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Sheedy's focus already switching to Waterford

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 1:37pm

Story by Shane Brophy
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Sheedy's focus already switching to Waterford

Laim Sheedy issues instructions. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Sheedy's focus already switching to Waterford

Laim Sheedy issues instructions. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Sheedy's focus already switching to Waterford


Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy wasn't offering anything more than welcoming the two points from his sides impressive win over Cork on Sunday.

One swallow doesn't make a summer but Tipperary supporters in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and around the country walked a little prouder since then with a first championship win since the 2017 All Ireland quarter final against Clare at the same venue.

There’s more than one day for redemption, but it is what it is,” Sheedy began.

Unless you get a performance down here you won’t win. I thought we found a good level, we started very well and gave ourselves a few points of a cushion but discipline in the first half probably cost us. We gave them eight points from placed balls and that was a bit of a downer, but I just felt psychologically to go in a point up we knew we had a small little bit of a wind at our backs in the second half, and it was a help.

We got a great start to the second half and we got to three or four, and built on that. I just felt John McGrath’s goal was a piece of magic the way we worked the ball up, it was such a smashing ball across and the ball went into the back of the net. It was very hard for Cork to come back from that but in fairness to them they didn’t go away, in the last few moments you just always feel with Cork they are capable of cracking in a goal or two and they got a wonderful goal.

But as I said thankfully we got some really nice points, I think we got 2-23 or so from play so that’s a good day at the office.

These guys can play. I felt that we prepared really well, we knew exactly what was ahead of us and it hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for us. We are coming down to play the team that are going for three in a row in Munster but overall today was a really good performance.”


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