Respective managers Liam Sheedy and Liam Cahill shake hands after Tipperary emerged victorious in a tight contest. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Sheedy points to heavy training for sluggish performance


By Shane Brophy


Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy said they will appeal Cathal Barrett's red card following the defenders controversial dismissal before half time against Waterford on Sunday.

Barrett, along with Waterford’s Austin Gleeson and Kevin Moran were all sent off in the run up to half time with the Tipp man particularly aggrieved at his red card with television football showing he didn't strike at all and indeed he was the more sinned against than the sinner in the tangle with Waterford’s Dessie Hutchinson.

I spoke to Cathal after the match and he did feel there was nothing in it so I take his word for it,” Sheedy said.

The umpire picked it out from 80 yards away. If there was anything in it we absolutely would be looking for it to be rescinded.”

The red cards overshadowed what had been a decent contest up to that and despite having the numerical advantage, Tipperary were far from convincing in the second half and if Waterford hadn't been wasteful they would have left with a notable victory in the circumstances.

We were disappointed that with four-point cushion in the first half and obviously with the sendings off we thought we would have pushed on but Waterford wouldn’t go away, they were very honest in their performance,” Sheedy said.


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