Joachim Kelly will manage Offaly hurlers for the remainder of the season after Kevin Martin's term came to a dramatic end.
The Faithful County lost their Allianz League 1B status in the spring and have lost their two games in the Joe McDonagh Cup, having lost their Leinster hurling status last year.
The news was announced this evening with a statement from the county board: "Following on from an Offaly GAA Management Committee meeting tonight, Kevin Martin & his management team have been replaced as the current senior hurling management with immediate effect. The committee would like to thank Kevin and his team for their commitment and effort over the last two years.
"Survival in the Joe McDonagh Cup competition in 2019 is essential for the long-term development of hurling in the county.
"To this end Joachim Kelly has been appointed by the management committee as interim manager to the end of this year’s Joe McDonagh Cup competition. We wish Joachim and his team the best of luck in the upcoming games."Tweet