Ryan stands down as Tipp boss

September 01, 2012

Tipperary's manager Declan Ryan and manager Brian Cody of Kilkenny at the final whistle INPHO
Declan Ryan has called time on his spell as Tipperary senior hurling manager.

The move was expected following the Munster champions terrible display against Kilkenny in h All-Ireland semi- final.

In a statement Tipperary County Board said:

"Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager, Declan Ryan; Coach, Tommy Dunne and Selector, Michael Gleeson have informed Tipperary County Board that they are stepping down as the Tipperary senior hurling management team and do not wish to be considered for re-appointment having completed their 2 year term. 

"Tipperary County Board and the Tipperary senior hurling panel would like to thank Declan, Tommy and Michael for leading Tipperary to 2 Munster senior hurling championship successes and their dedication and commitment in carrying out their roles during the last 2 years. All three men have made a great contribution to the GAA in Tipperary over a long number of years and we are fortunate that men of their calibre have been willing to serve the county so generously and so loyally. We acknowledge the time, effort and many personal sacrifices they and their families have made in the interests of Tipperary's senior hurling fortunes and we firmly believe that their good work will lead to continued success for the county.  

"We wish them and their families well for the future and we look forward to their continued involvement with and contribution to the GAA in Tipperary.

"A committee led by County Chairman, Sean Nugent, will now commence the search for a new senior hurling management team."

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