Former Tipperary player and coach Tommy Dunne joins Cistercian College as Head Hurling Coach

Cistercian College Roscrea is pleased to announce that former Tipperary player and coach Mr Tommy Dunne will join the CCR hurling coaching team as Head hurling coach for the 2023 to 2024 season coaching both Junior and Senior teams at the College.

Mr Dunne enjoyed a distinguished playing career with Toomevara Club and Tipperary with multiple club honours for the ‘Greyhounds’. In the blue and gold of Tipperary, he was honoured with one all-Ireland title as captain, two Munster titles, three National Hurling League titles and three All-star awards.

Since then, Mr Dunne has gone on to distinguish himself as an All Ireland winning coach within the Tipperary minor and U21 teams before moving on to coach the Tipperary Senior Hurling team.

This appointment of Mr Dunne will be a great addition to the Hurling programme at the College. Cistercian College has always enjoyed a strong reputation for excellence in sports and extracurricular activities. In addition to Rugby, Hurling is one of the main sports played by students at Cistercian College. This year alone saw the CCR Senior Hurling team become North Leinster Champions having completed a season of exceptional hurling.

Mr Tommy Dunne pictured outside Cistercian College with Director of Sport, Mr Brendan McKeogh

Director of Sport at Cistercian College, Mr Brendan McKeogh is delighted to welcome Tommy to the team and looks forward to what the season ahead will bring. He said:

“We are thrilled to have Tommy on board as Head Hurling coach. We know the boys and the other coaches will benefit greatly from his huge experience as both a player and a coach. We look forward to further strengthening the hurling programme in the College. Coupled with a leading edge Strength and Conditioning programme, Cistercian College continues to be very attractive for any students who wants to avail of best in class hurling coaching with a holistic education that combines quality teaching with a structured study program.”

Speaking about his new role at the College, Mr Dunne said:

“I am delighted to have taken up the role of Senior and Junior Hurling Coach in Cistercian College. I look forward to building a hurling programme that will develop the skills of both squads and create an enjoyable and challenging programme for the hurlers in the College.”