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KERRY GAA PRESS RELEASE 2015-07-21 21:00:00

Kerry Hurling Manager Eamonn Kelly not seeking a further term in charge of the Kingdom's Hurlers

Kerry Senior Hurling manager Eamonn Kelly has informed Kerry County Committee Chairman Patrick O'Sullivan that he does not wish to seek a further term in charge of the Kingdom's Hurlers.
The Tipperary native was appointed in December 2013 and in a short space of time has overseen what has probably been the most successful period in the County's hurling history with promotion to Division 1B of the Allianz Leagues and winning a place in the Qualifier Group of the Liam McCarthy Cup.

The Kildangan man can justifiably look back with pride on his achievements;
"When I took on the job just over a year and a half ago, I did so for a two year period and I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was fortunate to be dealing with a fantastic group of players who were eager to progress and whoever takes over will have a great bunch of guys to work with. I wish them well in the future. I also want to thank the people who worked with me, the likes of Brian Horgan, Conor Gleeson, Damian Ryall, Tom O'Connell, D.J. Leahy, Brendan Cummins and the rest of the backroom staff and I wish Kerry Hurling the very best of luck as the County goes forward to achieve higher goals in the coming year" he said.

Kerry GAA Chairman, Patrick O'Sullivan, was full-some in his praise for the former manager;

"I want to put on record my thanks to Eamonn for what he achieved during his short stay with Kerry. He took over at a difficult time but he quickly got the players believing in him and in what he hoped to achieve. His record with Kerry speaks for itself; Two Division 2A League Titles, promotion to Division 1B of the League, a Christy Ring title and hurling in the All Ireland Championship next season. Eamonn Kelly would be an asset to any County and I wish him the very best of luck in his future hurling career"