2018 guest speaker
Limerick Senior Hurling Manager
John Kiely is the current Limerick Senior Hurling Team Manager and this season led the county to their first All Ireland Senior Hurling Title in 45 years. Born in Galbally, Co. Limerick, and educated at The Abbey School, Tipperary, Kiely went on to study a Batchelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics at University College Cork (UCC), followed by a Higher Diploma in Computer Science also in UCC, completing his studies in the University of Limerick (UL) with a Graduate Diploma in Education Business.
While he was still in school, Kiely made his minor inter-county hurling debut, aged 17, and went on to represent Limerick at under-21 and senior level in both football and hurling, achieving county title success in both codes with his clubs, Garryspillane (hurling) and Galbally (football). Kiely also has a Munster Senior Hurling medal, following Limerick’s success over Tipperary in 1996.John was a selector on the Limerick under-21 Munster winning side of 2011 and Limerick Senior Munster winning team of 2013. He subsequently went on to manage the Limerick under-21 hurling team to Munster and All Ireland titles in 2015.