It was announced by Limerick County Camogie Board on Monday that county senior camogie manager Joe Quaid had tendered his resignation.
A native of Feohanagh and twice a hurling All Star, Joe took over the reins of Limerick camogie three years ago and has presided over probably the most exciting and prosperous spell in the sport’s history in the county.
In his resignation statement Joe Quaid said: “It’s with sadness that I am informing you that I won’t be seeking re-election as Limerick senior camogie manager for 2016.” In the statement he went on to thank the County Board, clubs, supporters, sponsors and the other members of his management team and their families, before concluding: “The girls, it has been a privilege to manage such a bunch of incredible human beings. They were a pleasure to work with and their com-mitment and dedication is the benchmark which Limerick camogie should never fall below again.”
Limerick County Board in their statement thanked Joe for his time and commit-ment to Limerick camogie over the past three years. “He did Trojan work and brought great success to Limerick camogie. We wish him every happiness and good fortune for the future and similar success in whatever role he may take on.”
The statement went on: “Joe took over management of the county team at a low point for Limerick camogie and in his first season in charge secured a Division Two League title and a place in the All-Ireland Intermediate Final. The following year the team went one better, securing the title at the second time of asking. 2014 also saw Limerick secure Minor, Junior A and Division 4 League titles and Joe worked closely with those management teams to ensure Limerick camogie as a whole was moving in a positive direction. His efforts in 2014 also saw him recognised as Manager of the Year. 2015 saw Limerick get to the semi-final of the League and strong performances in what was a very tough draw in the Senior Championship means Joe leaves Limerick camogie in a very strong state.”
Limerick County Camogie Board will now start the process of looking for Joe’s successor and, with the squad and structures now in place, looks forward to building on the work done by Joe and his team.
Recently Joe Quaid’s name has been mentioned for the vacant position of Offaly senior hurling manager.