"We would have done anything for him"

March 16, 2023

Liam Kearns

Tipperary captain Conor Sweeney described the news of Liam Kearns’s sudden passing last Sunday as “devastating”.

Kearns managed Tipp from 2015 to 2019, steering them to the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals in 2016 where they went down in defeat to Mayo.

Speaking on TippFM’s Extra Time podcast this week, Sweeney said that Kearns was a top man both on and off the pitch.

“What you saw was what you got with Liam,” said the Ballyporeen clubman.

“He was just a great man, on the field and off it and he meant so much to a lot of us in Tipp and he really has had a massive influence on our careers.

“On the field and off the field he was just a top man.

“That 2016 season he really had us eating out of the palm of his hand, we would have done anything for him, I think all the signs were there and the proof was there that year.”

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