Former All Star Hogan is new Tipp boss

FORMER Allstar goalkeeper Ken Hogan was last night appointed new manager of the Tipperary senior hurling team in succession to Michael Doyle.

Winner of two All-Ireland senior medals in 1989 and 1991, Hogan’s appointment was ratified by delegates at the County Board meeting in Thurles.

Hogan, who played for Tipp at minor, U21 and senior levels has vast experience as a selector with the Premier County senior squad.

He first term was under Fr Tom Fogarty in the mid-nineties and he was also a selector for four years when Nicky English was boss.

A native of Lorrha and a Munster Railway cup goalkeeper, Hogan has coached a number of club teams after his retirement from playing.

When Nicky English left managerial office twelve months ago and Michael Doyle took over, Hogan resigned as a selector.

When Doyle quit, after just one season in charge, several names were tipped as replacements - Hogan, current Antrim boss Dinny Cahill, former star Michael Cleary, U21 manager Seamus Power and former Offaly manager John McIntyre.

Hogan’s appointment is for two years, and he has named Jack Bergin and Colm Bonner as his selectors.

Bergin was a selector alongside Horgan under Nicky English, while former player Bonner was a selector with Waterford under Justin McCarthy.

Meanwhile, Charlie Carter and his first cousin David are both on the injured list ahead of their club Young Ireland’s clash with O’Loughlin Gaels in the final of the Kilkenny county senior hurling championship at Nowlan Park on Sunday.

Carter sensationally walked out on the Kilkenny team earlier in the season after being relieved of the captaincy by club colleague DJ Carey. He is struggling with a hamstring injury while David Carter has a hand injury.

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