Martin Fogarty is the number one contender to replace former double K’s bainisteor Danny Owens with the decision to be confirmed at tonights AGM.
Owens who lead Kilcormac Killoughey to three county titles in a row, along with a Leinster Club title and AIB club finalists in 2013 stepped down at the end of November after his side didn’t reach the county final for the first time in three years. Owens also managed the Offaly clubs side to a Leinster final appearance in 2014, giving the next potential manager a lot to live up to.
Rumours have been circuiting in Offaly that former Kilkenny selector Martin Fogarty will take over as the new club manager for 2016 and with the Kilcormac Killoughey AGM tonight (Dec 11th), all will be revealed later today. Fogarty who was Cody’s selector from the end of 2004 until 2012, played his part in the six All-Ireland titles Kilkenny won, including a four-in-a-row between 2006 to ’09 and a back to back title’s in 2011 and ’12.
Fogarty who is father to current Kilkenny mid-fielder Conor Fogarty, has spent a lot of time in the Midlands since his departure from the Kilkenny set up. In 2014, Martin became hurling coach for Westmeath under Brian Hanley’s management and has also ran a number of training work shops for Offaly under age clubs early last year.
On the other hand, Danny Owens is spectated to make a move to Westmeath as Westmeath minor manager with this also yet to be ratified.
Watch this space.