Former All-Ireland winning centre-back and three-time All-Star Seánie McMahon has joined the management team of the Clare U21 hurlers as they bid to retain their crown as All-Ireland champions in 2015.
Donal Moloney will continue as manager of the side, despite the departures of Joint Manager Gerry O’Connor, trainer Paul Kinnerk and selector/goalkeeper coach Jimmy Browne in October.
Former intermediate hurler with the Banner and Broadford clubman Kieran Corcoran comes into the setup as selector. Beagh native and trainer with county finalists Crusheen, Kevin O’Grady also joins Moloney’s new look management.
It is expected that O’Grady will serve as team trainer and he looks set to continue in his role as Crusheen coach for the coming season also. Both McMahon and Corcoran have been heavily involved in the development squads in Clare which have served as an excellent platform for the all-conquering underage sides in recent years.
Their appointment was announced at the annual County Convention of the Clare County Board which took place at Auburn Lodge Hotel in Ennis on Thursday evening.
Trials have taken place for the 2015 squad and the panel for the coming season has been selected with a large number of the 2014 minor panel getting the call up as the new management attempt to build on the fantastic accolades won by the Clare U21’s in recent years.