OUTSPOKEN former Limerick hurling boss, Richie Bennis, has launched a stinging attack on the Treaty county board for abandoning responsibility with regard to selecting a replacement for Justin McCarthy as senior hurling manager.
Bennis, who guided Limerick to an All-Ireland final in 2007, says that the appointment of a sub-committee consisting of Paudie Fitzmaurice, Damien Quigley and Jim Woulfe is effectively the county board "opting out" of taking charge of the process.
"The county board are elected to run the county's affairs and they've opted out already," said Bennis. "They picked five individuals to pick three individuals to come up with a manager. That's opting out.
"I have no problem with the three lads but the way it's done ... I would have got all the previous managers of the last four or five years and see where it went wrong and how you'd right it. But they haven't even consulted any past manager."