"We want more kids in the county to play football"

January 05, 2021

Tipperary players take to the pitch before the start of the Munster SFC final against Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney.
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Tipperary football county board chairman Conor O’Dwyer says more past Tipp players need to get involved in underage football coaching in the county.

Tipperary are set to enter the 2021 season as Munster senior football champions and, speaking on Tipp FM’s Extra Time programme, O’Dwyer insisted that it’s crucial to increase numbers when it comes to underage backroom teams in the Premier County.

“One of the key challenges we have is manpower. It’s getting good people involved with experience of coaching football,” he said.

“There aren’t a huge number of really experienced football coaches here in the county. I think we need to get more people involved – maybe a shout out as well to the past Tipperary footballers of all grades to get involved.

“Certainly, the better quality people we have involved – the more experienced coaches we have involved – the better chance we have of winning the hearts and minds of young kids.

“We want more kids in the county to play football and hopefully what we’ve seen in recent months and weeks will help with that.”

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