John Leahy takes over Tipperary Ladies Football team

Mullinahone’s John Leahy has been appointed as the new manager of the Tipperary Ladies Football Intermediate team for the 2014 season.

Mullinahone’s John Leahy has been appointed as the new manager of the Tipperary Ladies Football Intermediate team for the 2014 season.

John was appointed at the Tipperary Ladies Football County Board Meeting on Monday, January 6th.

John Leahy will be joined by Assistant Manager Martin Halpin (Cahir).

John has played both hurling and football for his club and county and has won three All-Ireland titles with Tipperary in hurling and a McGrath Cup medal in Football.

He has previously been involved with his club Mullinahone at minor and under-21 level and served as a selector to the Tipperary senior hurlers in the mid-2000s.

John Leahy is currently working with the HSE as a drug education officer and is also studying in the University of Limerick as a fitness instructor.

Martin Halpin (Cahir Ladies Football Club) has previously assisted with all underage levels and was involved with the under-14 team when they competed in the Feile Peil. Martin Halpin has also served as chairman of his club.

The Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Board have welcomeed the appointment of John Leahy and Martin Halpin on board and have wished the management team and the panel of players all the very best of luck for the coming season.

Ladies Football Board chairman Tommie Campbell has requested that clubs please put forward their players who are interested in joining the Tipperary Ladies Football panel to attend the trials organised for Sunday, January 12th in Duneske, Cahir at 9am.

In response to his appointment John Leahy said: “I am looking forward to the challenge and I am very enthusiastic about the talent available with the Tipperary ladies team. I look forward to working with the girls beginning with a trial game next Sunday”.

Meanwhile the Tipperary hurlers will play LIT in the preliminary round of the Waterford Crystal Cup SH competition at MacDonagh Park Nenagh on Sunday next, January 12th at 2pm. The winners will play Kerry in Tralee in the next round on Sunday, January 19th. Eamonn Kelly (Kildangan) and Brian Horgan (Knockavilla) were recently appointed as manager and coach respectively of the Kerry team. Tipperary’s first Allianz League outing is at home to Waterford under lights in Semple Stadium on Saturday night, February 15th.