Ronayne Appointed in Tipperary

Shane Ronayne was ratified as Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football Manager for 2017 at the October County Board Meeting held on Monday, October 10th. Shane will be joined by Strength and Conditioning Coach/Selector, Alan O’Connor (Cahir); Selector, Tony Smith (Moyle Rovers) and Goalkeeping Coach Tomás Mac tSaoir (An Gaeltacht and UCC).

31 March 2012; Shane Ronayne, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh. Tesco All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Junior A Final, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir, Co. Tipperary v Loreto Convent, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Moate GAA Club, Hogan Park, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Shane is well known within Tipperary Ladies Football as he managed the Minor team from 2007-2010 with success in Munster Minor B Championship 2008, 2009, 2010. In 2010 he managed and coached the Under 16 team to a Munster B title. In 2009 the Senior team was promoted to National Football League Division 1 under his care. More recently he was involved with Munster Interprovincial Ladies Football teams as Selector in 2016 and Manager in 2015. Shane was Assistant Manager/Coach with Cork Senior Ladies Football team during 2014-2016 and is currently with the UCC Ladies Football team and the reigning Munster Senior Club champions Mourneabbey.


Alan O’Connor, Strength and Conditioning Coach/Selector will bring a wealth of experience to the Intermediate Team.  Alan was also recently appointed Strength and Conditioning coach to the Tipperary U21 footballers. In 2016 he was Strength & Conditioning coach to Wexford Senior Football. Fitness trainer/coach to Loughmore-Castleiney senior hurling & football. Fitness trainer/ coach to Cahir Intermediate Camogie team – All-Ireland club champions. Coach to Cahir U8 ladies football. In 2011 he was Strength and Conditioning coach to the Tipperary Minor footballers won the All Ireland.


Tony Smith was part of the management team that brought Tipperary Ladies Football Under 14 team to two All Ireland titles in 2015 and 2016. Goalkeeping Coach Tomás Mac TSaoir is a former Kerry Senior footballer and is a coach with UCC Ladies football.


On ratification Shane was delighted and “is thrilled and very excited about Tipperary Ladies Football in future.”

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