Is Liam Sheedy set for a return to Tipperary?
The former Boss who brought glory to Tipperary in 2010 has had a change of heart
Despite seemingly ruling himself out of contention for the Tipperary senior hurling job on The Sunday Game, former Tipperary Boos Liam Sheedy looks set to return to the fold when the County Board will accept a proposal from the five man committee on Monday evening.
The Portroe man told viewers that the Tipperary job required a man with more time that he had, but it seems as though the All-Ireland winning minor and senior manager has found time in his very busy schedule to put Tipperary hurling at the top of his agenda again.
The Bank of Ireland Regional Manager has been a pundit on The Sunday Game since he stepped away from the Tipperary scene after winning the All-Ireland in 2010, thereby preventing the Kilkenny Drive-for-Five. news of his departure at the time caused a big shock in Tipperary and speculation is rife that he may even reunite with former Coach and Manager Eamon O'Shea as part of the backroom team.
Details of the backroom set-up are still being sorted out at this stage, he understand, but will be revealed ahead of the County Board meeting on Monday evening in Thurles Sarsfields GAA clubhouse. Ballingarry men Liam Cahill and William Maher were also being mentioned as contenders for the role, and they could well play a part in the backroom team also.
Since leaving the Tipperary post eight years ago, Sheedy has kept his coaching eye in with a number of club teams, the Munster Railway Cup team and also a stint in Antrim. He has also been much sought after on the presentation circuit and is regarded as an extremely motivating character whose insights into the game are refreshing and innovative.
Sheedy would have been one of the first on the five man committees hitlist to replace Michael Ryan, but his comments on The Sunday Game dampened speculation in relation to his availability.