Peter Creedon is new Tipperary Senior Football manager

Corkman Peter Creedon has been appointed as the new Tipperary Senior Football Manager.

Corkman Peter Creedon has been appointed as the new Tipperary Senior Football Manager.

His appointment for the remainder of the 2012 season was ratified by the County Board on Tuesday night.

Donegal man Gerry McGill and Michael O’Loughlin from Clonmel will be his selectors.

Peter Creedon comes from Roscarberry in West Cork and is the new Principal in St. Ailbe’s School, Tipperary Town. He coached the local club in Roscarberry, Carbery Rangers, at both U-21 and senior level 1ast year.

He lives in Thurles (he has lived in Tipperary for the last 16 years) and is involved in coaching underage teams with Durlas Og and Sarsfields ladies football club. His introduction to Tipperary football came when he coached the Cahir senior football team in 2001 to their first South title since the 1950s. He also successfully coached teams in Cashel Community School, winning Munster Football championships at minor level.

Creedon spent 5 years in charge of Tipperary Minor and U-21 teams from 2003 to 2008. In that time Tipperary reached an All Ireland quarter final and three Munster Finals, where his teams ran Cork and Kerry teams very close.