Liam Sheedy describes The Sunday Game as "a great production."
The new Tipperary senior hurling Manager is going to miss the Sunday Game, but he is itching to get back on the sidelines with Tipperary.
Although he loved working as a pundit on RTE's The Sunday Game, new Tipperary senior hurling Boss Liam Sheedy, says that outside of playing hurling, nothing beats standing on the sideline with your team.
In a wide ranging interview with The Tipperary Star newspaper, the Portroe man says that he really enjoyed his time with RTE and added that the show is a wonderful production which brings live GAA games to so many people, as well as the analysis programme on Sunday evening.
“The Sunday Game is a great production. To be able to talk about the game you love each Sunday was a dream. I really enjoyed my time there and enjoyed the punditry, and it’s a very professional set-up. There is a lot of work that goes into that too. You just can’t show up in a suit and start talking. There’s at least 15 hours a week prep goes in before you get into that seat above on a Sunday.
“If you are on the Sunday night show, you are up there at 11:00am in the morning for a show that starts from 9.30 to 11.30 on a Sunday night. Like anything in life, you have got to prepare and prepare well. Hopefully I’ll bring that level of preparation back into my own job on the sideline.
“The Sunday Game has been wonderful but to me, nothing beats being on the sideline and managing your own county, and working with elite players of this county and seeing if we can improve them as players, as people and ultimately give them everything we can to accommodate them to what will be a hugely enjoyable 2019.”