Liam Sheedy and Ger O’Sullivan to manage Munster

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Munster GAA have confirmed Liam Sheedy (Tipperary) and Ger O’Sullivan (Cork) as the managers of the Munster Hurling and Football teams respectively ahead of the M Donnelly Inter-Provincial semi-finals.

Liam Sheedy’s management team will include selectors Stephen Frampton (Waterford) and James O’Connor (Clare). Former Tipperary Senior Hurling coach Eamon O’Shea will be involved in a coaching capacity in advance of the Hurling semi-final clash against Leinster on Sunday February 19th at Nowlan Park Kilkenny. Liam Sheedy’s managerial CV with his native Tipperary includes All-Ireland titles at Senior, Intermediate and Minor level. Munster have won the Inter-Provincial Hurling title on a record 44 occasions with John Mullane (Waterford) captaining the province to their last title in 2007.

Ger O’Sullivan (Cork) will include Maurice Horan (Limerick) and John Kennedy (Kerry) as his selectors for the Football semi-final meeting with Leinster on Sunday February 19th at Parnell Park Dublin. Ger managed the Munster Footballers to their last success in the inter-provincial competition in 2008 when captained by Nicholas Murphy (Cork). Ger O’Sullivan from the Dromtarriffe club has won National League, Munster and All-Ireland honours as a selector with Cork under Conor Counihan in recent years. Munster have won the Inter-Provincial Football title on 15 occasions.

Fixture Details

Sunday February 19th
M Donnelly Inter-Provincial HURLING Semi-Final
Munster v Leinster @ 2:00pm
Venue: Nowlan Park Kilkenny
Extra time if necessary

Sunday February 19th
M Donnelly Inter-Provincial FOOTBALL Semi-Final
Munster v Leinster @ 2:00pm
Venue: Parnell Park Dublin
Extra time if necessary

For those of us who like to reminisce about the “greats of the past” an opportunity via the links hereunder so see some of the results of previous competitions, the ‘old’ Railway Cups, and see the names of the ‘heroes of old’.
Sadly many of those greats are no longer with us but what memories they bring back ….. Christy Ring, Jack Lynch, Mick Mackey, John Doyle, Tim Kennelly, the Brosnans Dr Jim and Paddy Bàn, Paudie Sheehy and so many others and of course all those greats who happily are still alive today Mick O’Connell, Jack O’Shea, Jimmy Barry Murphy, Billy Morgan, and Mick O’Dwyer.

Let us not forget the contribution of so many fine players who never won an All-Ireland medal but played a huge part in some of Munster’s great Railway Cup wins, mostly but not all. from the weaker counties.

Looking back with the aid of these links, which would YOU say was the best ever Munster football team? (the year)….. and the best hurling team?(year)? Well worth spending an hour or two away from the TV on a dark January evening, I’d say.

Munster Inter-Provincial teams (1927 to date)

Hurling –
Football –


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