Sheedy: Premier County supporters want to see a really honest performance

May 08, 2019

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy.

The Tipperary public will get behind their team if the players show “honest endeavour”, according to manager Liam Sheedy.

Ahead of Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Munster SHC opener with Cork, Sheedy highlighted the importance of bringing a high work-rate to the table this summer if they want to give their supporters something to cheer about.

“In fairness, we would feel that sometimes maybe our own fans would question our work ethic throughout the pitch, and that's something we would show flashes of,” he remarked to the Irish Independent.

“But look, we've all listened behind the old stand and on that sideline and they do reward that honest endeavour, and that's something that...we have very, very skilful players. But it's bringing that and complementing that with a really, really high work ethic and I think that's where the bar is set in the Munster championship.

“They (the supporters) don't ask for much, in my view, they just want to see a really honest performance and that anyone who puts on that jersey understands what it means and the honour that goes with it to wear that jersey. So from that point of view, I've no doubt that we'll bring a big crowd to Cork.

“And at the end of the day, the support that the team gets will be based on the performances they deliver on the pitch and I've no doubt that if this team brings the level of performance that they're capable of, then the Tipperary public will come in behind them.”

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