday after long-term ankle and cruciate injuries. Cork ran out winners by 3-20 to 3-17 in the challenge game.

TJ Ryan TJ Ryan will focus on Limerick's Munster championship opener against Tipperary. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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