All-Ireland club champions appoint successful Tipperary underage boss

September 20, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

New man: Willie Maher.

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CLUB hurling champions Cuala have announced Tipperary’s Willie Maher as their new manager. 

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The successful Premier county underage boss succeeds Mattie Kenny in the role, after he took over the Dublin hurlers earlier this month. 

Kenny guided Cuala to back-to-back All-Ireland senior club titles in 2017 and 2018, but the Dalkey club exited the Dublin championship at the semi-final stage in October.

Maher with the Tipp minors in 2012.

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Maher, who steered the Tipperary minors to All-Ireland glory in 2012 and helped the U21s to glory as a coach in 2010, was announced as Cuala’s new manager last night.

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“It was important that we appointed someone of the highest calibre, experience and track record at the top level of both the club and inter-county game,” Cuala wrote in a statement, “and Willie Maher ticks all of those boxes.

Cuala are delighted to announce Willie Maher as our new Senior Hurling Manager.

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— Cuala GAA (@CualaCLG) November 28, 2018

“There are obvious synergies between Willie’s track record and our future ambitions for hurling in Cuala. A manager of his calibre will always be in high demand and we are delighted that he has committed his immediate future to us.”

The 39-year-old Ballingarry club man was also a contender to take charge of the Tipperary senior hurlers this year, a post that was ultimately filled by Liam Sheedy.

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