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Kieran Donaghy Set For First Venture Into Management

Kieran Donaghy Set For First Venture Into Management

Kieran Donaghy will take his first steps into Gaelic football management later this year as joint boss of the IT Tralee senior team.

Donaghy's co-manager for 2019/20 will be former Kerry footballer Liam Brosnan who has been at the helm for the past two seasons. Brosnan won a minor All-Ireland with Kerry in 1994.

Aidan O'Mahony, a former Kerry teammate of Donaghy's and also a five-time All-Ireland winner, will join the management team as a selector alongside Clive O'Callaghan, Eoin O'Shea and goalkeeping coach Joby Costello.

Four-time All-Ireland winner Donaghy was a performance coach with the Galway hurlers during this year's championship and feels that experience will be of benefit in his new role.

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"I am very excited by the challenge ahead, it's my first venture into management and I learned a lot working with the Galway hurlers last year," said Donaghy.

"IT Tralee is a great asset to the county and the facilities are fantastic. I can't wait to work with an amazing bunch of players and I hope we can represent the Institute as best we can."

The IT Tralee team will be one packed with young Kerry footballers. David Clifford, Gavin Crowley, Dara Moynihan and Jack Savage are all current students.

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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