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.
We wish to announce that the Tipperary senior hurling captain for 2019 is Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch) and vice captain is Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) January 22, 2019
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.