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Premier intermediate and intermediate clubs confirm 2021 managers but vacancies remain

A number of premier intermediate and intermediate hurling clubs have confirmed their managers for the 2021 season – but some vacancies remain.

The two teams who are due to compete in the postponed 2020 final, Portlaoise and The Harps, are remaining with their existing mangers.

The Harps have held onto Fintan Deegan while Derek Delaney will continue with Portlaoise.

Relegated from senior in 2020, Ballinakill have also retained the services of James Walsh as they look to immediately return to the top table.

Defeated 2020 semi finalists Slieve Bloom have held onto Rathdowney native Barry Bowe and this will be his third season in charge.

Following the departure of James Young, Clonaslee have turned to another native to replace him.

Dual player Glen McEvoy has been chosen to take the reigns for 2021.

Colt-Shanahoe, who avoided relegation in their first year as a new club by defeating Mountrath in the playoff, has also appointed a new manager.

Eddie Kelly of Galmoy has replaced Jimmy Dunne and he will be assisted by fellow Kilkenny native Dennis Byrne who will act as coach.

Ballyfin are the only premier intermediate club who have not appointed a manager for 2021 yet.

In the intermediate grade, Trumera, who are set to face Rathdowney-Errill’s second team in the postponed final, have held onto their manager.

Damien Walsh from Ballinakill remains in charge while Eamon Murphy and Fint Callaghan will continue as selectors.

David O’Brien remains in charge of Clonad for a second spell but three other clubs are still on the look out.

Mountmellick, Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe and Mountrath have yet to appoint a manager for the 2021 season.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.