A SENIOR member of the defence forces has been given the task of leading the Kerry senior hurlers into league and championship battle next season.
The task of succeeding Fintan O’Connor falls to Comdt Stephen Molumphy who is a native of Waterford and he has been handed a two-year contract subject to ratification by the county board delegates on September 29.
He joined the Defence Forces in 2002 and served at home and overseas.
A former All-Star hurler, he was captain of the Waterford senior team for three seasons years, winning 2 Munster championship titles and a national league crown.
In 2018, Molumphy joined Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford team as a selector and they won a Leinster title.
Now aged 37, he was selector and coach with Wexford seniors in 2019 and he was involved with Waterford on their way to the 2020 All-Ireland final.
He is married to Niamh and they have three children, Jack (7), Fionn (5) and Katie (2).
Molumphy’s proposed management team includes Pat Bennett and Shane Briggs and it is intended that a further Kerry-based selector will be added.