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Tipperary All-Ireland boss to head hunt for new Offaly manager

Liam Sheedy is lending a hand to his neighbours.

Sheedy led his native Tipperary to an All-Ireland in 2010.
Sheedy led his native Tipperary to an All-Ireland in 2010.
Image: Cathal Noonan

FORMER ALL-IRELAND winning manager Liam Sheedy will be part of a committee to find Offaly’s hurlers a new manager.

The 2010 Tipperary boss will chair the group, which also includes former Offaly players Rory Hanniffy and Joe Brady.

Sheedy was in charge of his native Tipperary for three years from 2007 until 2010, with his last game in charge the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny, where Tipp won the Liam McCrathy Cup for the first time in nine years.

Sheedy has not taken up an inter-county role since, but he is lending his support to neighbouring Offaly, as they look to find a successor to Brian Whelehan, who stepped down in July after two years in charge.

Offaly’s dismal summer saw them lose to Laois in the Leinster championship for the first time since 1972, before a 20 point trouncing by Clare in Ennis closed the door on another summer for them.

While the former Hurler-of-the-Year had the option of a third season in charge, he stepped down following the defeat to the Banner. understands that Kilcormac-Killoughey boss Danny Owens is a leading candidate for the job, after guiding the Offaly champions to the Leinster club championship final last year.

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