Shane Ronayne has been appointed manager of the Waterford senior football team.

Ronayne recently stepped down as manager of the Tipperary ladies' footballers following an incredibly successful stint which saw the Premier win four national titles in as many years under his tutelage and is regarded as one of the best young managers in the GAA. 

The Mitchelstown native guided Tipperary back to senior level after winning All-Ireland intermediate titles in 2017 and 2019. 

Ronayne also helped the team reach Division 1 of the National League winning successive promotions in 2017 and 2018. 

He has also helped Cork club giants Mourneabbey to county, Munster and All-Ireland titles in recent years.

Ronanye, a PE teacher in Coláiste Dún Iascaigh in Cahir, has also worked with various teams at his school, UCC, and the Tipperary under-17 panel. 

He has strong links to the Deise – his father comes from Waterford – and now replaces Benji Whelan in the Waterford hotseat after he stod down back in November. 

Preparations behind the scenes have already begun with Waterford set to contest Division 4 South of the Allianz League whenever the competition commences. 

Waterford are joined in this section by Wexford, Carlow, and London, although Michael Maher’s London side will only be included in the 2021 League series if public health restrictions allow.