Tipperary senior hurling trainer steps down

Updated: September 23, 2011

News from the Premier County that it has been mutually agreed by Declan Ryan, Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager, and Dr. Cian O’Neill that Cian will step down as physical trainer of the Tipperary senior hurling team.

After four extremely successful years as trainer with Tipperary, Cian wishes to pursue new challenges. A statement on behalf of the County Board, said :

“Declan Ryan, his management team, and Tipperary County Board wish to thank Cian for his outstanding service to our senior squads over the past four years and wish him well in the future. Cian made a very significant contribution to the Tipperary senior hurlers over those years and played a very important part in the team’s successes since 2008, including our 2010 All Ireland victory, three Munster senior hurling titles and one National League title”.

In the world of sport very often the backroom teams get little praise despite a huge contribution to the success of team’s like Tipperary and certainly Cian O’Neill played his part in ensuring that Tipp were one of the fittest teams in the country during the years of his reign.

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