Three-time All-Ireland winning manager John Kiely is set to be handed a new two-year term as Limerick boss.

A committee executive meeting tonight approved the extension of Kiely's reign by two years, with the decision to be ratified at a county committee meeting in October.

Limerick GAA confirmed the news in a statement.

"Following a County Executive Committee Meeting this evening the Limerick Senior Hurling Management Team consisting of: John Kiely, Paul Kinnerk, Alan Cunningham, Aonghus O'Brien and Donal O’Grady, has been approved for a two-year term and will be brought forward to the October County Committee Meeting for ratification."

Kiely was initially appointed as Limerick manager in September 2016. After a quiet first season in charge, Kiely has presided over an unprecedented era of success for the county's hurlers.

In August, his Limerick side demolished Cork to claim a third All-Ireland title in four years, the county's first ever back-to-back triumph at senior level.