DONIE Garrihy, the hugely successful manager of Clare’s Oscar Traynor Trophy winning soccer side, has been lured back into management just a couple of months from taking time out from the sideline.
But in coming back to the management fold the Doolin man is crossing codes, switching from soccer to Gaelic football as he answers the call of home to take charge of St Breckan’s for 2019.
Viewed by some within the soccer fraternity as a surprise appointment, a St Breckan’s source told The Clare People “it was the most natural and obvious choice the club could have made”.
Expanding the St Breckan’s insider said “he was available, he’s local, he’s immersed in the community, he is a Breckan’s man through and through and he’s been hugely successful”.
St Breckan’s suffered a shock relegation from the ranks of senior football in 2018, but with a young and very talented squad the club will be hoping that Garrihy can galvanise them for a serious assault on the intermediate championship this term.