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JBM stays, Cunningham comes in, Daly goes - this year's hurling managerial merry-go-round

As it stands today, we’ve the 14 managers who will be operating in tier one of the 2015 championship.


Kevin Ryan is set to stay on as Antrim senior hurling manager for another two years. The former Carlow manager succeeded Jerry Wallace in the job in 2012.

Kevin Ryan Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO


Pat English has taken over from John Meyler as the Barrowsiders’ hurling manager. He has been in charge of the county’s U21s for the last two years and will be “advised” in the role by John Allen.

John Allen John Allen will be an advisor in Carlow this year. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s three-year term in charge of Cork officially came to an end after the 2-18 to 1-11 All-Ireland SHC semi-final defeat by Tipperary in August, having lost a final and semi-final the two years previous. But last month he announced he will continue for a further two-year term.

Jimmy Barry Murphy 11/8/2014 Will I stay or will I go? Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Davy Fitzgerald is still in the hot seat in Clare, and he’ll be hoping his team can reproduce the form of 2013 now that there’s no dual star distractions.

Davy Fitzgerald and Liam Dunne at the end of the game Davy Fitz is bouncing back this year. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


After six years at the helm Anthony Daly stepped down as Dublin manager this summer. Former Cork goalkeeper and selector Ger Cunningham has been appointed as his replacement on a three-year term.

Anthony Daly dejected Anthony Daly's replacement has yet to be announced. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Anthony Cunningham’s three-year term ended when his side were knocked out of the All-Ireland qualifiers by Tipperary, but he re-applied for the job and is back once more.

Anthony Cunningham Anto's back for another year. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Yes, Brian Cody is still managing Kilkenny.

Source: Andrew McGuinness/YouTube


Seamus ’Cheddar’ Plunkett will once more take over the Laois hurling panel in the new year as the county look to continue the positive progress shown in recent years. He initially took the role on a one year term in 2012.


Having stepped in to save the day last year, TJ Ryan has been handed a new three year deal as Limerick hurling manager.

TJ Ryan Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Despite a disappointing summer, Offaly hero Brian Whelehan is set to be at the helm for the county again next season.


Eamon O’Shea has committed to staying on with Tipperary for the 2015 season but it will mark his final year in charge. Intriguingly Tipperary have already revealed that current selector Michael Ryan will step up to take charge of the senior side for the 2016 campaign.

Eamon O'Shea encourages his players Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Derek McGrath is still in charge of the Déise, but he’ll have to do without assistant manager William Maher this year after the former Tipperary underage boss stepped down during the summer.

Derek McGrath and Dan Shanahan Derek McGrath and selector Dan Shanahan showed plenty of passion this summer. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO


In June Brian Hanley stepped down as Westmeath senior and under 21 hurling manager after three years in the job. Former Waterford bainisteoir Michael Ryan has taken the role on a three-year basis, with a review at the end of the second year.


Ahead of last year’s championship Liam Dunne’s term was extended by two years and following a very positive campaign he’ll be gearing himself up for bigger things in 2015. He’s brought former goalkeeper Damien Fitzhenry on board as a selector for next year.

Source: hockeyhurlingshinty5/YouTube

This article was first published on October 15th and has been updated with recent managerial changes.

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