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Shane Lowry Effect Sees Tomás Ó Sé Join Offaly Management Team

Shane Lowry Effect Sees Tomás Ó Sé Join Offaly Management Team

Everything has been coming up Offaly since the county's favourite son Shane Lowry decided to lend his financial support to the county earlier this year.

A defeat of the Dublin U20s, a famous victory in the U20 All-Ireland final and arguably the greatest GAA song of all time: the once-bleak looking future of Offaly GAA is suddenly full of hope.

And this morning comes news of a fascinating potential appointment to the management team of the Offaly senior footballers: Tomás Ó Sé, probably the most respected GAA pundit out there right now, will join John Maughan's management team for the 2022 season.

It's also been confirmed that Mick Fennelly will stay on as Offaly hurling manager.

Tomás Ó Sé: future Kerry manager?

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Tomás Ó Sé has the makings of a future Kerry manager, but is shy of managerial experience in the intercounty game.

The Offaly footballers are heading in the right direction under Maughan and will play in Division 2 of the league next year. With Dublin in disarray, Leinster suddenly feels competitive and Ó Sé will bring a lot to the role.

He currently manages the Glanmire seniors and lead the club's minor team to Cork Premier title last year.

Two years ago, it would have been hard to imagine a GAA blueblood like Ó Sé making the regular spins up to the Midlands, but such is the positivity around Offaly right now, it seems like a brilliant opportunity.

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It's also interesting to see Ó Sé signing up to an assistant's role. His former teammates Paul Galvin and Mike Quirke had brief and unsuccessful experiences managing in Leinster.

Speaking on the Sunday Game last week, Tomás Ó Sé said he didn't think Kerry would win an All-Ireland under the current manager.

 "I think this team is capable of winning an All-Ireland medal. Do I think the current management are what will bring it? No."

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Donny Mahoney
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Donny Mahoney is Chief Sportswriter and one of the founders of Balls.ie

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