Departing Ryan says "change is good"

August 03, 2018

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan.
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Departing Tipperary senior hurling manager Michael Ryan reckons that new management and some new players will give the county "a huge lift" next season.

Ryan stepped down as Premier County boss yesterday evening and has described moving on from the post as "entirely natural" after three seasons in charge.

"The excitement will build and that is a hugely important point," Ryan told Tipp FM this morning. "The excitement that will build with a new backroom that will inevitably bring on top of the existing group of players, plus any additional players will give Tipp a huge lift for 2019.

"That is my belief and it always has been my belief. Change is good. I've been on the positive side of that change when we came in and it was new and it was good.

"We have just come to the end which is entirely natural and entirely normal."

He added: "The club championship we are about to get back into in Tipp could throw up a few surprises and players are getting opportunities. That is exactly what players want. Let's see what the county championship brings, the Under 21s have a massive challenge coming at them next week. I think there is an awful lot to play for."

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