Sheedy apologises for Hogan media blackout

February 08, 2019

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy.

Liam Sheedy has taken responsibility for the controversy surrounding Brian Hogan's refusal to talk to the media about the Tipperary hurlers at last month's Fitzgibbon Cup launch.

The Tipp goalkeeper informed reporters that he would only be allowed to talk about the Fitzgibbon Cup, leading to criticism of Sheedy who had been a regular pundit on The Sunday Game before reprising his role as Tipp manager at the end of last year.

But speaking at Tipperary's media day in Thurles yesterday, Sheedy said it was a case of 'crossed wires' and accepted the blame for the fallout.

“It was crossed wires," he is quoted as saying in the Irish Daily Star.  

“I would probably take responsibility for it myself. He said he was going to a Fitzgibbon launch and I said, ‘Power on, talk about the Fitzgibbon, we’ll be running our own launch for Tipp.’  

“I sort of probably tried to say, ‘Well that’s Fitzgibbon and we’ll have our own media in Tipp’ like I always did.  

“If you go back to across ‘08, ‘09 and ‘10, I always run a media day in advance of any championship match, that’s standard of how we operate so I’d take responsibility for it myself.  

“There was crossed wires. It should never have happened. I would like to think I always will have a really good relationship with the media. I understand the importance of the role that the media play in promoting our games so I apologise for the mishap.”

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