Tipperary football manager Power steps down

Tipperary football manager Power steps down

Tipperary senior football manager David Power has stepped down from his role with the county this week. 

The Kilsheelan man, who successfully led Tipperary to their first Munster Senior Football Championship title in 85 years on the significant centenary of Bloody Sunday in 2020, has stepped down from his position after serving for four years.

Prior to this achievement, he guided the Premier County to victory in the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship in 2011. Additionally, he held the roles of U21 manager and Wexford senior boss in subsequent years.

Under his guidance, Tipperary secured promotion to Division 3 of the Allianz League in 2021. However, this year proved to be more challenging as the team faced a series of setbacks including injuries, retirements, and players embarking on travels.

As a consequence, Tipperary was relegated back to Division 4 and had premature exits from both the Munster Senior Football Championship and Tailteann Cup

“Now that our season has ended, I have decided to step aside from the role of Tipperary senior football manager," Power said in a statement.

"The last four years have been some of the best of my life. I enjoyed every minute of trying to drive Tipperary football on, alongside some of the most passionate people you could ever meet. It was nothing short of a privilege.

"Results didn’t go our way this year, but we stood firm even though the wind was blowing against us. We lost so many players, key warriors, through injury, travel and retirement but even with all those knock backs, our panel worked so hard this season.

"We had 35 players training every night and I would like to thank them for the massive effort, and for the fight they showed. That desire that will stand to Tipp football in the years ahead. There are several young players now coming through the system with senior experience and I hope they drive the county on."

The full statement can be read here