Clare’s All-Ireland winning coach has returned to join Davy Fitz and Donal Óg

All-Ireland winning coach Paul Kinnerk has returned to the Clare hurling set-up.

Manager Davy Fitzgerald has confirmed that the highly-rated coach has agreed to join his backroom team for 2016 as a coach/ selector where he will team-up with Donal Óg Cusack, Aonghus O'Brien and Seoirse Bulfin.

Kinnerk was part of the Clare coaching staff from 2012 to 2014, with the Banner taking home Liam MacCarthy in 2013.

Clare’s All-Ireland winning coach has returned to join Davy Fitz and Donal Óg

“I am delighted to welcome Paul back into our setup as his experience, expertise and knowledge of the existing panel of players will complement what is already a high quality backroom team,” said Davy Fitzgerald.

“I initially spoke with Paul during last summer, and then several times throughout the winter about getting him involved with Clare for the 2016 season but due to personal commitments he was unable to consider the invitation until very recently.

“The existing coaching staff of Donal Óg Cusack (coach/selector), Aonghus O’Brien (coach) and Seoirse Bulfin (coach) have been part of this process having met with Paul, and they are delighted to welcome him into the coaching setup.”

Kinnerk will continue in his existing roles with the Limerick underage football and hurling academies.

More in this Section

Saracens ‘apologise unreservedly for mistakes’ and accept relegationSaracens ‘apologise unreservedly for mistakes’ and accept relegation

Mayweather teases McGregor rematch after Irishman’s stunning UFC returnMayweather teases McGregor rematch after Irishman’s stunning UFC return

Tullaroan boss hails side's character after dramatic Croke Park win over Fr O'Neill'sTullaroan boss hails side's character after dramatic Croke Park win over Fr O'Neill's

Washout puts Ireland on verge of historic series win over West IndiesWashout puts Ireland on verge of historic series win over West Indies


Lifestyle

Frank Keogh did not want to get a hearing aid. He was afraid that it would make him look old. But now, just several weeks after having one fitted, he says that he can’t do without it.Hearing tests: A word in your ear

I see that a website describes the call of Canarian cory’s shearwaters as ‘waca waca’. It’s a mad, hysterical call, uttered when the parent birds arrive to feed their nestlings.Cory’s shearwaters show long-distance qualities

Is it too much to hope that an important public health matter, such as Lyme disease, will be an issue in the general election? There’s been a worrying reluctance by the authorities to face up to the extent of the disease here.Facing up to Lyme disease

A paper published in Current Biology examines the extinction of a colourful little bird which, until recently, thrived in the eastern US. With the appalling environmental catastrophe enveloping Australia, home to 56 of the world’s 370 parrot species, this account of the Carolina parakeet’s demise is timely.Trying to save the parrot is not all talk

More From The Irish Examiner