Tipperary Senior Hurling Management Team to step down

Tipperary County Board announces with regret that Liam Sheedy, Eamon O’Shea and Michael Ryan are stepping down as the Tipperary senior hurling management team, having completed 3 successful years which culminated in Tipperary’s magnificent All Ireland senior hurling championship victory this year. The County Board had offered to appoint all 3 for another 2 years. However, due to various personal and work commitments, the management team informed the Board that, much to their regret, it was not possible for them to continue. Tipperary County Board is deeply grateful to Liam, Eamon and Michael for the excellent job they did while in charge of the senior hurling team. They brought extraordinary ability, commitment, pride and passion to their roles and they built a team that exhibited the same characteristics. They worked tirelessly on behalf of the team for the last 3 years. No words can express our deep sense of gratitude to and admiration for them. While we are deeply disappointed with their decision, we totally respect it and we know it was a difficult one for them to make.  We wish them and their families every success for the future and we look forward to them being able to make further contributions to the GAA in Tipperary. They have left Tipperary hurling in a very strong position and have established an extremely solid base on which to build future success. The County Board will now begin a process to appoint a new management team.

Statement from Liam Sheedy, Eamon O’Shea and Michael Ryan

We have informed Tipperary County Board that we are stepping down as the Tipperary Senior Hurling Management team.

Over the last 3 years we have given of our time on a voluntary basis to put in place a top class professional set-up that would allow the players to develop, grow and be successful. Our aim when we took over was to take Tipperary hurling to a new level and we are very happy that we have achieved that. Hurling in Tipperary is in a very healthy state and the future is very promising. This is exactly what we wanted to achieve and we are delighted that Tipperary can look forward to more success with optimism.

We all have responsible, demanding, professional jobs and we are very grateful to our employers for enabling us to carry out our role with Tipperary with such great support in what is a very challenging economic and working environment. However, we have found ourselves working up to 16 hour days in order to deliver in both roles and this is simply not sustainable on an ongoing basis. This has led to our decision to stand down.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the last 3 years working with people who strive to be the best they can be in every task they do.

We are all lucky to have families who are steeped in the GAA and we want to thank them sincerely for supporting us 100% throughout the journey we have taken.

All of the players we have worked with over the last 3 years deserve huge credit for the effort and commitment they showed. They are a credit to their families, their clubs and their county for the manner in which they applied themselves at all times. We are absolutely delighted that they have reaped the rewards of winning Munster, National League and All Ireland medals. We thank them for their great co-operation with us.

The relationship with Tipperary County Board and Tipperary Supporters Club was top class and we all worked well together to allow the team prepare in the best way possible. We thank them sincerely.

We would also like to compliment and thank the backroom team for the work they have done throughout our term. They really set an extremely high standard and we are forever indebted to them for this.

We would also like to thank the many thousands of loyal Tipperary supporters who gave us such great encouragement.

Liam Sheedy, Eamon O’Shea and Michael Ryan

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