As expected the well-flagged appointment of Liam Sheedy as manager of the Tipperary senior hurling team was ratified last night by Tipperary GAA board.
There was no dissenting voice as the board’s meeting was informed by chairman, John Devane that the Portroe man was the unanimous choice of the committee appointed by the board to find a successor to Michael Ryan who stood down after Tipperary’s disappointing elimination from the championship this year.
Sheedy was not present at last night’s board meeting and details of his back room team are still being finalised and will be announced at the October meeting of the board.
He has been given a three-year term and takes the helm as the Tipperary senior hurling championship reaches the quarter-final stages next weekend.
It is Sheedy’s second term in charge. During his last term he famously master-minded Tipperary’s 2010 All-Ireland win over Kilkenny, halting “The Cats” bid for a record-breaking five All-Irelands in a row. He shocked Premier hurling fans by standing down as manager shortly afterwards.
Under his management Tipperary won two Munster titles as well as the 2010 All-Ireland.
By Michael Dundon – Irish Examiner