New backroom team for Lilies

Tom Cribbin and Karl O'Dwyer expected to be named

Tommy Callaghan


Tommy Callaghan


Cian O'Neill announces new backroom team for Lilies

Kildare manager Cian O'Neil and Tom Cribbin

The Leinster Leader can confirmed that Enda Murphy and Roli Sweeney have stepped down from their roles with Kildare due to both work and family committments. 

It is expected Tom Cribbin and Karl O'Dwyer will be proposed as two new selectors while a third selector/coach is also expected to be added in a week or so.

Tom Cribbin, Laois born but living in Clane since he was 13 or 14 guided Clane to two SFC success while also a former Kildare U21 manager (along with Kieran McGeeney); he has had spells with Laois, Offaly and Westmeath as senior manger.

Karl O'Dywer needs no introduction either, son of the great Micko, Karl was a member of the Kildare Leinster winning teams of 1998 and 2000 and is of course a former All Star from 1998. He won a SFC with Round Towers in 1998.

He is presently manager of Rathangan but has also led St Mary's of Wicklow and O'Loughlin's of Carlow to senior championship success in those counties; while also guiding Confey College to success in Dublin.