McGrath to captain Tipp as Cahill names first panel

November 15, 2022

Noel McGrath of Tipperary ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Noel McGrath has been named as Tipperary senior hurling captain for 2023.

The three-time All-Ireland SHC winner, who has made 136 appearances for Tipp since making his debut in 2009, takes over the captaincy from Ronan Maher, who is now vice-captain.

New Tipperary manager Liam Cahill has also announced a 40-man pre-Allianz League panel which features players from 25 clubs, including long-serving stars Seamus Callanan and Patrick 'Bonner' Maher.

“A number of players who are currently unavailable due to injury have not been included at this point. The team management will continue to assess further potential panel members prior to the commencement of the Allianz Hurling League in early 2023,” a Tipperary GAA statement read.

Tipperary (pre-Allianz Hurling League panel): Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill), Conor Bowe (Moyne Templetuohy), Michael Breen (Ballina), Ger Browne (Cashel King Cormacs), Paddy Cadell (JK Brackens), Seamus Callanan, John Campion, Pauric Campion (all Drom & Inch), Ciaran Connolly (Loughmore Castleiney), Eoghan Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs), Paddy Creedon (Thurles Sarsfields), Joe Fogarty (Moneygall), Jason Forde (Silvermines), Enda Heffernan (Clonoulty Rossmore), Barry Hogan (Kiladangan), Seamus Kennedy (St Mary’s), Mark Keogh (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Patrick Maher (Lorrha Dorrha), Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Jake Morris, Conor McCarthy (both Nenagh Éire Óg), Dan McCormack (Borris Ileigh), Brian McGrath, John McGrath, Noel McGrath (all Loughmore Castleiney), Shane Neville (Cratloe, Clare), Andrew Ormond (JK Brackens), Gearóid O’Connor (Moyne Templetuohy), Cian O’Dwyer (Clonakenny), Kian O’Kelly (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Bryan O’Mara (Holycross Ballycahill), Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs), James Quigley (Kiladangan), Gavin Ryan (Upperchurch Drombane), Jack Ryan (Clonoulty Rossmore), Johnny Ryan (Arravale Rovers), Seán Ryan (Templederry Kenyons), Rhys Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), Conor Stakelum (Thurles Sarsfields), Alan Tynan (Roscrea).

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