The South Offaly side will be hoping he can lead them to a first title since 2008.
Birr have appointed a former All-Ireland winner as their new senior hurling manager.
Liam McCarthy winner with Clare in 2013 Brendan Bugler takes over for 2021.
He also brings in Roscommon GAA Strength and Conditioning coach David Mannix as part of his backroom team.
The South Offaly club bowed out of the senior hurling championship at the semi-final stages this season.
We are delighted to announce former Clare star Brendan Bugler as our senior manager for 2021.— Birr GAA (@BirrCLG) December 28, 2020
Dave Mannix (Head of Athletic Performance with Roscommon GAA) will work with him as strength and conditioning coach.
We wish Brendan and his team the best of luck for 2021 #biorraabú pic.twitter.com/LznTjEyI4v