Brian Fox says Tipperary must quickly draw a line under their historic Munster Championship success as they prepare for an All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo.

Fox helped the Premier County end an 85-year wait for a provincial title with victory over Cork, and two days later he still hadn't come down off the high.

But a message from the management helped Fox and his team-mates refocus on their meeting with Mayo on 6 December.

"It was sent out this morning from the management team saying to get to the gym tonight and training tomorrow," said Fox. "That does help a small bit.

"It can be a challenge to refocus, for any team that comes off a high like that it is hard. But we haven't been in this position before, coming off a Munster success and going into a semi-final, so it's new territory in that regard (even) if it's not our first time being in an All-Ireland semi-final.

"It's going to be a huge task for the management and the players to try and put the heads down and just try to get back to work and put that in the past.

"Because that's all it is now, it's history, and we just want to keep progressing and see can we make more history. That's only done by refocusing right now on what we can improve on before the next day against Mayo."

Brian Fox competes with Aidan O'Shea during the 2016 All-Ireland semi-final

Fox was part of the Tipperary team that faced Mayo in the 2016 All-Ireland semi-finals. Tipp had stunned Connacht champions Galway in the quarters but unable to repeat the feat against Mayo, falling to a five-point loss.

He feels the experience of playing in such a high-stakes contest will stand to Tipperary on Saturday week.

"In terms of the semi-final from four years ago, yeah, definitely," he said. "The fact that the majority of lads will have played in an All-Ireland semi-final before will help.

"I wouldn’t say we were overawed by the occasion in the semi-final. We actually did ourselves more justice in the semi-final than we did in the Munster final (against Kerry). We took the fight to Mayo and made a good start, we were 0-06 to 0-03 up early on.

"Mayo fought back the way they do but we're hoping to take that experience and use it going forward."

Mayo beat Leitrim, Roscommon and Galway en route to capturing their first Connacht title in five years and Fox is a big admirer of James Horan’s side.

"They are all intensity, give 100% absolutely everything to that jersey," he said.

"If you want to have any chance of beating Mayo you have to match their intensity levels. That will be the first thing we'll want to get right.

"Cork set the standards for us in terms of how they approached the Kerry game and the intensity that they played at.

"We wanted to do something similar to them and that's how it manifested in the game. We set the standards, started off really well, got three points on the board and put them under huge pressure.

"If we're to have any chance against Mayo, that's what we have to do.

"We have to just start well, really bring the intensity and not let them get into a rhythm because if they have rhythm, they're an experienced team and they will punish us."