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Michael Ryan stays on for a new three year term with Tipperary

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Michael Ryan stays on for a new three year term with Tipperary thumbnailMichael Ryan has agreed a new three year term to stay on as Tipperary senior hurling manager.

TIPPERARY senior hurling manager Michael Ryan has agreed to remain at the helm of the county team for the next three years.

The Upperchurch-Drombane clubman, who guided Tipperary to the Liam McCarthy Cup in 2016, was ratified for a further three year term at the County Board meeting last week.

It was one of a number of management teams ratified on the night. Liam Cahill, who was minor manager for the last number of years, moves up to take over the under 21 team, also on a three year term, while Toomevara's Tommy Dunne is the new manager of the county's minor team.

Liam Kearns, who has guided Tipperary senior footballers to an All-Ireland semi-final in 2016 and back to Division 2 of the Allianz Football League next Spring, was ratified for a further two year term, while David Power, who managed Tipp minors to All-Ireland success in 2011, takes over as Under 20 manager on a two year term.

The inter-county managerial appointments which were ratified at the Board meeting last week are as follows:

Tipperary Senior Hurling Management 2018 (3 year term): Michael Ryan - Manager (Upperchurch-Drombane), Declan Fanning - Coach/Selector (Killenaule), John Madden - Selector (Lorrha-Dorrha), Conor Stakelum - Selector (Borris-Ileigh).

Tipperary U-21 Hurling Management 2018 (3 year term): Liam Cahill - Manager (Ballingarry), Michael Bevans - Coach (Toomevara), John Sheedy - Selector (Portroe), Sean Corbett - Selector (Boherlahan-Dualla), T.J. Ryan - Selector (Clonoulty-Rossmore).

Tipperary Minor Hurling Management 2018 (3 year term): Tommy Dunne - Manager (Toomevara), Ger Ryan - Selector (Cappawhite), Tony Shelly - Selector (Killenaule), Paul Collins - Selector (Drom & Inch).

Tipperary Senior Football Management 2018 (2 year term): Liam Kearns - Manager (Austin Stacks), Shane Stapleton - Selector (Golden-Kilfeacle), Paul Fitzgerald - Selector (Fethard), Brian Lacey - Selector (Round Towers).

Tipperary U-20 Football Management 2018 (2 year term): David Power - Manager (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Mick O'Sullivan - Coach (Drom & Inch), Kieran Maguire - Assistant Coach (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), Tommy Toomey - Mentor (Arravale Rovers), Damian Lawlor - Mentor (Kilruane MacDonaghs).

Tipperary Minor Football Management 2018 (2 year term): Matt O'Doherty - Manager (Arravale Rovers), Benny Hickey - Coach (Cahir), Viv Downey - Selector (Upperchurch-Drombane), James Boland - Selector (Inane Rovers), Johnny Nevin - Selector (JK Brackens), Jason Coffey - Strength & Conditioning (Ardfinnan).

Tipperary Co. Board have welcomed all new management personnel to their positions and wished each management team every success for 2018 and onwards.

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