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Kearns keeps mum as Tipp look inwards for answers

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 1:27pm
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Kearns keeps mum as Tipp look inwards for answers

Tipperary Manager Liam Kearns and selector Shane Stapleton. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Kearns keeps mum as Tipp look inwards for answers

Tipperary Manager Liam Kearns and selector Shane Stapleton. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

By Michael Dundon

 

Sometimes silence can convey more than a lot of words!

Tipperary football manager Liam Kearns chose not to take part in the usual press briefing after his hotly fancied charges were hammered by Limerick in the Munster Senior Football quarter-final at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening.

The assembled press corps waited for around thirty minutes for the Tipperary reaction to the defeat that nobody saw coming but the non-appearance of the Kerryman who has been at the helm in Tipperary for four years, said more about the depth of disappointment in the dressing room than any words he might utter.

Instead selector Shane Stapleton stepped up to the plate and did not mince his words.

It is a massive setback,” he admitted.

We didn’t really see it coming. We did not underestimate Limerick but maybe we over-estimated ourselves. We thought we were in a better place”.

 

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