Tipperary are seeking a new senior hurling manager after the county board management committee voted to "relieve Colm Bonnar from his duties", a decision that has left the now former boss "extremely disappointed".

Bonnar was appointed on a three-year term to replace Liam Sheedy last year but he will not be at the helm in 2023 after the management committee voted for change, following a review of the county's disappointing campaign.

Tipp struggled with injuries and retirements this season but lost all four Munster SHC games, including a heavy defeat to Cork in the final round.

Bonnar met the management committee last night and was informed afterwards that his tenure would not be prolonged.

A statement read: 'The management committee of Tipperary GAA met last night to discuss the 2022 senior hurling season.

"Following a very comprehensive review the management committee have made the decision to relieve Colm Bonnar from his duties as Tipperary senior hurling manager.

Tipperary GAA wish to thank Colm for his contribution during his time as senior hurling manager and wish him well in the future.'

The search for a new management team will now commence.

In an exclusive statement to tipperarylive.ie, Bonnar said he had outlined his plans for 2023 before the executive committee prior to receiving a call that his term as manager of the Premier would be cut short.

The statement read: "I am extremely disappointed with the decision of the executive committee of Tipperary GAA regarding my position as senior hurling manager.

"The terms of reference I was given for my three-year term was stated clearly by the Executive Committee at the Tipperary convention in December 2021 where it was stated that Tipperary were entering a transition and a rebuilding period. The manager will need time to add new players to the panel and patience was urged for this rebuild.

"I presented a detailed presentation to the 15 person executive yesterday evening (Wednesday), this encompassed my review of 2022 and my plans for 2023. I have since been informed by the county board that I am no longer in the position of Tipperary senior hurling manager for the coming years.

"I am an honourable and a very committed Tipperary man, with an experienced management career, who has always giving my heart and soul to Tipperary hurling, both as a player and manager. I took on this task in good faith.

"Tipperary hurling will always be in my heart and I wish all involved the best of luck as I again become a passionate supporter of our great county team."

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