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Former Tipperary Boss Appointed Manager Of Na Piarsaigh

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 28/1/2018 Clare vs Tipperary Tipperary's manager Michael Ryan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

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.

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.

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