Eddie Brennan makes move to Cuala just over a week after his departure as Laois manager
Kilkenny hurling legend Eddie Brennan is to take over as coach of Dublin Senior hurling champions Cuala with the club confirming the appointment today.
Brennan will join as part of new manager John Twomey management team who was also confirmed today by the club as taking the reins from Tipperary native William Maher who was in charge for Cuala’s run to the county title in 2020.
The appointment of the former Kilkenny great rated as one of the all-time best forwards to ever play the game is a big statement of intent from the Dalkey club.
It was a swift move by Cuala, the departure of Eddie Brennan after two years in charge of the Laois senior hurlers was only confirmed just over a week ago.
Cuala senior hurlers are delighted to announce the appointment of John Twomey as team manager and Eddie Brennan as team coach. John Twomey has had a long career with the Dublin hurlers. Eddie Brennan is recognised as one of the all-time great forwards to play the game.
— Cuala GAA (@CualaCLG) December 3, 2020
It was last Tuesday week that Brennan announced that he and his backroom team of Niall Corcoran and Tommy Fitzgerald had decided to step away after two seasons in charge of Laois.
Under Brennan’s management Laois enjoyed some memorable wins including winning the Joe McDonagh Cup and a shock championship win over Dublin last year.
This season though Dublin revenged last years defeat with a 2-31 to 0-23 win under the lights in Croke Park in the Leinster Championship and Laois exited the championship in round one of the qualifiers losing by a single point to Clare with the final score 0-27 to 3-17.
Cuala retained their Dublin county club title with a 2-20 to 1-18 final win over southside rivals Ballyboden St Endas making it five Senior county titles in six seasons.
Under the management of current Dublin manager Mattie Kenny – Cuala also won the 2017 and 2018 All Ireland Senior club titles and with the appointments of John Twomey and the high profile Eddie Brennan and talent like Jake Malone, Sean Moran, Mark Schutte and Con O’Callaghan the Dalkey outfit will be seen among the favorites to not only retain the county title but, go all the way and claim the All Ireland club title.