Tipperary manager Eamon O'Shea was full of praise for the way his side fought back to salvage a draw against Kilkenny in Sunday's absorbing All-Ireland SHC final at Croke Park.

The Premier County reeled off the the last three points of the game to ensure parity. They had a chance to win in injury time but John O'Dwyer's 97-metre free went narrowly wide - a fact confirmed by Hawk-Eye.

The replay will take place on Saturday, 27 September at Croke Park, throw-in 5pm.

O'Shea's belief that his charges would keep going right to the end was evident in his post-match reaction.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport, he said: "I always felt we had a chance even when things went against us. We fought back well when conceding the goals after half-time.

"The belief we have is very strong. I thought the Tipp team were magnificent today in the way we kept fighting to the end. We got the last three scores to force the draw."

Eamon O'Shea

"If you spend you're life looking back you're not going to get many places" 

During the 70-plus minutes, Tipperary missed two penalties and had other chances for goals, but O'Shea was not dwelling too much on what might have been and is now looking ahead to the replay.

""I think at a time like this you have to look forward," he added.

"If you spend you're life looking back you're not going to get many places. Penalties are very hard to score the way the rules are now. 

"Kilkenny can also look back at the chances they missed. All I will say is that the radar in both teams was magnificent - to bring that to the biggest game of the year was a tribute to the Kilkenny and Tipperary players.

"Right now I'm in preparation stage for the match in three weeks. It's an enjoyable hassle to have - you're still in the competition."