*Sean Doyle. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Bodyke’s Sean Doyle is set to continue as manager of the Clare U20 hurlers for a third season.

It will be the fifth season in a row that Doyle has been involved at inter-county level with the Banner County having previously managed the minor hurlers.

During his first year in charge of the minor hurlers, Clare contested the Munster final and exited at the All-Ireland quarter-final stage while in 2018 they recorded one win in four games. In the knockout U20 championship, Clare lost out to Cork (2019) and Tipperary (2020).

The Clare Echo understands that outgoing Chairman, Joe Cooney spoke in favour of the former Garryspillane coach continuing as U20 boss at a meeting of Clare GAA officials on Tuesday evening.

He was joined on his management this year by Jim McInerney (Tulla), Ger Rodgers (Scariff), Evan Kilroy (Gort), Val Murnane (Caherline) and Jamie Fitzgibbon (Crusheen). Sean’s management team for 2021 is not yet known.

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