Sunday 15 December 2019

Sheedy to escape censure for shove

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Liam Sheedy is unlikely to face any censure for his sideline altercation with rival manager Brian Cody at the end of Sunday's Semple Stadium league clash.

Tempers rose when Jody Brennan hooked Kilkenny's Jackie Tyrrell but was then himself challenged by JJ Delaney in a way that did not please the Tipperary players around him.

Delaney is also unlikely to face any measure of disciplinary action as the incident happened in full view of referee Barry Kelly and one of his linesmen and went unpunished.

Kilkenny manager Sheedy and Cody squared up to each other, with Cody pointing a finger at Sheedy, who responded by shoving the four-in-a-row-winning manager with limited force in the chest. The pair did shake hands and were dismissive of it afterwards.

Sheedy could be pursued under a disrepute charge by the CCCC but it's not usually something they go after. Tipperary had heard nothing to that effect last night, a spokesman confirmed.

There have been incidents before between rival managers. Prior to the 2006 All-Ireland semi-final, Mayo's decision to warm up beneath Hill 16 prompted Dublin manager Paul Caffrey to nudge Mayo assistant John Morrison in the back, for which Caffrey picked up a one-match ban.

Tipperary report no injury worries after Sunday's victory.

Kilkenny head for Cork without their Ballyhale players and possibly Michael Rice, who was injured on Sunday.

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