Michael Ryan handed three-year term as Tipperary hurling manager

Eamonn Wynne


Eamonn Wynne



Michael Ryan Tipperary hurling manager

Michael Ryan is to continue as manager of the Tipperary senior hurling team for another three years.

As expected, Michael Ryan is to continue as manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team.

The Upperchurch-Drombane clubman, who guided the county to last year’s All-Ireland title, has been given a new three-year term along with his backroom team of coach Declan Fanning and selectors John Madden and Conor Stakelum.

The players and the County Board were anxious for the current management team to remain and their decision to commit to the role for another three years is a welcome boost for the county.

Their reappointment was ratified at last night’s County Board meeting in Thurles, as were the managers and selectors for the other county teams.

Liam Kearns stays as manager of the Tipperary senior footballers while former Minor manager David Power will take over the U-20s, the grade previously known as the U-21s.

Former Minor hurling manager Liam Cahill steps up to take charge of the county U-21 hurlers while Tommy Dunne is the new boss of the minor hurlers.

Arravale Rovers clubman Matt O’Doherty is the new manager of the county minor footballers.

The full list of management teams is  

Senior Hurling Management (three-year term)

Michael Ryan - Manager (Upperchurch-Drombane)

Declan Fanning - Coach/Selector (Killenaule)

John Madden - Selector (Lorrha-Dorrha)

Conor Stakelum - Selector (Borris-Ileigh)

U-21 Hurling Management  (three-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)

Minor Hurling Management (three-year term)

Tommy Dunne - Manager (Toomevara)

Ger Ryan - Selector (Cappawhite)

Tony Shelly - Selector (Killenaule)

Paul Collins - Selector (Drom/Inch)

Senior Football Management (two-year term)

Liam Kearns - Manager (Austin Stacks)

Shane Stapleton - Selector (Golden-Kilfeacle)

Paul Fitzgerald - Selector (Fethard)

Brian Lacey - Selector (Round Towers)

U-20 Football Management (two-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)

Minor Football Management (two-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 and Conditioning (Ardfinnan)