Michael Fennelly has left his role as Offaly hurling manager after the County Board decided to end his three year term.
Fennelly was a surprise choice as Offaly manager three years ago and since then he led the county to a Christy Ring Cup title and promotion to Division 1 of the Allianz National League in 2021 but their elimination in the round-robin of the Joe McDonagh Cup as well as Division 1 relegation has sprung the County Board into making a change.
Local reports have indicated that the 37 year old informed the Offaly players of his departure on Tuesday morning and the Faithful County are now among a number of team who are on the lookout for a new manager including Kilkenny.
The timing of Fennelly's exit is certainly fascinating with news of Brian Cody's departure a few days ago and he is seen as one of many contenders for the vacant Kilkenny role.
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