Liam Sheedy set to return to lead Tipperary hurlers

Liam Sheedy set to return to lead Tipperary hurlers

All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy is set for a shock return to Tipperary.

The 48-year old has previously distanced himself from the job, insisting his commitments as chairman of Sport Ireland’s high performance unit and job with Bank of Ireland wouldn’t give him time to focus on the role.

But in the wake of the departure of Michael Ryan in August, it is expected that Sheedy will make a sensational return to the county he lead to All-Ireland glory in 2010.

The decision is expected to be ratified at Monday evening’s county board meeting.

Earlier this summer, Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly tipped the Portroe native as an outsider for the vacancy.

He said: “The players would love to see Liam Sheedy return.

“That could be a great outside shot, I’ll tell you he’s got a huge passion for Tipperary hurling.

“He’s been out of it for a good while now on the punditry side of it and sometimes the grá comes back to patrol those sidelines when you are out that long.”