Currid departs from Limerick, but Kiely to stay for 2024

Limerick hurling manager John Kiely. Photo: Diarmuid Greene.

CLUB delegates to this week’s County Board gave universal approval for the management of the flagship Limerick Senior Hurling to remain in situ for 2024, with the option of another season thereafter.

If John Kiely stays until 2025, the already five-time All-Ireland Senior Championship winning manager will have been at the helm for just shy of a decade, having first taken up the mantle in 2016.

His selectors – Paul Kinnerk, Donal O’Grady, Alan Cunningham, and Aonghus O’Brien – will also remain, as will other members of the extended backroom team, including the likes of Strength and Conditioning Coach Cairbre Ó Cairealláin.

However, physiologist Caroline Currid will not be on board. She has been ever-present under Kiely, except for 2019 when the side loss in the All-Ireland semi-final to Kilkenny. It’s understood Currid has opted out due to personal reasons, and the position is to be advertised imminently.

She previously worked with both Dublin and Tyrone teams which won All-Ireland Senior Football Championships, and was up until recent times also involved with Munster Rugby.

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