Sunday 21 January 2018

Bergin steps away from Tipp squad due to work commitments

 

Kieran Bergin. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Kieran Bergin. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

All-Ireland champions Tipperary will have to plan without Kieran Bergin for the remainder of the season after he opted to step away from Michael Ryan's squad.

It's believed Bergin, who featured as a substitute in last year's All-Ireland final win over Kilkenny, cited work commitments when informing management of his decision to leave the squad.

The Killenaule midfielder didn't feature in the League final defeat to Galway or the semi-final win over Wexford but he did start against both Dublin and Waterford earlier in the campaign.

The 31-year-old's most recent appearance came as a substitute in the narrow defeat to Cork at the end of March.

Having spent several years abroad, Bergin was a latecomer to county hurling and didn't make his Tipp debut until 2013, having won a Munster minor title back in 2003.

Irish Independent

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