Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham believes that his side were exposed against Tipperary in Thurles last night.
The boys in blue were hammered 6-26 to 1-19, and after the 22 point loss admitted it was a self-inflicted defeat.
“There were a couple of mistakes on our behalf and again we created a couple of chances that we didn’t take.”
Cunningham replaced Anthony Daly as Dublin boss in 2014, and yesterday evening was his side’s biggest loss since 2005.
The Cork native’s term with Dublin is up this year so there will be speculation on whether or not he will step down from his position or be sacked by the Dublin County Board.
“My term is up. I just kind of shell-shocked in relation to the game, how that panned out, we weren’t expecting that in any shape or form.”
"We got exposed today, we got well beaten by a very good team who really went for the juggler today when the opportunities arose."
Tipperary on the other hand are still on course to retain their All-Ireland title and will be joined by Waterford in the next round after the Déise defeated Kilkenny in the second game of yesterday’s double header in Semple Stadium.