The following is a match programme for this weekend’s games 29th & 30th August 2020.
Download booklet here Programme Booklet for Weekend 29th and 30th August 2020
FBD INSURANCE TIPPERARY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
On what will be a busy weekend for county fixtures, most of the attention will be focused on the FBD Insurance Senior Hurling Quarter-Finals which will be played behind closed doors in Semple Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. Far from ideal, with unprecedented interest in the club championships this year, supporters can follow all of the action on the Tipperary website where the four matches will be streamed live.
There is nothing unusual in the four quarter-final pairings as all have met at this stage previously. In the clash of neighbours Drom-Inch and Borris-Ileigh, they have met on five previous occasions with Drom winning in 1973, 2005, 2006 and 2009 while Borris were victorious in 2019 on their way to winning the county title.
Thurles Sarsfields and Nenagh Éire Óg have met on three previous occasions with Sarsfields victorious in 2009 and 2014 while Nenagh held the upper hand in 2007. Its honours even between Clonoulty-Rossmore and Loughmore-Castleiney, with Clonoulty winning their first tussle in1989, while Loughmore exacted revenge in 2014. Similarly, with the North pairing of Toomevara and Kiladangan, there were only two previous clashes with Toomevara victorious in 2008 and Kiladangan winning in 2019.
The FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain and Intermediate quarter-finals will draw huge interest also as clubs look to continue their season and be in the shakeup for silverware in a few weeks’ time.
At the other end of the tables, clubs fighting for survival will provide hugely competitive action in the relegations semi-finals.
As the minor grades have drawn to close in the four divisions, except for B finals in two divisions, the county semi-finals are also down for decision.
All knockout fixtures include extra time and finish on the day. With a huge amount at stake for all clubs, we send best wishes to all clubs in action this weekend.
All the relevant regulations covering the rules regarding finish on the day have been sent to club secretaries by CCC secretary Tom Maher. Club secretaries must inform team managements of the regulations so they can familiarise themselves with what will happen in the event of a game going to finish on the day.
MESSAGE FROM CO. OFFICERS
The officers of Tipperary Co. Board are appealing to all our patrons to respect the wishes of our Government and the National Public Health Advisory Group that all our games are played behind closed doors until September 13th.
This means for each participating club that only the panel of players and backroom personnel up to a max of 40 will be admitted along with media plus event and match officials.
Any unauthorized personnel trying to gain access is putting at risk their own health as well as the health of others and those they are going home to. We are asking our club officials to drive home this message to all your members. We appeal to all our patrons to take personal responsibility and stay away from our games unless you’re included on your clubs list of 40.
Remember the sooner we can minimise the effects of the virus the sooner we can return to normality. We must all do our utmost to protect public health and we in the GAA are committed to playing our part.
Thanks for all your efforts to date as we look forward to September 13th when we hope our efforts will be rewarded. Please continue to stay safe and look after each other.
With all of the above in mind, the following then are the FBD Insurance County Club fixtures for next weekend.
FBD Insurance Tipperary Senior Club Hurling Quarter-Finals
29/08/2020 at 2pm in Semple Stadium, Kiladangan v Toomevara, Ref: Kevin Jordan – Streamed live https://tipperary.gaa.ie/
29/08/2020 at 6pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles Sarsfields v Nenagh Éire Óg, Ref: Michael Kennedy – Streamed live https://tipperary.gaa.ie/
30/08/2020 at 2pm in Semple Stadium, Clonoulty-Rossmore v Loughmore-Castleiney, Ref: Conor Doyle – Streamed live https://tipperary.gaa.ie/
30/08/2020 at 6pm in Semple Stadium, Borris-Ileigh v Drom-Inch, Ref: Fergal Horgan – Streamed live https://tipperary.gaa.ie/
FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Quarter-Finals
29/08/2020 at 4pm in Clonmel Sportsfield, Carrick Swan v Mullinahone, Ref: John O’Grady
30/08/2020 at 12noon in Leahy Park Cashel, Thurles Sarsfields v Killenaule, Ref: Kieran Delaney
30/08/2020 at 2pm in Cloughjordan, Templederry Kenyons v Lorrha-Dorrha, Ref: Peter Carroll
30/08/2020 at 2pm in Nenagh, Newport v Silvermines, Ref: Sean Lonergan
FBD Insurance Intermediate Hurling Quarter-Finals
29/08/2020 at 1:30pm in Borrisoleigh, Gortnahoe-Glengoole v Ballinahinch, Ref: Gerry Treacy
29/08/2020 at 2pm in The Ragg, Borrisokane v Boherlahan-Dualla, Ref: Seamus Delaney
30/08/2020 at 2:30pm in Bansha, Ballybacon-Grange v Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams, Ref: Paddy Ivors
30/08/2020 at 4pm in Templemore, Moyne-Templetuohy v Moneygall, Ref: Noel Cosgrave
FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 3
29/08/2020 at 2pm in New Inn, Golden-Kilfeacle v Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Ref: Noel Cosgrave
FBD Insurance Senior Hurling Relegation Semi-Finals
29/08/2020 at 4pm in Templederry, Moycarkey-Borris v Burgess, Ref: John Lillis
29/08/2020 at 4pm in Drombane, Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill v Roscrea, Ref: John Dooley
FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Relegation Semi-Finals
30/08/2020 at 1pm in Templetuohy, Ballingarry v Kiladangan, Ref: Phil Ryan
30/08/2020 at 1pm in Cahir, Sean Treacy’s v St. Mary’s, Ref: Tom Loughnane
FBD Insurance Intermediate Hurling Relegation Semi-Final
30/08/2020 at 2pm in Boherlahan, Cappawhite v Moyle Rovers, Ref: Philip Kelly
FBD Insurance County Minor (A) Hurling Championship Semi-Finals
29/08/2020 at 1pm in Páirc Ciocaim Dundrum, Thurles Sarsfields v St. Mary’s
29/08/2020 at 2pm in Holycross, Ballina v Cashel King Cormacs
FBD Insurance County Minor (B) Hurling Championship Semi-Final
29/08/2020 at 2pm in Kilcommon, Silvermines v Arravale Rovers