Collins shakes up backroom team

October 05, 2022

Clare manager Colm Collins reacts. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Colm Collins has made changes to his backroom team following his reappointment as Clare senior football manager for a 10th successive year.

According to Clare FM, former Banner goalkeeper Joe Hayes has replaced ex-Kerry All-Ireland winning 'keeper Declan O'Keeffe as goalkeeping coach, while Brian Carson returns as head coach after being previously involved in 2018 and '20. He replaces Gerry McGowan. There is also a new assistant coach in Mark Doran from Down.

Another man returning to the set-up is Limerick native Michael Cahill, who will act as strength and conditioning coach. Declan Downes and Enda Coughlan are set to continue as selectors under Collins, whose reappointment last month makes him the longest-serving inter-county manager with the same team in either code following Brian Cody's recent departure as Kilkenny hurling boss.


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