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Seamus Callanan Appointed As Tipperary Captain For 2019

Seamus Callanan

Tipperary sharpshooter, Seamus Callanan, has been appointed as the county’s hurling captain for 2019 with Noel McGrath as vice-captain.

The Drom & Inch club man takes over from Padraic Maher who led the county from centre-back last year.

Newly-reinstalled manager, Liam Sheedy had previously confirmed to Tipp FM that he would wait until the conclusion of the Coop Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League to make a decision on who would lead out his side.

That competition ended in defeat in the final to Clare for Sheedy’s side and he will be hoping that there won’t be a repeat of that result with the two sides meet in the first round of the Allianz League on Saturday night in Semple Stadium.

Callanan, who was vice-captain last season, missed all of Tipperary’s league campaign in 2018 after undergoing surgery on his back last January.

He made his return to inter-county action off the bench against Limerick but he was unable to prevent the four-point loss in the first round of the Munster round-robin series.

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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