Ex Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy has said that the Premier men can learn from previous experiences in their bid to recover from their All-Ireland final disappointment.
Sheedy led the county to the championship in 2010, their first All-Ireland title in nine years, but later stepped down due to personal reasons. The side continued to do well last year and reached the All-Ireland final, only to be beaten by a very strong Kilkenny team on the day.
However, Sheedy expects the team to benefit from the experience and he has tipped them to recover their form and become major contenders next season:
“I’d say most of these lads have one medal. The rest only have two and I don’t think pedestals are built on one medal,” Sheedy told the Irish Daily Star.
“They will probably learn from the fact in 2001 they took nine years to come back and win again and that will be in the back of their heads. I think it will be easy for them to come back. There is a good core group of players there and to be fair the final was the only time last year they didn’t perform. And you can’t forget either they were playing the best team in the history of the game. I think they’ll be very clear of what they’ve to do.”