Wicklow ratify managers as O'Brien returns

October 12, 2022

St. Patrick's manager Casey O'Brien celebrates with Jack Dunne ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Casey O’Brien has returned for a second spell as Wicklow hurling manager.

The St Patrick’s clubman was ratified at last night’s county board meeting in Ballinakill. He takes over from 1996 Wexford All-Ireland winner Eamonn Scallan, having previously managed the Garden County a decade ago when they won two Allianz League titles and also reached back-to-back Christy Ring Cup finals in 2011 and ’12.

Wicklow were relegated from the Ring Cup last season and O’Brien’s goal will be to win the Nickey Rackard Cup at his attempt. His backroom team includes former dual star Leighton Glynn (coach / selector), Graham Keogh (selector), Billy Cuddihy (selector) and John Barrie (S&C).

Armagh great Oisín McConville was also ratified as Wicklow’s new football manager and will be joined by Joe Cowley (coach), Gary Duffy (selector), Paul Kelly (selector), Eimear Kelly (S&C) and Des Jennings (performance coach). McConville will hold his first trial games this Saturday morning in Ballinakill.

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