Former Limerick manager to take charge of Clare with former player as coach

He will have former Limerick player Seanie Buckley in his backroom as head coach with the remainder of the backroom team yet to be revealed.

Former Limerick Senior Football Manager Mark Fitzgerald has been appointed the new Bainisteoir for the Clare senior side, replacing the outgoing Colm Collins.

The Kerry native takes up the reigns at Limerick’s Munster rivals after stepping into the breach when Ray Dempsey parted ways during the league last year.

Fitzgerald saw his side eliminated by Clare in the Munster semi-final and beaten in the Tailteann Cup quarter finals.

Now Fitzgerald will be in the Banner camp for the new season with Clare also relegated in 2023 following a lengthy stint in the second tier.

He will have former Limerick player Seanie Buckley in his backroom as head coach. The remainder of the backroom team is yet to be revealed. Buckley captained Limerick to a league title in 2013.

27 April 2013; Seanie Buckley, Limerick, centre, holds up the Allianz Football League Division 4 Cup. Allianz Football League Division 4 Final, Limerick v Offaly, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Fitzgerald is currently involved with the Fr Caseys senior footballers as they prepare to take on Kildimo Pallaskenry in the final round of the SFC with the winners to finish second in group one. Both have already secured a quarter final berth.

Last month, Billy Lee was named the new manager of Limerick with John Brudair (Dromcollogher Broadford) Patrick Donnelly (Feenagh Kilmeedy), Stephen Kelly (Newcastle West) and Micheal Cahill (Mungret St Paul’s) making up the backroom team.

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