Former Galway great appointed as hurling boss

Former Galway midfielder Michael Coleman is the new trainer of the Leitrim hurling team.  Michael, from the Abbeyknockmoy club, won two All Irelands as a player as well as two All Star Awards and will work with the management team for the coming season.
In a surprise development, Leitrim Hurling has pulled off a coup with the appointment of former All-Ireland winner Michael Coleman as the new trainer of the Leitrim Senior Hurling team.

In a surprise development, Leitrim Hurling has pulled off a coup with the appointment of former All-Ireland winner Michael Coleman as the new trainer of the Leitrim Senior Hurling team.

Michael, from the Abbeyknockmoy club, won the Liam McCarthy Cup in 1987 and 1988 as part of Cyril Farrell’s legendary Galway team of the 1980s, the last team to claim the All-Ireland title.

Michael also won three All Star Awards and will work with the management team for the coming season.

The news is a surprise but very welcome development for the County hurling team who are attempting to build on the expansion of the club game in the county over the last five to ten years.

With the emergence of Manorhamilton and Ballinamore on the club scene, there would be genuine hope that if Leitrim can get their best players out on the field, they could enjouy success in Division 33B and the Lory Meagher Cup in the coming years.