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Premier hurling roles for Cahill and Connolly

Ballingarry’s Liam Cahill was last night appointed as the new manager of the Tipperary minor hurling team while TJ Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs) will take over as manager of the county’s U21 team.

Both were ratified at a meeting of the County Board last night, with Cahill taking over from William Maher and Connolly replacing the outgoing Ken Hogan.

Both Maher’s and Hogan’s backroom teams also stepped down.

Maher served as minor manager for the past two seasons, claiming the Munster and All-Ireland. Tipperary suffered a three-point defeat to Limerick in this year’s Munster semi-final.

Meanwhile, Hogan led the county’s U21 team to provincial and All-Ireland glory in 2010. The Premier side reached the Munster decider this season and last, but fell to Clare on both occasions, losing out by 1-17 to 2-10 in their most recent meeting in July.

A statement released by the County Board read: "Tipperary County Board is very grateful to both Ken and William for their service in team management. We would also like to thank the outgoing U21 selectors, TJ Connolly and Tony Lanigan, and the outgoing minor selectors, Brian Horgan, Martin Maher and Noel Morris."