FORMER WATERFORD BOSS Michael Ryan is set to make a swift return to hurling management with Tipperary club St Mary’s (Clonmel).
Ryan’s reign as Deise senior hurling manager ended last August after he had stepped into the role in October 2011 and had been in charge for two years.
He is now set to be involved for the 2014 campaign with South Tipperary outfit St Mary’s who ply their trade at intermediate level in the Premier county.
St Mary’s have lost to the eventual county champions for the past two seasons and will be hoping that drafting in Ryan can help them attain senior status. Seamus Kennedy, who is currently involved with Eamon O’Shea’s Tipperary senior side, is their leading figure.
Former All-Ireland winning ladies football manager Ryan lives in Ballymacarbry in West Waterford, which is in close proximity to the town of Clonmel. He has previously excelled at club level with Waterford city side De La Salle, steering them to county and Munster senior hurling titles in 2010.