Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has announced he will speak to the media for the remainder of the Championship.

The Premier County boss refused to give post-match interviews in the wake of his side's Munster SHC defeat to LImerick on Sunday, with county officials saying the policy would remain in place for the rest of the round-robin format.

Ryan has now moved to clarify the policy was implemented before the loss at the Gaelic Grounds but said it should have been "reviewed" following the result.

"The reason why I didn't speak to the media on Sunday immediately after the match was a decision we had taken prior to the campaign," he told Tipp FM.

"We took that decision in the light of the fact that we were facing four Sundays in a row. Anything that is a distraction to our hurling is not welcome.

"What we don't do is factor in that we're going to lose a match. We're always very positive about our upcoming games but in the aftermath of the match, and after a loss, we should have reviewed that. 

"I will be speaking to the media if they want to speak to me after the game."

As to why the media hadn't been informed of the blackout, Ryan said: "We make a lot of decisions and we communicate what we think we need to communicate, or should communicate, but that was one of our internal decisions.

"We're playing week after week after week and our focus is on our team.

"However, I do acknowledge that when you lose there is a much greater void created than when you win, and hence why I'm on this morning.

"Number one, our decision should have been reviewed and number two, of course we needed to acknowledge Limerick."

Ryan said he was expecting a response from his players in their second game of the round robin against Cork at Semple Stadium this weekend.

"We're very disappointed with the performance levels we brought on Sunday. They weren't good enough," he said.

"Limerick were excellent and we turn our attention immediately to our next challenge, which is five days away and Cork coming to Thurles with a win under their belt."