The Ballingarry native has been managing the U21 hurlers for the past two seasons, and he guided the Premier to a Munster final in 2016.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport William Maher had nothing but praise for those he worked with.Tipperary Co. Board wish to announce that due to work commitments coinciding with further educational opportunities, Tipperary U21 Hurling Manager, William Maher (Ballingarry) will not be seeking an extension to his term as manager when the position is up for renewal later in the year. His decision, taken now, concurs with his immediate priorities and also to allow Tipperary Co. Executive time to plan ahead for his successor.During his two year term as manager, William guided Tipperary to the Munster U21 Final in 2016 which his side lost to the eventual All-Ireland Champions. At a time when the grade is very strong provincially, his developmental panel acquitted themselves well in this year’s campaign.Tipperary Co. Board Chairman, Michael Bourke in appreciation had this to say, ‘I thank William Maher for the enormous effort and contribution he has made to Tipperary in his tenure as U21 hurling manager. His knowledge and passion for the game is up there with the best and it’s unfortunate for him and the County that results didn’t give him the rewards his efforts deserved. I wish William well in his career and hope he will be able to continue to share his expertise through involvement with his club’. Tipperary Under 21 hurling manager William Maher is stepping down from the job.His intention to leave the fold was announced at the County Board meeting last night.He’s taken the decision for personal and family reasons.