Former All-Ireland winning captain, Eoin Kelly has said that his Tipperary teammate Brendan Cummins would relish the chance to take over as the county’s hurling manager.
Michael Ryan stepped down from the post last week in a move that was “surprising” for the Paddy Power GAA columnist.
“My overriding feeling when I heard that Michael Ryan had stepped down as Tipperary manager was surprise.”
“For the last few weeks we’ve seen Michael attend U21 Tipperary games and club matches within the county,so you thought he was spotting talent for the future to bring in for the next couple of seasons with him in charge.”
A number of names have been mentioned in regards to the role including Colm Bonnar, Nicky English and Liam Cahill with former manager Liam Sheedy saying the role would require “massive commitment” on The Sunday Game last night.
Kelly insists that Tipperary’s two-time All Ireland winning goalkeeper, Cummins would love to take on the responsibility.
“The one thing that Brendan Cummins would drop everything for would be the Tipperary manager’s job.”
“He’d definitely take the role if it came his way. He’s got a bit of coaching pedigree coming from Kerry and Laois over the last few years. Brendan has been serving his apprenticeship alright.”
The Mullinahone man believes that Tipp fans and players alike would welcome back Liam Sheedy.
“The players would love to see Liam Sheedy return. That could be a great outside shot, I’ll tell you he’s got a huge passion for Tipperary hurling. He’s been out of it for a good while now on the punditry side of it and sometimes the grá comes back to patrol those sidelines when you are out that long.”
“Nicky English probably won’t go for it just now as the timing just isn’t right, but Tipperary supporters would only love to see him back now or in the future and he would be an automatic choice.”