Joachim Kelly appointed interim Offaly manager

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Offaly GAA has confirmed that Joachim Kelly has been appointed as the interim boss of the senior hurling team in the county.

After suffering two defeats in the Joe McDonagh Cup against Laois and Westmeath Kevin Martin has been replaced as manager.

A statement from Offaly GAA said: "Following on from an Offaly GAA Management Committee meeting tonight, Kevin Martin and his management team have been replaced as the current Senior Hurling management with immediate effect.

"The committee would like to thank Kevin and his team for their commitment and effort over the last two years.

"Survival in the Joe McDonagh Cup competition in 2019 is essential for the long term development of hurling in the county.

"To this end Joachim Kelly has been appointed by the management committee as interim manager to the end of this years Joe McDonagh Cup competition. We wish Joachim and his team the best of luck in the upcoming games."

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