Former Clarecastle and Clare hurler Fergie Tuohy has been appointed as the new Lixnaw Senior Hurling trainer.
Tuohy, who won two All Ireland Championships with Clare in 1995 and 1997, takes on the role at a time when Kerry hurling is experiencing a purple patch. The county’s Senior team retained Division 1B status at the weekend by overcoming Laois in a relegation play off.
Tuohy was a selector during Mike McNamara’s reign as Clare boss. He has also trained Killanena and is heavily involved with his native Clarecastle. He has been previously linked with the Kerry Senior Hurling job.
Lixnaw’s home ground is Hermitage Park, which underwent significant redevelopment in 2008. Three hurlers for the North Kerry club, Maurice Kelly, John Murphy and Maurice Fitzmaurice played on Kerry’s only All Ireland Senior success in 1891.