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Colm Bonnar the last man standing in Tipperary manager hunt

Colm Bonnar has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Liam Sheedy as Tipperary senior hurling manager. 

The 57-year old was joined on a shortlist by William Maher. However, it's reported that Maher is no longer available for the role, leaving Bonnar as the last man standing.

Sheedy stepped down as Tipp manager in August, ending a three-year second stint in charge.

Liam Cahill was believed to be the preferred candidate to take the Premier County job, but the All Ireland Minor, U20 and U21-winning manager opted instead to extend his stay with Waterford.

Darragh Egan's name had also been touted, having served as one of Sheedy's coaches with Tipp but he was last week confirmed as Davy Fitzgerald's successor with Wexford.

Bonnar is no stranger to inter-county management, having cut his coaching teeth with Waterford in the early 2000's under Justin McCarthy. Together they helped end a 39-year wait for a Munster title.

The Cashel King Cormac's man replaced John Meyler as Wexford manager in 2008, but quit in the summer of 2011 after an unsuccessful spell in charge.

Bonnar took charge of the Carlow hurlers in 2016, guiding them to promotion to Division 1 of the Allianz Hurling League in 2018.

They also won the inaugural Joe McDonagh Cup the same year. Bonnar left Carlow after four years at the helm in November of 2020.

Recently he has been part of Paraic Fanning's coaching ticket with Kilkenny club, Dicksboro.

Ratification of Bonnar as Tipp manager could come within the week.

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