In a shock move Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy who led his side to the All Ireland title this year has announced his resignation. His selectors and trainer have also stood down.

Sheedy cited 16 hour working day and incredible pressure on his work and domestic life as the reason.

He led Tipperary to an historic victory in September when they stopped Kilkenny getting the five in a row.

A statement released by the Tipperary County Board confirmed he was stepping down. 'Tipperary County Board announces with regret that Liam Sheedy, EamonO'Shea and Michael Ryan are stepping down as the Tipperary senior hurling management team, having completed three successful years which culminated in Tipperary's magnificent All Ireland senior hurling championship victory this year.

'The County Board had offered to appoint all three for another two years, however, due to various personal and work commitments, the management team informed the Board that, much to their regret, it was not possible for them to continue.

'Tipperary County Board is deeply grateful to Liam, Eamon and Michael for the excellent job they did while in charge of the senior hurling team.

'They brought extraordinary ability, commitment, pride and passion to their roles and they built a team that exhibited the same characteristics.

'They worked tirelessly on behalf of the team for the last three years. They have left Tipperary hurling in a very strong position and have established an extremely solid base on which to build future success.

'The County Board will now begin a process to appoint a new management team.'