The Irish Examiner are reporting that Tipperary GAA officials have asked Liam Cahill to become manager of the county's senior hurling squad.

Tipp native Cahill, who was in charge of Waterford for the last two seasons and guided the side to respective All-Ireland final and semi-final appearances, is now very much on the Premier radar as they look to fill the vacancy left by Liam Sheedy.

The Examiner understands that an approach was made to Cahill about succeeding Sheedy late last week.

Defeat to Limerick in the All-Ireland semi on 7 August brought to an end Cahill's initial two-year term at the Déise helm.

He was non-committal about his future when he spoke to RTÉ Sport after that game.

"It's hard to know yet," he said

"We'll just have to sit down and talk to everybody. Stakeholders, county chairman and all the boys who initially chatted about what needed to happen.

"But look, these fellas are very hard to walk away from because they're a really honest bunch of fellas.

"I'm after having a brilliant two years here.

"They've given me everything. I’ve got out as much as I can around the club scene in Waterford as well. Lots of good young hurlers. Nice U20 team again."

It is also understood that Waterford have held discussions to keep the 43-year-old.

Cahill, of course, led his native county to back-to-back U21/U20 titles in 2018/2019 and was in the frame for the senior job before Sheedy signalled his desire to return to the hot seat.

The latter guided the Blue and Gold to Liam MacCarthy glory in 2019 and to subsequent All-Ireland quarter-final appearances before stepping down last week.

It is expected that Cahill will make a decision on his future later this week.