Former All Ireland winning Clare hurling manager Ger Loughnane is battling leukaemia and undergoing treatment at a Dublin hospital. This afternoon’s Irish Daily Star has reported the news on the outspoken pundit.
The 57-year-old will not be part of the RTE panel for next Sunday’s Leinster Hurling Final as Kilkenny and Dublin do battle for honours. Loughnane, who is school principal at St. Aidan’s National School in Shannon, Co. Clare, was a star player for the Banner in the 1970s and 1980s, winning two All-Star awards.
Also a successful manager, he led Clare to their first All-Ireland title in 81 years in 1995, and did likewise in 1997. He later managed Galway for two years but did not win any major title during that period. Since retiring from the sideline he has worked in the media, as a pundit on RTE and a regular writer in various newspapers.