Allen ratified as new Limerick manager

John Allen has succeeded fellow Corkman Donal O'Grady as manager of the Limerick senior hurlers, it has been announced.

At last night's monthly meeting of the Limerick County Board, Allen was ratified as the Shannonsiders' boss for the next two years.

It is the first inter-county appointment for the St. Finbarr's clubman since he relinquished the Cork job in September 2006, twelve months after leading the Rebels to All-Ireland SHC glory.

Limerick legend Ciaran Carey is the only member of the county's outgoing management team to remain in place.

Another Cork native, Donagh O'Donnell, has been brought on board as coach, and Allen will have two more selectors in Eamon Meskell and John Kiely.

Meskell was a selector with Ahane, who lost the recent Limerick SHC final to Na Piarsaigh, while Kiely managed the Limerick intermediate side through to the Munster decider last season.

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