Tipperary football manager John Evans resigns

Tipperary’s senior footballers are looking for a new manager after manager John Evans resigned in the wake of Sunday’s defeat by Sligo in the National Football League.

Tipperary’s senior footballers are looking for a new manager after manager John Evans resigned in the wake of Sunday’s defeat by Sligo in the National Football League.

The 1-16 to 0-7 defeat was Tipp’s fifth straight reverse of the campaign and has left them rooted to the bottom of Division 3 and facing relegation. In a statement on Sunday evening the County Board said “the Tipperary County Board and Tipperary Football Board are disappointed that John has found it necessary to resign but respect and accept his decision. John has made a major contribution to Tipperary football since he came to the county in late 2007. He has increased the profile of football in Tipperary, he guided the senior team from Division 4 to Division 2 of the Allianz Football League in successive seasons, he managed the Tipperary under 21 footballers to their first ever Munster title in 2010 and he played an important role as a coach in last year’s All Ireland Minor Football triumph.

This year’s disappointing league results will not take from the hugely positive legacy that John leaves behind in Tipperary. Tipperary County Board and Tipperary Football Board thank John most sincerely for his outstanding contribution to Tipperary football and wish him and his family every success and happiness in the future”.