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Liam Sheedy Accepts Tipp Defeat But Not Happy With Referee Choice

Liam Sheedy Accepts Tipp Defeat But Not Happy With Referee Choice

After their defeat to Galway, Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy was magnanimous in defeat, but believed that the referee was erroneously chosen for the match.

Sheedy's charges fell to a two point loss to Galway, with Sheedy having no complaints about the end result.

However, on the topic of Limerick referee Johnny Murphy, Sheedy believes that a Leinster referee should have been appointed instead.

“There are loads of referees from various different counties and I just think there was no need to have the situation we had today.

"It should have been a Leinster referee in my view but I have no complaints.

"Ultimately, the best team with the most scores at the end of the match won but a small bit of common sense in the approach to appointments, like there are loads of referees from Leinster and everywhere else.

"I do think a little bit of understanding and not trying to compromise people and put them in positions where various counties are still left in the championship it just makes things a little bit trickier."

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Sheedy repeatedly stated that Galway deserved their victory, however, he also questioned the first of Cathal Barrett's yellow cards, as well as the lead up to Aidan Harte's late goal for Galway.

“The Galway goal, Paddy Cadell was coming out with it and I thought it was maybe a frontal challenge. That ball was turned over and they worked it over to the far side and Aidan Harte’s was a top class finish. The third goal ultimately was the difference in the match. We would be a little bit disappointed we only got 11 points in the second half.”

Liam Sheedy, who returned as Tipp manager in 2018, has a year remaining on his current deal, but wouldn't be drawn to comment on his future.

“We’ll take every day by the day. It’s certainly not on the agenda today.”

SEE ALSO: Canning Brilliance & Harte Heroics Hand Galway Last Gasp Tipperary Win

Sean Meehan

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