Tipp ratify Ryan as boss
TIPPERARY'S bid to retain the All-Ireland hurling title next year will be led by Declan Ryan, who was last night formally ratified as Liam Sheedy's replacement, WRITES MARTIN BREHENY.
He will have former team-mate, Tommy Dunne, as coach and the duo will be joined by Thurles Sarsfields manager Michael Gleeson as selector.
Ryan rejoins Dunne and Gleeson, whom he worked with on the management team that steered Tipperary to All-Ireland minor success in 2007. The new management has been given a two-year term.
County chairman Barry O'Brien said that the board had appointed the "three best men available in the county."
Dunne, who coached Tipp's U-21 side to All-Ireland glory this year, will not be replaced, with manager Ken Hogan and selectors TJ Connolly and William Maher running the team next year.