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Ryan to assume Tipperary assistant manager role

Eamon O’Shea has also brought on board Paudie O’Neill as his senior hurling coach in the Premier county.

Michael Ryan will be part of the new Tipperary management team.
Michael Ryan will be part of the new Tipperary management team.
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MICHAEL RYAN AND Paudie O’Neill are set to join new Tipperary boss Eamonn O’Shea as part of his senior hurling management team.

The Tipperary county board have confirmed that the county’s management committee have agreed to nominate for approval by the county board the appointments of Ryan and O’Neill.

Upperchurch-Drombane native Ryan will take on the role of assistant manager and previously served as a member of the Tipperary management setup from 2008 to 2010 where he worked alongside O’Shea and former boss Liam Sheedy.

Ryan will be a familiar figure for the majority of the Tipperary squad and enjoyed success with them when they won the 2010 All-Ireland title. He previously won as a player with Tipperary an All-Ireland senior medal in 1991 and an All-Ireland U21 medal in 1989.

O’Neill will be charged with the role of team coach. He is a native of Clonmel who now resides in Dublin and played hurling at club level with St Mary’s and football at club level with Clonmel Commercials.

At inter-county level, O’Neill represented Tipperary at minor and U21 level in hurling, at all levels in football and played senior hurling for Dublin.

He has been heavily involved in recent years in coaching roles with his club Ballyboden St Enda’s along with coaching Dublin minor and U21 hurling teams.

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O’Neill also played a leading role in the development and delivery of the GAA Coach Education Programme at national level and has managed Irish teams in the annual Shinty/Hurling internationals.

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