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27/09/2021

Tipperary senior hurling manager Liam Sheedy has resigned

Announcement comes hot on the heels of Brendan Maher's retirement

Liam Sheedy

Liam Sheedy has stepped down following another successful term as Tipperary senior hurling manager

Tipperary are on the lookout for a new senior hurling manager, after Liam Sheedy announced this morning that he is stepping down.

The announcement follows a few days after Brendan Maher, captain of the All-Ireland-winning team in 2016 and one of the Tipperary team's most experienced and decorated players, retired from the inter-county game.

In a statement on Monday morning Liam Sheedy said "when I returned towards the end of 2018 as Tipperary senior hurling manager, it was with the primary objective of Tipperary winning another All-Ireland championship. We did so in 2019 and having completed three years, I have decided that now is the right time for me to step away.

"I have enjoyed the three years immensely and even though none of us expected or wished for the heartache and disruption that Covid-19 caused, I am well aware that sport, even when it was without attendances, played a big part in lifting people’s spirits in the last 12 months.

"I could not have undertaken this role without the help and support of so many people. I want to sincerely thank my wonderful management and backroom teams. Eamon, Tommy, Darragh and Eoin were excellent in all that they did and their dedication was exemplary. I could not have asked for a better team around me.

"The players I worked with over the last three years are an incredible group. Their ability, attitude and commitment were inspiring. I want to thank them all very much and wish them the very best for the future.

"The Tipperary County Board officers, the Tipperary Supporters Club and Commercial Board, and our team sponsors, Teneo, provided constant top-class support and I am very grateful to them for all they did for the team and me.

"My wife Mags, and daughters Aisling and Gemma were, as always, totally supportive of me over the last three years and I want to say a big thank you to them and all my family for the invaluable encouragement they gave me at all times.

"I wish Tipperary well for the future, I have no doubt that they will enjoy many more successes.

The Tipperary County Board thanked Liam Sheedy for his commitment to the county during his term as manager.

"Liam, along with his management team of Darragh Egan, Eamon O’Shea, Tommy Dunne and Eoin Kelly have always made sure that the players who represented the county were prepared to the very highest level.

"Liam leaves the position today having brought great success to the county, guiding a great group of players to All-Ireland success in 2019.

"We wish him well in his retirement and we thank him once again for all he has done for Tipperary GAA and in particular Tipperary hurling."

 

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