At a meeting of Tipperary GAA Management Committee held tonight, Former Tipperary Inter-County hurler James Woodlock was appointed as the Tipperary Minor hurling manager. The Drom & Inch clubman takes over from club colleague Paul Collins who stepped down at the end of the 2020 campaign.
Having won numerous titles at adult level, James also won a Munster Minor hurling medal in 2003 and has been actively involved in underage coaching and player development since his retirement from Inter-County in 2015. He has played an active role with various Tipperary development squads including the Tipperary Under 16’s for the past two years.
James will be joined on the management team by his former Tipperary Teammate Conor O’Brien of Eire Óg Annacarty Donohill, who along with Damian Ryan Portroe, Brendan Ferris Marlfield and Cormac McGrath Ballinahinch, have been appointed as coach / selectors. Other additions to the management team will be made once current lockdown restrictions are lifted.
The incoming Minor management have been appointed for a three-year term with a review to take place at the end of year two.
There has also been a change to the Tipperary Under 20 football management that will see former Dublin footballer Paddy Christie who is also a member of the senior football management, become the new manager replacing Tom McGlinchey. He will be joined by the remaining members of the senior football management. Further additions to the management may be made in the coming weeks.
The full list of team managements for 2021 is as follows.
Liam Sheedy Manager
David Power Manager
Joe Hayes (Toomevara)
Under 20 Hurling
John Devane Manager
Jason Forristal S & C
Under 20 Football
Paddy Christie Manager
Senior Football Selectors
James Woodlock Manager
Johnny Nevin Manager
Peter Creedon Coach
Tipperary GAA County Board wish the various team management’s the very best of luck and we have no doubt that they will work extremely diligently in the interest of Tipperary GAA.