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Declan Ryan not expected to seek another term as Tipperary hurling manager

Updated: Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 12:06 | Comments

Declan Ryan played his club hurling with Clonoulty-Rossmore
Declan Ryan played his club hurling with Clonoulty-Rossmore

Declan Ryan's days as Tipperary manager are set to come to an end with neither the county board nor Ryan himself expected to seek another term.

Ryan's two-year term ended with the 4-24 to 1-15 defeat to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final over a week ago.

The 18-point defeat to the Cats was Tipp's heaviest Championship reverse since 1897, while Ryan also presided over the 2011 final loss to Kilkenny, although he did guide them to back-to-back Munster titles.

Coach Tommy Dunne and selector Michael Gleeson are also set to depart with the search for a new management expected to start at the weekend.

Ryan's predecessor, Liam Sheedy, and Nicky English - both All-Ireland winning managers - are just two names being talked of as candidates for the job.

Eamon O'Shea, coach during Sheedy's tenure, and former manager Ken Hogan are also thought to be in the running.

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