PADRAIC MAHER WILL captain the reigning All-Ireland senior hurling champions Tipperary for the 2017 season.
The announcement sees Thurles Sarsfields player Maher promoted from vice-captain as he replaces Borris-Ileigh’s Brendan Maher, who was the leader when Tipperary lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup in September.
Star forward Seamus Callanan from the Drom-Inch club is the new vice-captain of the Tipperary team.
Padraic Maher is 27 years old and made his Tipperary debut in 2009. He is a two-time All-Ireland senior hurling winner while he captained Tipperary to the 2010 All-Ireland U21 title as well.
Earlier this month he won his fourth All-Star award after being previously recognised for his defensive exploits in 2009, 2011 and 2014.
29 year-old Callanan has been nominated for Hurler of the Year for the last three seasons and has won three consecutive All-Stars in that same period.
He came on as a substitute in the 2010 All-Ireland final win before shooting 0-13 in September’s success over Kilkenny in a game where he claimed the man-of-the-match award.
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