O’Sullivan Reappointed As UL Ashbourne Cup Manager

Adrian O'Sullivan
Adrian O'Sullivan, Ashbourne Cup Manager

As the camogie season draws closer, once again UL GAA Club have turned to Adrian O’Sullivan to guide the Ashbourne Cup team this season.

Mr. O’Sullivan has been at the helm for the last three years guiding them to success in 2018 and 2019 which sealed five in a row for the team.

Mr. O’Sullivan took time out of his busy schedule this morning to talk to Limerick Voice to give his reaction to the news of his re appointment. 

He said: “This is my fourth season managing the Ashbourne Cup team. Obviously heading into a third campaign as last year we didn’t get to play because of Covid.

“I’m very happy to be back at the helm of the team. It is a huge honour to be the manager of the UL team and try and continue on the legacy and tradition that the club have been set by previous managers.”

Although, college camogie doesn’t get back into full swing until a few weeks the Ashbourne Cup manager is excited for the year ahead.

“The league games are starting on the first Wednesday in November; they aren’t competitive this year so there are no semi-finals or finals. It will be good to get back on the field and play a few games.

“We haven’t picked our squad yet, we have a large training squad at the moment, we didn’t get to see too many players last year”.

The Limerick native hopes to keep up the good standards in UL and deliver another Ashbourne Cup title.

He finished: “The goals for the year, it is definitely to win the Ashbourne it can’t be anything less when you are the UL manager.

“But our goals are to provide an enjoyable environment but obviously as the cliché goes, we are in it to win it.”

GAA development officer of University of Limerick Ronan Keane also gave his reaction and is delighted to have O’Sullivan back on board and is looking forward to a successful year. 

He said: “We are delighted to have Adrian back for another season. He is a manager of great renown and is currently over the Dublin senior camogie team. 

“The goal of any of the contenders is to win the Ashbourne Cup, and this year will be no different. Additionally, there is a goal across the GAA club, which is to integrate the new members in first and 2nd year who have not proper experienced college GAA.”

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