Power steps down as Tipperary football manager

June 07, 2023

David Power as Tipperary manager. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

David Power has stepped down as Tipperary senior football manager.

The Kilsheelan man, who led Tipp to their first Munster SFC title in 85 years on the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in 2020, has vacated his post after four years in charge. He previously guided the Premier County to All-Ireland MFC glory in 2011 and served as U21 manager and Wexford senior boss after that. 

Power guided Tipp to promotion to Division 3 of the Allianz League in 2021, but things took a turn for the worse this year when his panel was decimated by injuries, retirements and players going travelling. Tipp were relegated back to Division 4 before making an early exit from both the Munster SFC 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."

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