Sheedy calls on Dunne and Egan to take coach/selector roles

first_imgWhile Paul Collins from Drom & Inch takes over the minor management duties, and he’s brought in All Ireland winner Shane McGrath as a coach and selector, as well as Sean Corbett and Tony Shelly.To football, and Liam Kearns remains in charge of the senior squad, with Martin Horgan, Shane Stapleton and Paul Fitzgerald his backroom team.Tom McGlinchey takes charge of the under 20s, with Paddy O’Flaherty as Coach and Selector with the remaining selectors to be confirmed at a later date.While Matt O’Doherty heads up the minor management team, with former senior manager Peter Creedon working alongside him as a Coach and Selector.Johnny Nevin, Vivian Downey and James Boland make up the rest of the backroom team.All eyes had been on who Liam Sheedy would bring in to his backroom team in the senior hurling set up.County board chair John Devane says both Tommy Dunne and Darragh Egan will bring great expertise to the senior hurling roles…Management teams in full are as follows:Tipperary Senior Hurling Management 2019 (3 year term) – Liam Sheedy – Manager (Portroe), Tommy Dunne – Coach/Selector (Toomevara), Darragh Egan – Coach/Selector (Kiladangan); Cairbre Ó Caireallan – Strength & Conditioning, Paddy O’Brien – Physio (Toomevara).Tipperary U20 Hurling Management 2019 – Liam Cahill – Manager (Ballingarry), Michael Bevans – Coach/Selector (Toomevara), Sean Corbett – Selector (Boherlahan-Dualla) and T.J. Ryan – Selector (Clonoulty-Rossmore): Tommy Ryan – Strength & Conditioning, Paddy Julian – PhysioTipperary Minor Hurling Management 2019 – Paul Collins – Manager (Drom & Inch), Shane McGrath – Coach/Selector (Ballinahinch), Ger Ryan – Coach/Selector (Cappawhite) and Tony Shelly – Selector (Killenaule); Alan O’Connor – Strength & Conditioning, Lauren Guilfoyle – Physio (Feakle)Tipperary Senior Football Management 2019 – Liam Kearns – Manager (Austin Stacks), Martin Horgan – Coach, Shane Stapleton – Coach/Selector (Golden-Kilfeacle), Paul Fitzgerald – Coach/Selector (Fethard); Paudie Kissane – Strength & Conditioning, Ian Dowling – PhysioTipperary U20 Football Management 2019 – Tom McGlinchey – Manager, Paddy O’Flaherty – Coach/Selector with remaining selectors to be confirmed in due course.Tipperary Minor Football Management 2019 – Matt O’Doherty – Manager (Arravale Rovers), Peter Creedon – Coach/Selector, Johnny Nevin – Coach/Selector (JK Brackens), Vivian Downey – Selector (Upperchurch-Drombane), James Boland – Selector (Inane Rovers), and Jason Coffey – Strength & Conditioning (Ardfinnan), Mark Butler – Assistant Strength & Coditioning and Tomás Ryan – Physio. The inter county management teams in hurling and football have been ratified.Liam Sheedy has brought last year’s minor manager Tommy Dunne in as a coach and selector, as well as Darragh Egan.Liam Cahill remains as manager with the under 20s. Working alongside him will be Michael Bevans, Sean Corbett and TJ Ryan.last_img read more

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Week 12 NFL picks straight up: Seahawks beat Panthers; Steelers escape Broncos

