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Tipp Hurling Legend takes charge of Ladies Footballers

Mullinahone’s John Leahy has been appointed as the new manager of the Tipperary Ladies Football Intermediate team for the 2014 season.

John was appointed at the Tipperary Ladies Football County Board Meeting on Monday, January 6th. John will be joined by Assistant Manager Martin Halpin (Cahir).

John, has played both hurling and football for his club and county and has three All Ireland titles with Tipperary in Hurling and a McGrath Cup Medal in Football.  He has previously been involved with his club, Mullinahone at Minor and U21 level and served as selector to the Tipperary Senior Hurlers in the mid 2000’s.  John is currently working with the HSE as a drug education officer and studying in the University of Limerick as a fitness instructor.

Martin Halpin, Cahir Ladies Football Club has previously assisted with all underage levels and was involved with the U14 team when they competed in the Feile Peil.  Martin has also served as Chairman of his club.

The Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Board welcome John & Martin on board and wish them and the team the very best of luck for the coming season. Chairman Tommie Campbell has requested that clubs please put forward their players who are interested in joining the Tipperary Ladies panel to attend the trials organised for Sunday 12th January in Duneske, Cahir at 9.00am.

John Leahy told munsterlgfa.com that he was “looking forward to challenge and very enthusiastic about the talent available with the Tipperary Ladies Team. I look forward to working with the girls beginning with a trial game next Sunday”

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