Who are they - the managers and selectors behind the senior teams in Kilkenny?

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Who are they - the managers and selectors behind the senior teams in Kilkenny?

Former Dublin player Jim Lyng (right) is the manager with St Patrick's

The management teams behind the scenes with the Kilkenny senior hurling club squads this season are:


GROUP A
Danesfort
Manager - Paul Carley (Wexford)
Selectors - Liam Mullen and Pat Treacy
Strength and conditioning officer - Sean Mulholland.
SHC wins: 0
SHL wins: 0
Relegation finals contested: 3. Last: 2018
Promoted from IHC: 2011
Dicksboro
Manager - Mark Dowling
Selectors - Toss Farrell, David Carroll, Dan O’Neill
Trainer - Liam Egan
SHC wins: 5. Last: 2017
SHL wins: 3. Last: 2017
Relegation finals contested: 3 Last: 2008 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 2010
Erin’s Own (Castlecomer)
Manager - Liam Dowling
Selector - Michael Owens
Coach - Eamon Jackman
SHC wins: 0
SHL wins: 0
Relegation finals contested: 6. Last: 2006 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 2008
Graigue-Ballycallan
Manager - Declan Browne
Selectors - Paddy Dalton, John Hoyne, Sam Ryall, John Caldbeck
SHC wins: 2. Last: 2000
SHL wins: 3. Last: 2003
Relegation finals contested: 5 Last: 2013 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 2018
Rower-Inistioge
Manager - PJ Delaney
Selector - Declan Byrne
Coach - Cathal Delahunty
SHC wins: 1. Last: 1968
SHL wins: 0
Relegation finals contested: 2. Last: 1988 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 2013
St Patrick’s (Ballyragget)
Manager - Jim Lyng
Selectors - James Dowling, Brian ‘Tim’ Phelan.
Trainer - Kevin O’Brien
SHC wins: 0
SHL wins: 0
Relegation finals contested: 1. Last: 1985 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 2017

GROUP B
Ballyhale Shamrocks
Manager - Henry Shefflin
Trainer - Tommy Shefflin
Selectors - Richie O’Neill, Paddy Phelan
SHC wins - 16. Last: 2018
SHL wins: 7. Last: 2016
Relegation finals contested: 1. Last: 1995 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 1997
Bennettsbridge
Manager - James McGrath
Selectors - Seamus Moran, Jimmy Lennon.
Trainer - Cathal O’Neill
SHC wins: 12. Last: 1971
SHL wins: 0
Relegation finals contested: 2. Last: 2017
Relegated from SHC in 1983 with St Lachtain’s and Conahy Shamrocks
Promoted from IHC: 2015
Clara
Manager - Barry Power
Selectors - Gerry Byrne, Seamus Knox
Trainer - Frank Manogue
SHC wins: 3. Last: 2015
SHL wins: 2. Last: 2015
Relegation finals contested: 5. Last: 2011 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 2012
James Stephens
Manager - Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett
Selectors - Seamus Dwyer, Joe Murray
SHC wins: 9. Last: 2011
SHL wins: 2. Last: 2018
Relegation finals contested: 0
Mullinavat
Manager - Paddy Mullally
Selectors - Tony Duggan, Derek Dungan
SHC wins: 0
SHL wins: 0
Relegation finals contested: 3. Last: 2007
Promoted from IHC: 2014
O’Loughlin Gaels
Manager - Niall Bergin
Selectors - Stephen Hogan, Brian Kelly, Paul Cleere, Paul Curran
SHC wins: 4. Last: 2016
SHL wins: 1. Last: 2014
Relegation finals contested: 1. Last: 1982 (relegated)
Promoted from IHC: 1996
The current senior hurling relegation system and final was introduced in 1979.

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