Brendan Maher named Tipperary senior hurling captain

Borris-Ileigh’s Brendan Maher has been named as Tipperary senior hurling captain for the 2014 season with Loughmore-Castleiney’s Noel McGrath named as vice-captain - the 24-year-old Brendan Maher was vice-captain in 2013 and succeeds Shane McGrath.

Borris-Ileigh’s Brendan Maher has been named as Tipperary senior hurling captain for the 2014 season with Loughmore-Castleiney’s Noel McGrath named as vice-captain - the 24-year-old Brendan Maher was vice-captain in 2013 and succeeds Shane McGrath.

Brendan Maher made his senior debut for Tipperary against Cork in 2009 and has played on 20 championship occasions for the county. Similarly Noel McGrath also made his debut in 2009 against Cork and has appeared on 22 occasions since then. Both won All-Ireland minor medals in 2006-2007, an under-21 All-Ireland in 2010 and a senior All-Ireland in 2010.

Meanwhile Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea has added former Olympic sprinter Gary Ryan to his backroom team - Ryan has been appointed as the new physical trainer for the Tipperary senior hurlers.