Liam Sheedy accepted that Tipperary were beaten by the better team in the Munster SHC final.
A previously unbeaten Tipp comfortably won the dress-rehearsal a fortnight ago, but the All-Ireland champions were a different animal this afternoon as they roared to a 12-point victory.
"We’d no answers really in that second half," he told RTÉ.
"They turned us over a lot. Even the second goal they got, we looked to be in control but they flicked in and stuck the ball in the back of the net. They are a superb side and they were very good today.
"We’re really disappointed; we were just out-muscled in all sectors of the field. It was one of those days. Brendan Maher and Ronan Maher were really strong on that side, but other than that we struggled to win our individual battles.
"Full credit to Limerick, they were better than us on the day and we can halve no complaints."
Tipp will now face either Dublin or Laois in the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final in two weeks' time, and Sheedy is confident they can bounce back.
"It was a bad day at the office, but I think this team has shown over the course of the Munster championship - they had four wins before today, we’ve had an off-day today - we’ll certainly learn from that. We’re looking forward to getting the show back on the road," he added.Tweet