Abbey School Vice Principal John Kiely To Take One Year Career Break

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The Abbey School in Tipperary town is confirming that John Kiely the current vice principal is to take a one-year career break effective for the upcoming academic year.

Mr Kiely has served as manager of the Limerick Senior Hurling team since 2016 and enjoyed unprecedented success in that period of time winning 7 Munster titles, including 6 in a row and 5 All Ireland titles. In the Abbey School’s summer newsletter, principal David Sadlier praised the All-Ireland winning manager’s dedication to the school, which began in 1997. Mr Kiely served as Principal between 2013 and 2023 before taking up the vice-principal position last year. Principal Sadlier adds that he will be missed next year by the school community and extended good wishes to John  Kiely for the year ahead.  

There has been some speculation that Mr Kiely, who lives in Galbally, might run in the next General election for Fianna Fáil or become more closely involved in the Adare Manor Golf Pro Am and Ryder Cup 2027 venue preparations. The Limerick team is supported by JP McManus the owner of the Adare Manor Five Star Resort.