Liam Sheedy says the time is right to step away from Tipperary job
Liam Sheedy has confirmed that he’s stepping down as Tipperary boss.
In a statement this morning Sheedy said that the time was right to call it a day after spending the past three years in charge.
Sheedy returned for a second stint in charge of the Premier at the end of 2018, leading them to All Ireland success in 2019.
The Portroe clubman also led Tipp to the All-Ireland in 2010 during his previous spell as manager.
Sheedy thanked the players in his statement, along with his wife and daughters, while the Tipperary county board have thanked Sheedy for his commitment to the county.
Sheedy’s statement reads:
“When I returned towards the end of 2018 as Tipperary SH Manager, it was with the primary objective of Tipperary winning another All-Ireland SH championship. We did so in 2019 and having completed 3 years, I have decided that now is the right time for me to step away.
“I have enjoyed the 3 years immensely and even though none of us expected or wished for the heartache and disruption that Covid-19 caused, I am well aware that sport, even when it was without attendances, played a big part in lifting people’s spirits in the last 12 months.
“I could not have undertaken this role without the help and support of so many people. I want to sincerely thank my wonderful management and backroom teams. Eamon, Tommy, Darragh and Eoin were excellent in all that they did and their dedication was exemplary. I could not have asked for a better team around me.
“The players I worked with over the last 3 years are an incredible group. Their ability, attitude and commitment were inspiring. I want to thank them all very much and wish them the very best for the future.
“The Tipperary County Board officers, the Tipperary Supporters Club and Commercial Board, and our team sponsors, Teneo, provided constant top-class support and I am very grateful to them for all they did for the team and me.
“My wife Mags, and daughters Aisling and Gemma were, as always, totally supportive of me over the last 3 years and I want to say a big thank you to them and all my family for the invaluable encouragement they gave me at all times.
“I wish Tipperary well for the future, I have no doubt that they will enjoy many more successes.”