Kilnamona’s Fergal Hegarty is the new trainer/coach of St Joseph’s, Doora-Barefield and he conducted his first session with the squad on Monday night.
He replaces Patsy Fahy, who was in charge last year and who is now managing the Clare senior camogie side.
Hegarty, a member of Clare’s All-Ireland winning teams of 1995 and 1997, has been involved with a number of teams in his native parish in recent years.
Last year, he was part of the management team with the Inagh-Kilnamona U-21 and intermediate sides.
He has also assisted Anthony Daly with the preparation of the Kilmoyley side in Kerry during the past two years.
Vinnie Sheedy, a member of the outgoing selection committee, will continue as a selector and at least one more selector is to be appointed.
It remains to be seen if Seán McMahon and Jamesie O’Connor, team-mates of Hegarty’s when Clare won three Munster and two All-Ireland titles, will commit to another term with the club.
McMahon played at full-forward last season while O’Connor eventually bowed to pressure and returned to the panel, only to pick up a hand injury, which kept him out of action.
Baker moves to Roscrea
Former St Joseph’s and Clare midfielder Ollie Baker has been appointed to manage/coach the Roscrea senior side for 2010.
The North Tipperary squad have been in training for the past few weeks under Baker, who was a member of Mike McNamara’s management team with Clare for the past two years.
Mac part of Scariff management
Mike McNamara is to be part of the senior hurling management team in his native Scariff for 2010. McNamara trained the Scariff senior side in 1995 when they were pipped by Sixmilebridge in the final.
Last year’s manager, Mark McKenna, is to remain as part of the management team while Martin Hartigan and Timmy Hogan are expected to be included in the management set-up also.
There is further good news for the East Clare club as former county star Barry Murphy, a member of Clare’s All-Ireland-winning panel from 1997, is set to rejoin the club having spent the past few years hurling in Cork.