Decorated Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin looks set for his first foray into senior management with his club Ballyhale Shamrocks.
The 10-time All-Ireland winner had just one Championship outing on the playing field this year with Shamrocks and is poised to take over from Andy Moloney and Colm Bonner.
The 38-year-old is to be joined by his brother Tommy, who earlier this year managed Carrickshock to victory in the All-Ireland intermediate club championship.
The RTÉ hurling pundit won six county titles and three club All-Ireland titles as a player, but is yet to indicate whether he will continue as a player.
Ballyhale’s season concluded at the semi-final this year when they came up short against James Stephens.