Tipperary underage hurling manager Liam Cahill has stepped down from his role amid speculation he could be set to take over the Waterford senior job.

Cahill has decided not to extended his two-year term as manager to Tipp's Under-20 and minor panels.

He led Tipp to four All-Ireland finals, winning three, including this year's inaugural Under-20 title.

Cahill also helped the Premier County claim the last Under-21 title in 2018 and a minor crown in 2016, as well as Munster Under-20 success in 2019 and back-to-back Munster minor crowns in 2015 and 2016.

Tipperary GAA said in a statement: "Through his drive and dedication, Liam has raised the bar to new heights at underage level in the county, where his passion and enthusiasm for the game was replicated by the way his various teams went about their business on the field of play.

"Tipperary County Board thank Liam and his management team profusely for the wonderful contribution they have given to the county over the years and the ensuing successes achieved as a result and wish Liam continued success in his managerial career."

Chairman John Devane added: "Liam Cahill is a man of great honour and commitment and it was a pleasure to witness first-hand his astute attention to detail in delivering success for Tipperary.

"He steps away with a hugely impressive CV at underage level and I have no doubt he will continue to add to it in his managerial career, and I wish him every success in that. Tipperary is indebted to Liam, his wife Eimear and family, for his contribution over the past five years."