Offaly GAA are pleased to announce that the Management Committee are recommending the appointment of Michael Fennelly as the Offaly Senior Hurling Manager for a 2 year term with an option for a third year.
The aim of this appointment is to bring pride and stability back to the Offaly jersey with the support of Michael and his backroom team. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and competence in all aspects of the modern-day team preparation. This is a challenging task and to be successful it will need the support of the players, their families, the clubs and all the people involved in Offaly GAA.
Michael is confident of what he has learnt in his later years as a player and has always conveyed a passionate interest in the dynamics of the manager’s role. This is shown through his commitment off the field by studying for a doctorate in leadership sport. Michael is looking forward to the upcoming Offaly club championship and will use these games as the platform to choose his panel for 2020.
Michael is due to ratify his backroom team in the coming weeks. This is a very important time for Offaly hurling and we want to wish Michael all the best over the coming year with his backroom team and new panel of players.
Honours & Personal Accolades
– 4 All Ireland club final medals with Ballyhale Shamrocks (Captain 2019)
– 5 Leinster club final medals with Ballyhale Shamrocks (Captain 2018)
– 8 All Irelands with Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team (captained 2009)
– 4 U21 county final titles with Ballyhale Shamrocks
– 2 All Ireland U21 medals with Kilkenny hurling team (captained 2006)
– Hurler of the year in 2011 and 3 All Stars.
• Lecturing in the areas of coaching, nutrition and injuries for Limerick Institute of Technology.
• Key note speaker in the areas of culture, leadership, values and personal development.
• Performance coach for the Kildare senior football team in 2019.
• 12 years playing at inter-county level with Kilkenny senior hurling team.
• Currently studying a doctorate in Leadership through Maynooth University.
• Certificate in Leadership through Maynooth University 2017
• MSc in Sport Performance in University of Limerick 2013