Offaly’s Kelly takes Westmeath senior camogie reins

Westmeath Camogie Board has ended its search for a successor to Darren McCormack by appointing Offaly’s Albert Kelly as the county’s senior camogie manager.

The St Rynagh’s clubman’s most recent management stint was a term in charge of the Offaly senior camogie team.

Castlepollard hurler McCormack stepped down as Westmeath manager in September, after the Lake County – hit by retirements and injuries – was relegated to intermediate grade following an historic two seasons of top-tier camogie.

In a statement earlier day, Kelly was welcomed to the new role by Westmeath Camogie Board.

“Albert is a native of Banagher, Co. Offaly and comes with a wealth of camogie/hurling experience. He most recently has been manager Offaly Senior Camogie, having previously managed St Rynagh’s camogie in 2017 and 2018.

“From a strong hurling background, he managed every grade with St Rynagh’s Hurling Club.

“Previously, Albert managed both Lough Lene Gaels and Clonkill senior hurling clubs in Westmeath.

“Albert’s backroom team will be announced in the coming weeks. We wish Albert all the best for the coming season.”