Former All-Star forward Eoin Kelly has been promoted to Liam Sheedy's inner circle as the All-Ireland-winning Tipperary manager shuffles his backroom team.

Kelly joins Tommy Dunne and Darragh Egan as selectors, with former manager Eamon O'Shea moving to a new role as 'performance director'.

Kelly had a coaching role this year, with a focus on free-taking. In the final win over Kilkenny, Jason Forde nailed all 10 of his shots at goal from dead balls.

Sheedy's 27-strong backroom team allowed for such specialisation but the retired corner-forward will have a wider brief and more responsibility as the Premier County look to achieve back-to-back All-Irelands for the first time since 1964-65.

In a statement, Sheedy highlighted his long relationship with Kelly, who carried hurleys for Sheedy when he was minor manager in 2006. The pair won a senior All-Ireland together four years after that.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Eoin going back many years. He brings a huge amount of experience to the management team and I am thrilled to have him on board," the Tipp boss said. 

"Eamon played a pivotal role ensuring the team was successful in 2019 and he is hugely respected within the group. His new role will give him the scope to be of even greater benefit to the panel in 2020," added Sheedy of former manager O'Shea's new brief.