Former All-Ireland winning hurling captain Declan Carr is set to be ratified as the Tipperary's new senior ladies football manager next Monday night.
In the past week, a number of sources have confirmed to RTE Sport that Carr is the preferred candidate to go forward for ratification to replace Shane Ronayne, who stepped away from the post in December and was yesterday announced as the Waterford men's senior football boss.
Under Ronayne, Tipperary climbed from Division 3 to Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League and won two All-Ireland intermediate titles in the process.
Carr is now expected to drive the team on from here with sources also indicating that the vastly experienced Colm Bonnar, who recently departed as Carlow hurling manager, will form part of his backroom team.
Holycross man Carr, a brother of former Dublin football boss Tommy, was part of Tipp’s 1989 All-Ireland winning squad and captained the team when they won the Liam MacCarthy Cup again in 1991.
Following that season, he moved to the US but was briefly recalled to the Tipp squad in late 1998 when Nicky English took the reins, winning a NHL title one year later.
He has previously managed Holycross-Ballycahill and the county's U21 hurlers, who he led to the Munster hurling title in 2009 .
Carr’s appointment should go before the Tipp executive this week before official ratification next Monday night.