Tipperary County Board have ratified a proposal for Michael Ryan to succeed Eamon O'Shea as hurling manager, following the end of the latter's third and final season next year.

The unusual arrangement had been widely reported after last week's confirmation that O'Shea would stay on for another season after leading Tipperary to the All-Ireland final this year.

A meeting of the board last night confirmed the Upperchurch/Drombane club man would take over on a two-year term from the 2016 campaign.

Ryan has been O'Shea's assistant since he took over for the 2013 season and also previously served as a selector with All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy.