Tipp boss Kelly departs after Tailteann Cup defeat to Limerick

June 08, 2024

Tipperary football manager Paul Kelly (third from left) with his backroom team ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Tipperary football manager Paul Kelly has stepped down from his role following his team’s Tailteann Cup exit this evening.

The Premier men went down to neighbours Limerick on a 1-18 to 1-10 scoreline at Rathkeale where defeat at the competition’s preliminary quarter-final stage spelled an end to the visitors’ season.

After a shaky start to the derby clash, Paudie Feehan’s goal three minutes before half-time saw Tipp trailing by just a point (0-8 to 1-4) when the sides went in at the break, but Limerick moved five clear in the second-half before Emmet Rigter's late goal ensured they’d be in Monday morning’s quarter-final draw.

Following the defeat, Kelly confirmed his decision to vacate his post with Tipperary county board thanking him with the below post on social media.

It comes less than a year after taking the job which saw the Thomas Davis clubman succeeding 2020 Munster SFC winning manager David Power on a three-year term back in November.

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