West Tipperary chairman John O'Shea has called for Michael Ryan and his management team to quit after the county's elimination from the Munster Championship.

Tipperary led from the start until stoppage time against Clare on Sunday but were reeled in by the Banner and concluded a campaign in which they were expected to prosper with just two points - gained from the comeback draws against Cork and Waterford.

A former selector under Liam Sheedy and Eamon O'Shea, Ryan led the Premier men to All-Ireland glory against Kilkenny in 2016 in his first year in charge.

He agreed a new three-year term last September after Tipp's title defence ended in the semi-final at the hands of eventual champions Galway.

All-Ireland winners Declan Fanning, John Madden and Conor Stakelum are his selectors.

The Irish Examiner reported that John O'Shea, chairman of one of four divisions in the county, told Tipperary Mid West Community Radio: "June 10 and out of Munster and All-Ireland championships. Four games played, drew two, and lost two.

"I think it was (a disaster) from the point of view we got to the league final, we learned absolutely nothing, in my opinion, going through the league. (At) the conclusion we didn’t have a full-back. Five changes for the Munster championship. There was no consistency. I can’t put my finger on it."

"I think that management team has gone past their sell-by-date and I think they should do the decent thing and resign en bloc"

O'Shea highlighted that Declan Ryan stepped down as manager in 2012 despite winning Munster titles in both of his two seasons in charge - Tipperary were beaten by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final of 2011 and semi-final of 2012.

"I think that management team has gone past their sell-by-date and I think they should do the decent thing and resign en bloc," he said.

"And the sooner, the better because it isn’t so many years ago when Declan Ryan was manager, after winning two Munster championships, and the media in Tipperary were roaring for his resignation.

"Overall, there were a lot of decisions that weren’t the right ones."