Declan Carr

Declan Carr set to manage Tipp Ladies Footballers

Former Tipperary All-Ireland winning hurling captain Declan Carr is set to be ratified as the Tipperary's new senior ladies football manager.

The Holycross/Ballycahill clubman is said to be the preferred candidate to go forward for ratification to replace Shane Ronayne, who stepped away from the post in December after four successful years, and was announced as the Waterford men’s senior football manager on Monday.

Carr, brother of Tommy Carr who played with and managed the Dublin senior footballers, will be tasked will taking the senior ladies footballers to the next level after two intermediate successes in the last four years and were defeated by one point by Galway and Monaghan in their two championship games last year.

It is speculated that his former Tipperary colleague Colm Bonnar, who recently stepped down as Carlow hurling manager, will form part of the backroom team.

Declan Carr was part of Tipperary’s 1989 All-Ireland winning squad and captained the team when they won the Liam MacCarthy Cup again in 1991.

Following that season, he moved to the US but was recalled to the Tipp squad when Nicky English took the reins, winning a National League title in 1999.

He has previously managed the Tipperary Under 21 hurlers in 2008 and 2009, winning a Munster title in his first year, before falling narrowly to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Final.

Carr’s appointment should go before the Tipp ladies football executive this week with official ratification expected next Monday night.

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