Former Kilkenny star the frontrunner for Kildare hurling job as appointment nears

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Former Kilkenny star the frontrunner for Kildare hurling job as appointment nears
By Patrick Ward 7:30 Thursday 11th of October 2018
A selection committee are close to appointing a new Kildare senior hurling manager following an interview and presentation phase over the last number of weeks.
KildareNow understands that the calibre of candidates for the position has been exceptional, with at least two high profile potential managers from bigger hurling counties expressing their interest.
The man that looks most likely to get the job is former Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity, who has been managing the Dublin camogie team since 2016. The former Cats keeper won five All-Ireland titles in a distinguished playing career, while he has been touted as a high class manager since his retirement from playing.
It is understood that Herity gave a superb presentation and has done a vast amount of research on Kildare hurling in preparation for his interview, and he is currently the frontrunner for the position.
There is one other high profile candidate who has yet to speak to the selection committee, and no decision has been made yet as regards appointing a manager. It is hoped that it will be done in the coming days however.
The role was left vacant when Joe Quaid stepped away after three years in charge of the Lilywhites to take on the Westmeath job. Quaid helped Kildare to the Christy Ring Cup title this summer, and they are certainly an appealing proposition for budding young managers.

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