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O’Connor steps down as Clare joint manager

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*Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly

Gerry O’Connor has stepped down as joint manager of the Clare senior hurlers, The Clare Echo can exclusively reveal.

Despite speculation that he would return alongside Donal Moloney for a fourth year with the senior hurlers, O’Connor confirmed to The Clare Echo that the 2018 campaign was his last.

First appointed as senior joint managers in October 2016, silverware has eluded the pair at this level apart from the 2019 Munster Senior Hurling League. The duo are undoubtedly the county’s most successful underage management with three back to back All-Ireland and Munster U21 titles secured during their tenure (2012-2014). Prior to that, they were in charge of the minor hurlers who tasted provincial glory in 2010 and 2011.

For more including comment from Gerry O’Connor, pick up The Clare Echo available tomorrow FOR FREE all over Co Clare.

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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