Tipperary football has received a significant boost with the news that two-time All Star Declan Browne has joined their senior management team.
Browne, the county's most decorated footballer, will link up with David Power’s backroom team as the forwards coach.
In 1998, the Moyle Rovers man won his first All Star on the back of stellar displays against Limerick, Waterford and Clare when he hit 1-6, 0-9 and 1-7 respectively.
He landed his second award in 2003, boosted by a nine-point cameo against Donegal in the qualifiers at Croke Park.
In 2005, Browne lead the Tipp team to a Tommy Murphy Cup title, again lighting Croke Park up with a tally of 1-7 in the final to beat Wexford and to become the first Tipperary man to lift a national football title in 75 years.
A forward with extravagant gifts, he is sure to be a massive help to the Premier’s current attackers. He served as the county’s under-21 manager a couple of seasons ago and has been in regular demand as a coach for both hurling and football teams at club and county level.
There are further additions to the Tipp football set-up with two players coming on board to join last year's squad.
Highly-rated hurler Conor Bowe, who won the 2019 under-20 Munster Hurler of the Year award, has joined the panel.
The Moyne-Templetuohy man landed an All-Ireland medal at that grade two seasons ago, lining out at number 15 under Liam Cahill’s watch, winning two man-of-the-match awards on the road to that success.
Meanwhile Alan Tynan, who spent the past three years in Munster Rugby’s academy, has also linked up with the Munster champions.
Tynan represented Tipp at minor level in both codes and was deemed a highly promising footballer before he joined the Munster academy.
Going in the opposite direction, however, is Colin O’Riordan.
The inspirational midfielder and half-forward flew back to Australia to resume his AFL duties with Sydney Swans just weeks after helping his county to an historic provincial title win over Cork.