Tipp duo to take Kerry hurling reins

21 December 2013

Kerry hurlers take to the field ©INPHO
Tipperary natives Eamonn Kelly and Brian Horgan are set to fill the Kerry senior hurling managerial vacancy.

The pair have been recommended by the sub-committee charged with the task of finding a replacement for Clare man Tom Howard, who stepped down from the role last month, and will be ratified at the next Kerry county board meeting on Monday, January 27. It means the Kingdom won't officially have a management team in place for their opening game of 2014 against either Tipperary or LIT in the Waterford Crystal Cup on January 19 at Austin Stack Park.

Kildangan man Kelly was previously involved with the management of the Tipperary intermediate and U21 teams, while Horgan, from Knockavilla/Kickhams, captained the Premier County to an All-Ireland U21 title in 1995 and served as a selector under William Maher when Tipp claimed All-Ireland minor honours last year.