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O’Connell commits to a third season with Clare camogie side

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*Ger O’Connell. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

Ger O’Connell has committed to a third season in charge of the Clare senior camogie team.

An All-Ireland winner with the Clare minor hurlers in 1997, O’Connell has informed the Clare Camogie Board and senior panel of his intention to continue in the position.

Following his first season in the role, members of the management team including Laura Linnane, Liam Clancy, Cillian Fennessy and Gemma Quinlan departed the set-up.

Conor Dolan, Stephen Cusack, Éanna Mulvihill and Eileen Gleeson are expected to continue in their roles from the 2020 set-up.

During this year’s campaign, Clare recorded a memorable National League victory over eventual All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. A first All-Ireland quarter-final appearance since 2014 was secured but Clare fell short in a disappointing clash with Cork.

Returning to the knockout stages of the All-Ireland series will be a key objective for the Clonlara man and the panel of players for the 2021 campaign. He has called for clarity from the Camogie Association on a schedule of games for the year ahead and expressed his preference for the inter-county games to be concluded ahead of the club championships.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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