Pat Spillane in contention for Kerry U-21 job

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Updated: April 27, 2011

Kerry football legend, Pat Spillane is understood to be in the running for the vacant under-21 managers job in the kingdom, following the recent resignation of John Kennedy.

Spillane, who is a qualified PE teacher, has made his name as a journalist and TV pundit in recent years and is well known forhis outspoken views on the game. While he has never managed a team at inter-county level, he has trained his local Kenmare district in the Kerry county championship.

After the Kerry under-21′s were beaten by 22 points in their Munster Final clash with Cork last month,the county board are on the lookout for new blood at management level and Spillane could be the man to fit the bill. However, he is likely to have a fight on his hands if he wants to get the job, as former player and senior selector Eamon Fitzmaurice, ex-under-21 selector Jerome Conway and former Kerry and Limerick manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan are all believed to have expressed an interest.

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