Pride of place this week must go to the history -making Our Lady’s Templemore Harty Cup team as they swept aside the challenge of St Colman’s Fermoy to claim the Harty Cup for the first time since 1978. Huge credit must go to the players and their management team of Noel Fogarty (who played a key role and scored 2 goals the last time the cup held residence in Templemore) and Tom Byrnes. There was a fantastic crowd in the streets of Templemore to welcome home the victorious side on Saturday evening, something they well deserved. We wish a speedy recovery to Stephen Nolan ( Drom Inch) who received a nasty facial injury towards the end of the game. We wish them well in their quest for the Croke Cup now when they will play a semi final on March 11th.
Club Children’s Officer Workshop:
REMINDER: There will be a children’s officer workshop on Thursday 2nd March at 7pm in Thurles Sarsfields Centre. A facilitator from Croke Park will be in attendance to give the workshop. The workshop is 3 hours and participants must attend the full 3 hours in order to receive a certificate.
All club children’s officers are encouraged to attend this workshop as it will be very informative and beneficial to your role within the club.
Darmody Sports Turf Mid Under 21 Football:
Last weekend seen the Under 21 B Championship final played, Gortnahoe Glengoole been crowded champions following a 3-10 to 3-6 victory over Moyne Templetuohy/ Thurles Gaels. Gortnahoe Glengoole started the quickest with goals by Keane Hayes and Eamonn Fogarty and took a 7 point lead into the dressing rooms at half time leading 2-5 to 0-4. They would then extend their lead to 9 points early in the second half following a further goal by Ronan Teehan but Moyne Templetuohy / Thurles Gaels would hit a purple patch and brought it back to 4 points but the day was to belong to Gortnahoe Glengoole. We wish them well in the county series.
This weekend sees the semi finals and final of the Fitzgibbon and Ryan Cups which are been played in Galway. In the Fitzgibbon Cup semi finals, there is an All Limerick affair with Limerick IT (Willie Ryan Clonakenny & Jamie Woods Holycross Ballycahill) facing defending champions Mary Immaculate (Ronan Maher & Stephen Cahill Thurles Sars, Colm Stapleton Upperchurch Drombane) while UCC (Billy McCarthy Thurles Sars) face Carlow IT (Tommy Nolan Drom Inch) in the other semi final. In the Ryan Cup semi finals, Garda College (Paudie Maher & Tommy Doyle Thurles Sars, Michael John Carroll Clonakenny and Matthew McGrath Drom Inch) face Cork ETB while IT Sligo face Queen’s University Belfast in the other semi final. There are loads of Tipperary players in action next weekend for their respective colleges and we wish all the Tipperary players the best of luck especially our Mid representatives.
Yours in sport,
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Mid Tipperary GAA Board
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