Tipp and Wexford appoint rugby aces

Tipperary hurlers and Wexford footballers are looking towards rugby to help their preparations for the 2013 season.

Tipp and Wexford appoint rugby aces

New Premier County manager Eamon O’Shea has announced Munster’s academy head of fitness Fergal O’Callaghan as the team’s new trainer.

He will replace Ross Dunphy, who has teamed up with Anthony Daly in Dublin after one season with O’Shea’s predecessor Declan Ryan.

In Wexford, recently-appointed football boss Aidan O’Brien has confirmed Jason Moran as his new physical coach.

Limerick native O’Callaghan, 43, is a member of Ahane GAA club and has represented Ireland in rowing in three world championships.

He has a degree in sports and exercise science from UL and has worked with Munster for over 10 years.

O’Shea is believed to have spoken with former Tipperary physical trainer Cian O’Neill, who is now a selector with Kerry, about the appointment.

Waterford-based personal trainer Nolan, 29, is a former Leinster U20 player and played pro rugby in New Zealand for a period. He holds a masters degree in physiology and nutrition from Chester University.

Meanwhile, O’Brien could be faced with sharing at least three of last year’s football panel members in 2013 as Lee Chin, Michael O’Regan and Andrew Stone have all signalled their intentions to play hurling next season.

Liam Dunne has confirmed all three want to play both codes at senior level.

“We will work with this in mind and take everything on board in the New Year,” Dunne said.

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