*Sean Treacy and Brian Lohan watching the clash of Ruan and Corofin on Saturday in Sixmilebridge. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography
Brian Lohan is expected to retain at least two members of his management team for next year.
Club delegates approved the decision by Clare GAA’s Executive to offer the two-time All-Ireland winner a three year extension as senior hurling manager. No details were provided on the look of his management team at the September meeting.
In his two seasons to date, Lohan has led Clare to the All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals while this year they exited in the qualifiers.
He has been joined in his management team by Tipperary native Ken Ralph who won two Clare SHC medals with Clarecastle and James Moran a National League winner with Limerick in 1997, both of whom served as selectors to Lohan when he was over the UL Fitzgibbon Cup team, the highlight coming when they won the title in 2015.
Two-time All Star and former Galway full-back Sean Treacy has been coach to the team for the past two seasons.
The Clare Echo understands that both Ralph and Treacy have committed to staying involved, their presence alongside Lohan at club games in the county reflective of this.
Moran’s involvement has yet to be confirmed. Shane Hassett, Michael Carmody and Trevor Slattery all joined the set-up in the capacity of strength and conditioning coaches for last season, similarly it is not yet known if they are on board for 2022.
Lohan’s priority at present has been scouting club games to add to the panel for next season while also monitoring the form of outgoing panellists.
As has been the case throughout his tenure, the Shannon man has studied games in the intermediate ranks as well as senior clashes in order to try gauge the best pick of hurlers in the county.