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Liam Sheedy On Verge Of Stunning Tipperary Return

Liam Sheedy On Verge Of Stunning Tipperary Return

This year was supposed to be the final break from the Tipperary management team from 2010. Liam Sheedy led the side that won the All-Ireland that year, and his assistants - Eamon O'Shea and Michael Ryan - succeeded him as manager. As it transpires, Ryan's departure a few months ago proved to be the last click of the wheel's first cycle.

Reports this morning suggest that Sheedy has emerged as a late, eleventh-hour candidate for the role and is now expected to be given the role ahead of All-Ireland U-21-winning manager Liam Cahill and former All-Ireland-winning minor boss Willie Maher.

Sheedy had distanced himself from the job on The Sunday Game a few weeks ago, having stood down in 2010 citing work commitments. Sheedy works with Bank of Ireland and is also the chairman of Sport Ireland’s high-performance unit and a member of the Irish Sports Council. Last year he was involved in an advisory capacity with the Antrim hurlers.

Sheedy was touted earlier this year as a potential successor to Paraic Duffy as Director-General of the GAA, but that role ultimately went to Tom Ryan.

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Having missed out on that role, it appears that Sheedy is ready to head back to the coalface with Tipp. The appointment is expected to be confirmed at a meeting of the Tipperary county board on Monday night.

[Irish Independent]

See Also: Contenders Confirmed For The Mayo Job

Gavin Cooney
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