Kennedy steps down as Kerry U-21 boss

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Updated: April 23, 2011

Kerry’s U-21 football management have informed the county board that they are stepping down,following the sides recent 22-point loss to Cork in the Munster final.

Manager John Kennedy and his selectors Tom Prendergast and Liam Brosnan handed in their notice but the former admitted he is still struggling to come totermswith the manner of the defeat and said:”I still cannot understand what happened us against Cork.”

Kennedy has years of experience as a manager at various levels.He coached the Kerry minors for four years,before taking over as boss of the Clare seniors. He then replaced Sean Geaney as Kerry Under-21 boss in 2010. He admitted that the loss to Cork was the worst he had experienced in management:

“But if you look at players that came through in my time — like Tommy Walsh, David Moran, Barry John Keane, Barry John Walsh, Shane Enright, Peter Crowley along with JB Spillane and Daithi Casey — many of them are now part of the senior Kerry squad and I feel that winning All-Irelands is not everything at underage level”.

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