Sheedy "a massive fan of Munster SHC"

May 03, 2019

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy.

Liam Sheedy is relishing the prospect of managing Tipperary in this year’s Munster senior hurling championship.

The Premier County open their round-robin provincial campaign against Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday week and it’ll be Sheedy’s first Munster SHC match at the helm since Tipp lost their opener to the Rebels by ten points in May, 2010.

The Munster championship was knockout at the time, but Tipperary bounced back and won the All-Ireland via the back door.

“Cork haven’t been beaten in Cork for two years, are going for three in a row in Munster, but that’s the challenge, something we’ve got to embrace. I think last year everyone was getting used to the new format, now we’re all aware, more used to it. And I think it will be even better than last year,” Sheedy told The Irish Times.

“I’ve always been a massive fan of the Munster championship, I think it’s one of the best championships around, with massive competition around. We found ourselves outside the top three last year, and that’s not a place any of the five teams want to be. So you’ve got to take it game by game.

“Most of these matches will be decided by a puck of a ball, and you do need that bit of luck as well. But we all know what’s involved, and it’s about performance, week in, week out.”

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