Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea: “I believe these are men who fought the battle to the end.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

O’Shea receives backing from players to continue after All-Ireland disappointment

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan fires past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy to score the game’s opening goal.
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and Paul Murphy of Kilkenny in full flight during the high-scoring drawn All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

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Shane McGrath of Tipperary gets ahead of Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrell and Joey Holden during the drawn All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho.

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Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer sees his second-half penalty attempt saved by Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy during the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

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 A dejected Eamonn McGee and Ryan McHugh of Donegal after the All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

‘We’ve great belief in that dressing room as I think we’ve shown all year. I think we definitely can bounce back’

Tipperary boss Eamon O’Shea. “People didn’t really give us a chance. We’re delighted that we got the draw, but we always had a really strong belief in ourselves. And I always believe in my team, absolutely.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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