first_imgThis space was originally reserved to counter the cynics and naysayers who claimed that after the Monday night Rams-Chiefs unprecedented shootout, the video-game, scoreboard-short-circuiting era of the NFL was upon us, 54-51 games were about to become the norm, and defense would go the way of leather helmets.Nonsense, the counter-argument was going to be, there aren’t that many quarterbacks or offenses (or both) capable of piling up numbers like that. For goodness sake, Blake Bortles is facing Josh Allen this week, and one team is pondering a choice between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston. Then came a better look at the Week 12 games.There’s Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers, and Andrew Luck, and Aaron Rodgers, and Kirk Cousins, and Russell Wilson, and Cam Newton, and Deshaun Watson. That’s just Sunday and Monday — Drew Brees and Matt Ryan face each other Thanksgiving night. Wilson and Newton play each other this weekend, as do Rodgers and Cousins. And even though Allen was the butt of an above joke, he’s one of possibly five rookie first-round picks starting this week (if Sam Darnold is healthy).So, the cynics and naysayers might have a point.MORE NFL PREDICTIONS:Week 12 NFL picks against the spreadWeek 12 NFL picks, predictions(All times ET)New England Patriots (7-3) at New York Jets (3-7)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSBoth teams come off their bye … but the Patriots come back with Brady and Rob Gronkowski rested, while the Jets may or may not have Darnold back. This series gets way more feisty than one this lopsided should, so since both teams are headed in opposite directions, this will probably be uncomfortably close. In the Patriots’ favor (as if they need the motivation): The Chiefs took a step back toward them Monday, and the Patriots have the head-to-head tiebreaker.Prediction: Patriots, 23-20Seattle Seahawks (5-5) at Carolina Panthers (6-4)Sunday, 1 p.m., FoxThis is about where the Seahawks were expected to be in their transition, but they wouldn’t even be here if Wilson were not playing the way he is. That was on display in a crucial NFC playoff-contender showdown with the Packers last week. The Panthers and Cam Newton should feel fine with going for the win last week in Detroit; they should feel less good about a defense that is extremely ordinary this season, particularly last week against a flailing Lions team.Prediction: Seahawks, 30-26 New York Giants (3-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)Sunday, 1 p.m., FoxIf the Giants are really back, this is how they can prove it, and against whom they can prove it. The Eagles are on the ropes and in position for a knockout punch. Whether the Giants and their suddenly awakened offense — they’re protecting Eli Manning way better now, finally — can do it is another story. Odd how the complaints about Odell Beckham being toxic and a distraction have dropped dramatically during their two-game win streak. The Eagles are capable of putting tremendous pressure on Manning and covering for their other defensive weaknesses. This is the week for them to realize it.Prediction: Eagles, 28-20Cleveland Browns (3-6-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-5)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSThe Browns don’t hit the bye week on a high very often, and they have a window to harness that positive energy this week. Their AFC North, intra-state rival has now wasted a 4-1 start that had the Bengals looking back at the Steelers, and they just lost to a mobile rookie in his first NFL start. The Bengals’ beleaguered defense couldn’t handle Lamar Jackson, so it stands to reason that Baker Mayfield will give them fits. There are chances at wins down the stretch for the Browns, and this is their first.Prediction: Browns, 27-22San Francisco 49ers (2-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-8)Sunday, 1 p.m., FoxThe Buccaneers’ games are starting to all look the same, no matter who’s at quarterback, so the reported switch back to Jameis Winston is likely irrelevant. The Bucs lead the NFL in interceptions by a wide margin (23, seven more than any other team). The 49ers are going through growing pains, but their two games before their bye gave them something on which to build. Kyle Shanahan vs. Dirk Koetter might be the mismatch that decides this more than any other.Prediction: 49ers, 33-24Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) at Buffalo Bills (3-7)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSThe Bills get their franchise quarterback back in Josh Allen after four games out. He won’t get the break Matt Barkley had in their pre-bye game — instead of the Jets, he faces the Jaguars’ defense. The Jaguars’ offense still has to overcome its own quarterback, Blake Bortles, who was not trusted by his play-callers to hold a 16-0 lead on the Steelers. Both teams have forfeited the luxury of looking at the other as “beatable.”Prediction: Jaguars, 20-10Oakland Raiders (2-8) at Baltimore Ravens (5-5)Sunday, 1 p.m., CBSThe Ravens’ defense is in position to douse the brief euphoria of last week’s success by the Raiders and Derek Carr against the Cardinals. Ironically, that defense got a boost from Lamar Jackson and the rest of the rushing game in their win over Cincinnati, and if the Raiders are no better at navigating what Jackson can do than the Bengals were, then the Raiders will be in big trouble. The Ravens have no more margin for error in the division and wild-card races.Prediction: Ravens, 26-20Arizona Cardinals (2-8) at Los Angeles Chargers (7-3)Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FoxKeenan Allen caught heat for not properly giving the Broncos credit for their win over the Chargers last week, yet he had a point: It was only the second time this season the Chargers lost in the turnover margin, and they dropped both games. Philip Rivers’ touchdown-to-interception ratio going into the game was 21:4, but he threw two last week. All of that to say that against the Cardinals, the Chargers should just be sure not to beat themselves.Prediction: Chargers, 31-16 Monday, 8:15 p.m., ESPNIt won’t be the anti-Rams-Chiefs game that many predicted, partly tongue-in-cheek. The Texans, on a seven-game winning streak, are capable of putting up numbers, even on a solid defense like that of Tennessee. DeAndre Hopkins should not be overlooked when All-Pro picks are made, and they’re going to get plenty out of Demaryiuis Thomas before season’s end. Marcus Mariota’s availability was still in question at midweek. If anything deflates the likelihood of a score-a-palooza, it’s that.Prediction: Texans, 30-21 Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2-1) at Denver Broncos (4-6)Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBSThe Broncos’ win over the Chargers was their sixth game this season decided by four points or fewer, and they’re 3-3. For all their faults, they have a shot in close games, so things are pretty simple against the Steelers. Pittsburgh clearly needed a wake-up call, and the Jaguars provided it, yet the Steelers still survived it. They need to stay away this week, too.Prediction: Steelers, 27-25Miami Dolphins (5-5) at Indianapolis Colts (5-5)Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBSThese don’t look like teams with identical records; the Colts have gotten their acts together in a hurry, on both sides of the ball, and the Dolphins’ 3-0 start has been proven to be a complete mirage. It still looks like Brock Osweiler at quarterback this week. The one comeback competing with Andrew Luck’s as the most impressive in the NFL is that of the Colts’ offensive line, which had been atrocious for years. None of that bodes well for the disappearing Dolphins.Prediction: Colts, 34-16Green Bay Packers (4-5-1) at Minnesota Vikings (5-4-1)Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBCIt’s a rematch of the Week 2 tie that, for multiple reasons (awful kicking, the cheesy Clay Matthews roughing-the-passer flag), should not have been a tie. That game now serves as a reminder of how average and underwhelming both teams have been despite two of the higher-profile (and well-paid) quarterbacks in the league. The loser will start to lose sight of playoff contention entering December, so there’s plenty on the line.Prediction: Packers, 24-22Tennessee Titans (5-5) at Houston Texans (7-3)last_img read more

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