Tyrone hurling manager McShane steps down

May 21, 2023

Tyrone manager Michael McShane ©INPHO/Tom Maher

Tyrone senior hurling manager Michael McShane has stood down from his post after three seasons in charge.

The Antrim native guided the Red Hands to Nickey Rackard Cup glory last year after they defeated Roscommon in the final at Croke Park by 1-27 to 0-19.

Just a month later, the team would lose their top-scorer and captain Damien Casey in a tragic accident while he was visiting Spain for a wedding.

This season saw Tyrone securing their Division 2B status in the Allianz League as well as in the Christy Ring Cup for 2024.

Yesterday’s 2-28 to 4-17 defeat to London in Carrickmore brought the curtain down on the team’s campaign and McShane has since stood down, with Tyrone GAA releasing the following:

“Coiste Chontae Thír Eoghain wish to announce that Michael McShane has informed us of his decision to step down as manager of our Senior Hurling team.

“Appointed at the beginning of the 2021 season, Michael has brought Tyrone hurling to new heights – two Nickey Rackard Cup Final appearances, with that famous victory over Roscommon in Croke Park last year, as well as a Division 3A National Hurling League title.

“Today he steps down having helped secure our place in Division 2B and the Christy Ring Cup for next year. He was with us throughout the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.”

County board chairman Martin Sludden added: “Tyrone GAA wish to place on record our most sincere thanks to Michael, Stephen McGarry, Noel Brick, Tom Hennessy and the entire coaching and backroom team for all their hard work and dedication over the past three years.”

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