By PRO Joe Bracken
MUNSTER CLUB FIXTURES
Commiserations to our senior club representatives Clonoulty-Rossmore and Moyle Rovers who both exited the Munster club championship on Sunday last. In the AIB Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Clonoulty-Rossmore went out at the hands of a very strong and experienced Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) side 3-22 to 0-13. For Moyle Rovers it was a similar fate as Dr. Crokes (Kerry) prevailed in the AIB Munster Club Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on a score-line of 3-15 to 0-8.
Best wishes to the two club teams in Munster championship action this weekend. First to play will be Ballylooby-Castlegrace as they prepare to play Beaufort (Kerry) in Cahir on Saturday next, November 10th at 1:30pm in the AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship quarter-final. This game will be refereed by Pa O’Driscoll (Cork). Then on Sunday in Templetuohy, home side Moyne-Templetuohy will play Fermoy (Cork) in the AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship semi-final. Alan Kissane (Waterford) will be the referee in charge.
To keep up to date with all Munster fixtures and results please check http://munster.gaa.ie/fixtures/club-championships-2018/
Separately, the Munster Junior B football competition organised by Knockaderry GAA gets under way on Sunday next, November 11th. Best wishes to Solohead who will meet Ballinacurra (Cork) in the quarter-final and throw in will be at 2pm.
There were two more Tipperary Water county finals played last weekend starting with the Tipperary Water County Junior (B) Hurling Championship where Boherlahan-Dualla made it a junior double as they lifted the title following their victory over Mullinahone. Elsewhere, in the Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship Final JK Brackens took the honours following a narrow victory over Ballylooby-Castlegrace.
In the senior relegation decider, a late charge by Portroe was enough to see them remain in Roinn 1 while Mullinahone now move to Roinn 2.
A quick review of last week’s results is as follows;
Tipperary Water County Junior (B) Hurling Championship Final
Boherlahan-Dualla 3-19 Mullinahone 0-9
Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship Final
JK Brackens 0-7 Ballylooby-Castlegrace 0-6
Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Relegation
Portroe 0-21 Mullinahone 0-18
With no county matches this weekend the focus at local level will be on divisional U21 hurling and senior football. In U21 action the O’Dwyer Steel West final between Clonoulty-Rossmore and Cashel King Cormacs will be played this Sunday, November 11th, at 12 noon in Dundrum and it will be a repeat of last year’s final which was won by Clonoulty-Rossmore.
The headline action in football will see the clash of Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers in the South championship in Ardfinnan also on Sunday at 2pm.
To keep up to date with all fixtures and results please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/
Well done to Tipperary referees and their officials on duty last weekend. First up on Saturday in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship, Philip Kelly (Ballinahinch) oversaw the semi-final match between Feakle (Clare) and Clonea (Waterford). On Sunday then, Fergal Horgan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams) refereed the marathon AIB Munster club senior hurling championship semi-final between Ballygunner (Waterford) and Ballyea (Clare).
This weekend we send best wishes to our referees and officials who will once again be on Munster club championship duty. In the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship, Derek O’Mahoney (Ardfinnan) will be in charge of the semi-final clash between St. Finbarrs (Cork) and Dr. Crokes (Kerry). Moving to the AIB Munster GAA Football Intermediate Club Championship, Sean Lonergan (Moyle Rovers) will referee the Kilcummin (Kerry) and Kilmacthomas (Waterford) semi-final. Finally, Kevin Jordan (Thurles Gaels) will preside over the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship quarter-final clash between Tournafulla (Limerick) and Kilgarvan (Kerry).
Tipperary Co. Council hosted a Civic Reception last Saturday for the successful Tipperary U21 hurling panel and management. This is the highest honour the council can accord acting for and on behalf of the citizens of Tipperary. It was a wonderful gesture and occasion very much appreciated by the players, management and county board in recognition of the team’s achievement in the All-Ireland final.
Photographed above are representatives of Tipperary Co. Council and Tipperary GAA delegations.
Congratulations to Cáit Devane (Clonoulty-Rossmore) on winning her first Liberty Insurance Camogie All-Star Award and also to Jenny Grace (Burgess-Duharra) on winning a Soaring Stars Award also sponsored by Liberty Insurance.
POST PRIMARY ACTION
The second round fixtures of the Dr. Harty Cup Under 19A Hurling competition involving three Tipperary schools will be played this Wednesday, November 7th, all with 1:30pm throw in times.
In Group A, Nenagh CBS will meet Ardscoil Ris in Newport while in Group C, Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore will play Blackwater Community School, Lismore in Boherlahan and this match will be refereed by John McCormack (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams). Turning the attention to Group D, Thurles CBS will get their first taste of action this year when then meet Castletroy College and this match will be played in Nenagh.
