O’Shea says Tipp ruling out ’10 style

New Tipperary hurling manager Eamon O’Shea says the Tipp playing style of 2010 is “gone”, saying that people will have to “wait and see” the Premier County’s tactical approach in 2013.

O’Shea also said that there would be “consequences” for players who did not adhere to the team’s disciplinary code.

“Any successful team has to have a structure in how it sets itself up — what are the values of the team, the limits inside and outside in terms of discipline, the relationship with the supporters. All successful teams have that and it’s critical.

“It’s pretty simple in terms of my approach to those sorts of issues. There’s a framework there and it’s better, I think, if the players set the boundaries themselves in conjunction with the management team.”

Regarding the team’s playing style, O’Shea said it would have to evolve, otherwise Tipp would not be competitive. He ruled out a return to the attacking style which won Tipp the 2010 title.

“If you don’t evolve and if you’re not conscious of how other teams change then you won’t be competitive. I’d have a fair idea of how we’re going to play but we’ll have to wait and see if we reach that or not.’’


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