Former Tipperary hurling manager, Michael Ryan, has been appointed as the new boss of Limerick county champions, Na Piarsaigh.
Ryan took charge of the Premier county in 2015 after serving his time as a selector under both Liam Sheedy and Eamon O’Shea.
He led Tipperary to All Ireland glory in his first year in charge but following poor performances in both the 2017 and 2018 championships, Ryan and his management team stepped down in August of last year.
Na Piarsaigh ratified the Upperchurch-Drombane club man last night, as reported by the Limerick Leader.
We would like to welcome our new senior hurling manager Michael Ryan and coach Nigel Shaughnessy to the club.
We wish you the very best for the coming season.
PJ Breen will also be part of the management team for 2019 pic.twitter.com/sgvYTl0iD2
— NapGAA (@NapGAA) January 29, 2019
Ryan will succeed Paul Beary who stepped down after one year in charge. During his short stint, Beary led the 2018 All Ireland finalists to their fifth county title.
As part of his backroom team, the Tipperary native will have former Galway and Loughrea hurler Nigel Shaughnessy as coach while Na Piarsaigh club man PJ Breen will be a selector.
Last week, three-time All Star winner, Ciarán Carey, was appointed as the senior hurling manager of his club, Patrickswell, who were beaten in the county semi-final by Doon. He succeeds former Limerick captain, Gary Kirby, who had been in charge of the side since 2008.