The Dean Ryan Cup (Under 16.5 A Hurling) final between Thurles CBS and De La Salle is set for this Friday, November 9th at 1:30pm in Ardfinnan.
For fixtures / results and match reports, check out the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools web site at www.munstergaapps.ie
TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW
Congratulations to all the winners in the November Tipperary club draw which was held last Thursday night, November 2nd in association with JK Brackens GAA. It was certainly another memorable night for the club as they once again came out as winning promoter with first prize of a Skoda Octavia / Renault Megane or €15,000 going to Patrick McLoughlin, Patricks St., Templemore. Second prize of €5,000 or a Holiday went to Pauline Hogan, Farncroft, Roscrea with Portroe the promoting club.
Hurling stars from Tipperary and Kilkenny both past and present were out in force in Borrisoleigh last Saturday evening for the Amanda Stapleton benefit match. What a fantastic evening it was as the GAA family united in support of Amanda as well as North Tipperary Hospice and Cois Nore, Cancer Support Centre, Kilkenny. Turning out in huge numbers to support Amanda the attendance were treated to a wonderful evening with Ronan Quirke, Tipp FM acting as MC for the occasion.
After an entertaining match in which many ‘past’ stars still oozed with class the game ended in a draw Tipperary 2-23 Kilkenny 3-20.
Congratulations to all who made the event the success that it was as we send our best wishes to Amanda as she bravely battles her illness.
The last handball competition for 2018 took place at the weekend which was the Girls 60 x 30 Interprovincial team of 6 which was played in Clogh, Co. Kilkenny. The team consisted of girls from Tipperary, Clare U15 and Limerick. First to play were Hannah Grace and Leanne Gould who won their first 2 games 15-6, 15-12. The U15 girls Chloe Philpott and Leah Minogue won their first game 15-14 and lost the second 15-7. The U17 girls Aisling Shanahan and Ciara McCarthy lost the first game 15-10 to leave the scores level going into the last game. With all to play for the Limerick girls lifted their game and had a convincing win 15-4 to claim victory for Munster on a final score line of 77-66. Well done to all involved.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Tipperary Health and Wellbeing Committee will host a Safe Talk (suicide alertness for everyone) on November 14th next in Our Lady’s School Templemore Recreation Room. Registration commences at 5.30pm and admission is free but pre-booking is essential.
Please contact Cora Moroney Chairperson Tipperary Health & Wellbeing email email@example.com 089 76388039 and you may also phone or text Seamus Delaney – 087 6396698.
This talk will help participants to provide practical help to persons they meet who may experience thoughts of suicide.
TIPPERARY HURLING CLUB, NEW YORK
The County Tipperary Hurling Club New York will hold their 2018 Celebratory Banquet on Saturday, December 8th at Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709.
Guest of Honour is Pa Ryan (Ardfinnan) with Honouree Special Guest – Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange/Ardfinnan) and also Special Guests – Liam Cahill (Ballingarry) Tipp U21 Hurling Manager and Colin English (Fr. Sheehy’s) Tipperary U21 Captain.
The Tipperary Man of the Year is Tommy Fogarty (Clonmel) and the Tipperary Hurler of the Year is Martin O’Neill (Mount Sion, Waterford).
Information and ticket details for the banquet can be had from Dance Chairpersons: Brendan Maher (646) 361-5544 firstname.lastname@example.org and Stephen Carty (914) 899 3130 or any committee member – Michael Sheedy, Toby Kavanagh, Michael Maher, Owen Cummins, Mike Kennedy, Mike Ryan and Mary Ryan.
Platinum, Gold or White Journal contract details can be made with the Journal Chairman – Tommy Kavanagh (914) 309 2363 or any of the journal committee; Pat Costigan, Pa Ryan, Geraldine Stapleton, Martin Dunne, Joe Grace, Donnacha O’Dwyer and Therese Crowe. All journal ads need to be returned before November 16th or email email@example.com
President is Owen Cummins (646) 996 0104 and Vice President is Jim Keane (914) 643 8062.
A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed for all.
GAA SEASON TICKET
The 2019 GAA Season tickets are now on sale and will once again provide fantastic value for supporters in next year’s league and championship. Adult ticket will cost €120 and U16’s €30. This will allow the ticket holder access to discounted tickets for the championship group stages in your code.
Benefits of the GAA Season Ticket include, access to an All-Ireland Final ticket (subject to meeting terms and conditions), AIB GAA club championship finals on March 17th, all Allianz league matches again in your code, including play offs, semi-finals and finals and also your county’s opening championship fixture of 2019.
The Adult Club+ version ticket costs €200 and also includes club championships fixtures in the chosen county and a guaranteed All-Ireland final ticket should your county qualify, again terms and conditions apply.
All tickets are subject to availability /terms and conditions, for more information see gaa.ie/seasonticket
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