The Management of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team led by Declan Ryan, have appointed Paul Curran of Mullinahone as Captain and Padraic Maher of Thurles Sarsfields as Vice Captain of the Tipperary senior hurling team for 2012.
Padraic, who is 23 this year, won an All-Ireland Senior Hurling medal and captained Tipperary to Munster and All-Ireland Under 21 honours in 2010. He has also won All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals in 2006 and 2007, a Munster Minor Hurling medal in 2007, a Munster Under 21 Hurling medal in 2008 and 2 Munster Senior Hurling medals (2009 and 2011). Padraic made his National League debut as a substitute against Dublin in March 2009 and his Championship debut at wing-back against Cork in the 2009 Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Padraic was nominated for All-Star awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011, winning an award at full-back in 2009 and at left half-back in 2011. He has also won 2 County Senior Hurling titles with his club Thurles Sarsfields and several county titles at underage.
The team management and Tipperary County Board have wished Paul and Padraic every success in their new roles. They also thanked outgoing captain, Eoin Kelly, and vice-captain, Conor O’Mahony, for the excellent leadership they gave to the team as captain and vice-captain.
Padraic Maher is pictured with former Vice Captain Conor O’Mahony
Paul Curran is picutred with former Captain and Mullinahone team mate Eoin Kelly