The Tipperary County Board have come out in support of manager Michael Ryan after their exit from All-Ireland Hurling Championship at the weekend.

A narrow defeat to Clare left Tipp out of the Championship in the second weekend of June in a shock development for a side considered contenders to win the title this year.

After two draws and two losses in the Munster Championship round-robin, the Tipp board have offered backing to their manager.

The county board were responding to recent calls, including from within their own organisation, for the removal of Ryan and his backroom team.

A statement read read: "In respect to recent queries, the Management Committee of Tipperary GAA County Board wishes to reiterate that following Tipperary’s exit from this year’s senior hurling championship, the position of the Tipperary management team is not the subject of any discussion or change.

"The management team was appointed last September for a three-year term and have the full backing and support of the Co. Management Committee.

"Comments made by any individual(s), contrary to the above, do not represent the views of the Co. Management Committee and are therefore not to be associated with the Committee or Co. Board Officers in any way.

"There will be no further comment in relation to this."