Former Tipperary manager Michael Ryan appointed as Na Piarsaigh boss

Limerick club hurling champions Na Piarsaigh have appointed Michael Ryan as their new manager.

The city club ratified the ex-Tipp boss on Monday night, as reporteD by the Limerick Leader. Having won the All-Ireland title in 2016, they lost the final to Cuala last year, and are considered among the top club sides in Munster.

Boasting a host of intercounty talent, the club’s stars played a key role in the Treaty’s All-Ireland success last August, with Mike Casey and Shane Dowling featuring prominently. More Na Piarsaigh players will be aiming to make an impression on John Kiely in the coming weeks, with David Dempsey and Peter Casey given opportunities.

Ryan succeeds Paul Beary, who was recently announced as manager of the Limerick U20 hurlers, having led the side to the Munster club final which they lost to Ballygunner of Waterford.

After Na Piarsaigh won back-to-back county titles for the first time in their history in 2018, there is a belief that this side is capable of achieving even more in the coming years.

This is an exciting appointment for both Na Piarsaigh and Ryan. The Upperchurch native stepped away as Tipp manager last summer, after a successful stint which included winning the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 2016.

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