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Appointment of Tipperary Senior Hurling Management Team
Statement from Tipperary County Board
Tipperary County Board tonight approved the appointment for a 2 year term of Declan Ryan (Clonoulty Rossmore) as Manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team, Tommy Dunne (Toomevara) as Coach and Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields) as Selector. Tipperary County Board wishes Declan, Tommy, and Michael well for their term.

Declan Ryan was Manager of the Tipperary minor hurling team in 2007 when they won the All Irleand title. Tommy Dunne was coach and Michael Gleeson was a selector. Tommy Dunne was coach to the Tipperary U-21 team which won this year’s All Ireland title and was also Manager of the Toomevara senior hurling team this year. Michael Gleeson managed Thurles Sarsfields to victory in the Tipperary senior hurling championship in 2009 and 2010 and has also managed Thurles Sarsfields minor teams to win county titles in both hurling and football.

Declan Ryan won three All Ireland senior hurling medals with Tipperary in 1989, 1991 and 2001. He played 41 championship games for Tipperary between 1988 and 2001, scoring 9-64 in 26 wins, 4 draws and 11 defeats. He represented Tipperary at minor and under 21 levels and captained the under 21 team to win Munster and All Ireland titles in 1989. He also won 4 National Hurling League medals, 5 Munster senior hurling champonship medals, 2 All Star awards and 2 county senior hurling championship medals with his club, Clonoulty Rossmore, in 1989 and 1997.

Tommy Dunne captained Tipperary to win the All Ireland senior hurling title in 2001 and was named Hurler of the Year in 2001. He played 44 championship games for Tipperary between 1993 and 2005, scoring 6-109 in 24 wins, 4 draws and 16 defeats. He won an All Ireland under 21 hurling medal in 1995 and also represented Tipperary at minor in 1991 and 1992. He won 10 Tipperary county senior hurling championships with his club, Toomevara, including 2 as captain and 3 Munster club championship medals. He also won 3 National Hurling League medals, 2 as captain, 2 Munster senior hurling championship medals, a Munster minor championship medal and 3 All Star awards.

Michael Gleeson played senior hurling for Tipperary against Clare in the 1977 Munster senior hurling championship. He also played in the 1975/76 and 76/77 National Hurling League. He played senior hurling with Thurles Sarsfields for 10 years between 1974 and 1983, winning a county championship medal in 1974 and 3 Mid Division senior hurling medals. He began his career in team management with the Durlas Óg club in Thurles and has made a major contribution to the recent revival in the fortunes of Thurles Sarsfields at underage and adult level.

Tipperary Under 21 Hurling Management Team
Statement from Tipperary County Board
Following the appointment of Tommy Dunne as coach to the senior hurling team, Tipperary County Board agreed tonight that he would not be replaced on the under 21 management team. Manager, Ken Hogan and selectors TJ Connolly and William Maher will be the under 21 hurling management team for 2011. Tipperary County Board wishes them well for the year ahead.

Texaco Award, GPA Player of the Year and Team of the Year

To read more about Larry Corbett’s awards as Texaco Player of the Year and as GPA Player of the Year and about the GPA Team of the Year go

From Tipperary GAA Scene

Good luck to Thurles Sarsfields for their Munster Club senior hurling semi-final game against Limerick champions, Kilmallock, in Kilmallock at 2pm on Sunday next, November 14th.  While Sarsfields will go into the game as favourites, it will be a tough challenge to face the Limerick champions on their home grounds. However, the Tipp champions have the ability to win this game and continue their successful year.

At its October meeting, Tipperary County Board nominated Con Hogan (Marlfield) to stand for the Presidency of the GAA at next April’s annual Congress. Con is currently a Trustee of the Association and Chairman of the Semple Stadium Management Committee. He has previously held the positions of Central Council Delegate, Chairman of Tipperary County Board and Chairman of the South Tipperary Board. He brings several decades of experience as a successful and capable administrator to his candidacy and has both the track record and vision to serve the Association very well as President. Tipperary County Board strongly endorsed Con’s candidacy at the October meeting and wishes him every success in his efforts to reach the highest office in the GAA. The late Seamus Ó Riain of Moneygall was the last Tipperary man to serve as GAA President.

Munster GAA Fixtures 2011
To read all the dates and venues for the Munster Senior, Under 21, Minor and Intermediate Championships and for the Munster Waterford Crystal Cup go to .

GAA Season Tickets 2011

According to the GAA web site Season Tickets for 2011 go on sale tomorrow Wednesday 10 November on .

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John Coman
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