Tipperary U21 manager Liam Cahill has refused to rule himself out of contention for the vacant senior role following the resignation of Michael Ryan.

Cahill saw his U21 team advance to an All-Ireland final clash with Cork after they dismissed Galway in a fiery semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick in which three players were sent off.

He, along with Brendan Cummins, has been strongly linked with the senior role and speaking after the U21 semi-final, Cahill admitted that while his primary focus was with the U21s, he couldn’t rule out throwing his hat into the ring to succeed Ryan.

"I’ve been asked this question a few times of late, it comes with the territory of being involved in Tipperary teams," he told RTÉ Sport.

"My passion is underage hurling in Tipperary, that’s the reason I follow this group of players, from minor up through to U21.

"The Tipp senior job never really came into my mind to be honest, but I’m absolutely honoured to be linked to it. It’s such a privileged role and such a big role.

"If it’s a thing that Tipp are in dire straits for a manager, we won’t let them go without giving them an option."

Asked whether he would be putting his name forward, he responded: "We’ll see."