Former Limerick FC player Gary Shanahan has been confirmed as the man to lead Ballingarry back as contenders having been chosen to replace George Quinlivan. Shanahan is no stranger to the club having played for their B team during seasons 2011-12 and 2012-13 before a serious knee injury ended his career and he has been involved with their highly successful ladies team over the past season.
His playing career saw him twice voted youth player of the year with Limerick FC where he spent three seasons after he left Fairview Rangers for senior football. As a player with Geraldines he won Division 1A league and cup double before embarking on his management career with Adare United where he took them for Division 2 to the Premier.
He replaces George Quinlivan who was manager for thirteen seasons during two terms.