Monday 21 October 2019

No repeat of 2010 as Liam Sheedy confirms he'll lead Tipp in attempt to retain Liam MacCarthy

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. Photo: Sportsfile
Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. Photo: Sportsfile
Michael Verney

Michael Verney

Liam Sheedy will bid to go where no Tipperary hurling manager has gone in more than 50 years when he leads the Premier's All-Ireland SHC title defence having confirmed he will remain in the hot-seat for 2020.

The Portroe native made a sensational return to inter-county management last autumn after an eight-year break before guiding Tipp to Liam MacCarthy, and the 49-year-old will remain in charge as they bid for back-to-back titles next year.

Speaking at a fundraiser for the Patrick Keane Stem Cell Treatment Fund in Waterford yesterday, Sheedy revealed that he had spoken to his extensive backroom team before officially committing for next season.

Sheedy's star-studded coaching team - including Tommy Dunne, Eamon O'Shea and Darragh Egan - are expected to remain in tow as he finally gets the chance to defend an All-Ireland crown.

Sheedy famously shocked the GAA world when walking away in 2010 having led Tipp to the promised land, but history has not repeated itself as they chase successive titles for the first time since 1964-'65.

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