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2021 Tipperary Team Management Appointments

February 3rd, 2021 | By Jonathan Cullen


James Woodlock has been appointed Minor Hurling Manager

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.


New Under 20 Football Manager Paddy Christie

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.

Senior Hurling

Liam Sheedy Manager

Darragh Egan

Tommy Dunne

Eoin Kelly

Eamon O’Shea


Senior Football

David Power Manager

Charlie McGeever

Paddy Christie

Joe Hayes (Toomevara)

Tommy Toomey

Declan Browne


Under 20 Hurling

John Devane Manager

Richie Ruth

Dan Hackett

Ken Dunne

Jason Forristal S & C


Under 20 Football

Paddy Christie Manager

Senior Football Selectors


Minor Hurling

James Woodlock Manager

Conor O’Brien

Brendan Ferris

Damien Ryan

Cormac McGrath


Minor Football

Johnny Nevin Manager

Peter Creedon Coach

Christopher Ryan

Adrian Cooke

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.

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