Newcastle West native to take over as new Limerick Senior Football Manager

He became the first man to lead Newcastle West to back to back SFC titles in 2022 and they are 100% so far this year in a bid for three-in-a-row.

Newcastle West native Jimmy Lee is set to be named as the new manager of the Limerick Senior Footballers it was revealed on Sunday afternoon.

Brother of former manager Billy, Jimmy is set to be ratified in the coming weeks. He has previous experience with the inter county side where he was involved during Billy’s reign.

Billy Lee was replaced by Ray Dempsey in late 2022 after a six year sting at the helm but the Mayo native left the post during the league with Mark Fitzgerald replacing him.

He was one of the front runners to take the role for 2024 but it appears that Lee will the main man for the coming season. His brother Joe was the Limerick minor manager as recently as 2021.

He became the first man to lead Newcastle West to back to back SFC titles in 2022 and they are 100% so far this year in a bid for three-in-a-row.

He also led the side to the Munster final last year.

27 November 2022; Newcastle West manager Jimmy Lee during the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final match between Clonmel Commercials and Newcastle West at FBD Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile

In a statement released on Sunday, Limerick GAA said;

The Football Appointment Group wish to bring forward Jimmy Lee for ratification as the new Limerick Senior Football Manager.

Jimmy has vast experience with his club of Newcastle West winning 2 County Senior Championships and leading them to a Munster Senior Club Championship final last season. Jimmy was also involved in the Limerick Senior Football Management Team under Billy Lee.

Details of the back-room team will be announced in the coming weeks.

Lee is currently the main man with the Magpies as they defeated Claughaun on Sunday afternoon prior to the announcement to move top of group one in the SFC.

They play Kildimo Pallaskenry in a top of the table clash next Thursday.

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