Former Tipperary coach and manager Eamon O'Shea will return to the county's senior management backroom team at the end of the Allianz Hurling League, it was confirmed on Tuesday evening.
O'Shea was an influential member of Liam Sheedy's management team when Tipperary won the All-Ireland in 2010 and later managed the seniors between 2013 and 2015, during which time he guided them to an All-Ireland final in 2014 and a Munster title victory in 2015.
In a statement, the Tipperary county board said that O'Shea will return at the setup at the end of the league in a support role, stressing that he is not a selector and acknowledging that his role will be limited due to work commitments.
"This is a positive development for our hurling squad," said county board chairman John Devane.
"Eamon O’Shea has been a central figure in the evolution of Tipperary hurling over the past decade. While his involvement will be limited due to work commitments, the expertise and experience he will bring to the mix, even in a supporting role, will be invaluable."
Liam Sheedy, who worked closely with O'Shea between 2008 and 2010, said he had consulted him before stepping back into the role at the end of last year and was delighted to have the ex-manager back on board.
"Eamon was one of the first people I talked to when it came to considering stepping back into this role again and we have remained in close contact since. He is a passionate Tipperary man and having him on board at any level is a great boost."