Mark Foley takes over Charleville Senior hurlers

Mark Foley

Former Limerick hurler Mark Foley is the new manager of Charleville senior hurlers, taking over from Claude Gough who has stepped down.
The two-time All Star takes over a Charleville side which was crowned in dramatic circumstances Cork senior A hurling champions last October. The North Cork men came back from a nine point deficit to edge out Fr. O’Neill’s in what was a battle of the 2018 and 2019 Cork Premier intermediate champions, 1-23 to 4-13.
Foley had a stellar playing career in the colours of Limerick and his club Adare. At intercounty level, he won a Munster senior hurling medal in 1996 and missed out on an All-Ireland medal after Limerick went down to Wexford.
Twelve months later he was the winner of a National Hurling League medal, the same year that he also captured a Railway Cup medal with Munster, The Adare man has twice been named an All Star in 1996 and 2001.
With Adare, Mark Foley won five Limerick Senior Hurling Championship medals.
Mark has management experience and among his assignments has been a spell with Kerry senior hurlers when his former Limerick team mate Ciarán Carey was the manager. He also had a spell with Carey in charge of Patrickswell senior hurlers.
A bilinguist, the Ballyagran publican is a very popular and insightful pundit of Gaelic games with TG4.
Among Foley’s backroom team will be two former stellar Charleville hurlers, Mervyn Gammell and Brendan Dennehy while the new manager’s backroom team is due to be beefed up by the inclusion of another former Limerick player, Clem Smith.