Updated at 21.28
EAMON O’SHEA HAS been ratified as the new manager of Tipperary hurlers, it has been confirmed, following a meeting of the Tipperary County Board tonight.
A statement released this evening added:
“The other members of Eamon’s management team will be selected in due course and recommended to County Board for ratification.
“Tipperary County Board is delighted that a man of Eamon’s ability and experience has agreed to take on the important and voluntary role of managing the Tipperary senior hurling team.
“The Board wishes him every success and assures him of their full support and encouragement as he seeks to build on the team’s many successes in the last 5 years.”
O’Shea was previously the team’s coach from 2008-2010, and was part of their All-Ireland triumph in the final year of his time in the position, as well as representing the county as a player at senior level between 1979 and 1986
He succeeds Declan Ryan, who left after the side’s comprehensive loss against Kilkenny in the semi-final of this year’s All-Ireland Championship.