Tipp building for the summer - Callanan
Tipperary captain Seamus Callanan insists Tipp's league campaign was all about building for the championship.
The Premier had an indifferent spring, winning two of their five regular-season matches in the league before bowing out at the quarter-final stage to Dublin.
"Obviously we had ups and downs," Callanan said, when asked about Tipp's spring. "But that's what it's all about, trying to find a different dynamic for championship, which we know is week on week for a few weeks but you want to try out different things and have different options when it comes to championship."
Callanan has been named as county captain for 2019, having previously served as vice-captain. And while he agrees it's a great honour, the Drom and Inch man insists nothing will change for him.
"It was great. It's the stuff you wanted all your life - to lead out your county but the job remains the same. When you're around as long as I am and a few other players the title is nice but the job remains the same.
"It's just a title really. There are a lot of leaders in that dressing-room who could do the same thing. To lead out the team you always worry so you earn the responsibility and don't really change your game."