By: Joe Bracken, Tipperary GAA PRO
COUNTY CLUB FIXTURES
The action is moving up the gears significantly now as the various championships power towards their concluding stages. A fine crowd of 5,346 was in Semple Stadium on Sunday last to witness the semi-finals of the Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship where Clonoulty-Rossmore and Nenagh Éire Óg came through to meet each other on Sunday, October 21st in the final on the Field of Legends. Clonoulty-Rossmore were always in command as they held the Toomevara challenge at bay while Nenagh Éire Óg needed every score to hold off a Thurles Sarsfields side that always fight right to the final whistle.
The Tipperary Water Seamus Ó Riain Cup Semi-Finals served up two cracking games on Saturday with Moycarkey-Borris and Burgess both making it through to the final but more importantly for both clubs, the semi-final success sees them promoted to Roinn 1 status for 2019.
Moycarkey-Borris ended JK Brackens hopes with a 3 point win at The Ragg, which incidentally was also the margin in Burgess’ win over Templederry Kenyons in Dolla.
On the hurling front the Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final is the main event this weekend as Cashel King Cormac’s and Thurles Sarsfields get set for the final showdown which throws in at Holycross on Sunday next, October 14th.
The Tipperary Water County Minor Hurling ‘A’ and ‘B’ Championships go ahead in Leahy Park, Cashel this Saturday October 13th. First up Drom & Inch will meet Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams at 2pm in the ‘B’ final followed by Cappawhite Gaels and Moycarkey-Borris in the ‘A’ final at 3:30pm.
The main action in football will be concentrated on the two Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals which are down for decision also on Sunday. Ardfinnan are up against Loughmore-Castleiney in Holycross (part of a double header with the intermediate hurling final) with Clonmel Commercials taking on Moyle Rovers in Cahir.
Ahead of these games on Saturday the Tipperary Water Intermediate Football Semi-Final between Grangemockler Ballyneale and Moyne-Templetuohy will throw in at New Inn.
Before looking to the fixtures ahead the following is a brief update on recent county results;
Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Finals
Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-19 Toomevara 1-10
Nenagh Éire Óg 2-18 Thurles Sarsfields 2-15
Tipperary Water Seamus Ó Riain Cup Semi-Finals
Moycarkey-Borris 1-18 JK Brackens 0-18
Burgess 2-17 Templederry Kenyons 2-14
Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Relegation, Group 1 Round 3
Kiladangan 1-15 Arravale Rovers 1-13
Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Relegation Group 2 Round 2
Moyle Rovers 0-20 Lattin-Cullen Gaels 1-8
Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Hurling Championship Quarter-Final
Skeheenarinky 2-20 Emly 1-9
Tipperary Water County Junior (B) Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Boherlahan-Dualla 2-12 Templederry Kenyons 2-8
Tipperary Water County Senior Football Relegation Semi-Finals
Galtee Rovers-St Pecaun 1-13 Drom-Inch 0-11
Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship
(Semi Final), Golden-Kilfeacle 2-11 Borrisokane 0-5
(Quarter Final), Moyne-Templetuohy 2-10 Rockwell Rovers 0-8
Tipperary Water County Minor (B) Football Championship Semi-Finals
Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams 3-11 Mullinahone 3-7
Drom-Inch 2-11 Ballina 1-8
With another action packed weekend to look forward to with 16 county games down for decision, the following then is a quick recap of those fixtures;
Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final
Sun, 14 Oct, Venue: Holycross, Cashel King Cormacs v Thurles Sarsfields 15:30, Ref: Conor Doyle
Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals
Sun, 14 Oct, Venue: Holycross, Ardfinnan v Loughmore-Castleiney 14:00, Ref: Seanie Peters
Sun, 14 Oct, Venue: Cahir, Clonmel Commercials v Moyle Rovers 16:00, Ref: Sean Everard
Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Final
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: New Inn, (Semi Final), Grangemockler Ballyneale v Moyne-Templetuohy 13:00, Ref: David Grogan
Tipperary Water County Minor (A) Hurling Championship Final
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: Leahy Park Cashel, Cappawhite Gaels v Moycarkey-Borris 15:30, Ref: Peter Carroll
Tipperary Water County Minor (B) Hurling Championship Final
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: Leahy Park Cashel, Drom-Inch v Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams 14:00, Ref: Paul Guinan
Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Hurling Championship Semi-Finals
Sun, 14 Oct, Venue: Páirc Ciocaim Dundrum, Skeheenarinky v Toomevara 12:00, Ref: Phil Ryan
Sun, 14 Oct, Venue: Páirc Ciocaim Dundrum, Clonoulty-Rossmore v Boherlahan-Dualla 13:30, Ref: Garrett Howard
Tipperary Water County Junior (B) Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: Fethard GAA Park, Cashel King Cormacs v Mullinahone 15:00, Ref: Martin Ryan
Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship Quarter-Finals
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: Moneygall, JK Brackens v Newport 12:00, Ref: Brian Tyrell
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: Bansha, Ballylooby-Castlegrace v Emly 14:00, Ref: Seamus Delaney
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: Templederry, Portroe v Holycross-Ballycahill 14:00, Ref: Fergal Horgan
Tue, 16 Oct, Venue: New Inn, Cappawhite v Mullinahone 20:00, Ref: PJ Nolan
Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Relegation
Sun, 14 Oct, Venue: Monroe, Killenaule v Carrick Swans 12:00, Ref: TBC
Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Relegation Group 2
Sat, 13 Oct, Venue: New Inn, (Round 3), Lattin Cullen Gaels v Carrick Davins 14:30, Ref: Tom Loughnane
Tipperary Water County Senior Football Relegation Semi-Final
Tue, 09 Oct, Venue: Puckane, Kiladangan v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 20:00, Ref: Tom McGrath
The losers of the above fixture will play Drom & Inch in the relegation final. If it is Kiladangan the match is scheduled for this Sunday, October 14th in Dolla at 12 noon and if it is Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill that match is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 17th in Clonoulty at 8pm
To keep up to date with all fixtures and results please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/
CO BOARD DRAW
The October Tipperary club draw will take place this Thursday night, October 11th in association with Mullinahone GAA club in TJ Mac’s Bar, Mullinahone.
Septembers top prize winners Jack and Mary Murphy, Ballingarry will receive their €15k cheque and other prizes will also be distributed.
TIPPERARY GAA YEARBOOK
The 2019 Tipperary GAA Yearbook is being compiled at present and the Yearbook committee is seeking articles and information for inclusion. Clubs that have accomplished any unique achievement in 2018 such as winning a major title for the first time, achieving a double, opening new dressing rooms or a new grounds, etc. are requested to send through an appropriate article for inclusion.
The Yearbook committee are looking to all clubs to submit any obituaries of their deceased members in the last 12 months. The maximum number of words for an obituary is 150 and please include the club name and the years also, e.g. 1937-2018, as well as his/her G.A.A. achievements and a photograph of the deceased person.
The deadline for sending information is 1st November. Please e-mail information and photographs which must be named to John Smith, Secretary Tipperary Yearbook Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note information must be submitted as outlined above and all articles, photographs etc. will be acknowledged. If an acknowledgement is not received please contact the Yearbook Secretary at 087-9960710.
POST PRIMARY ACTION
Two of the Dean Ryan Cup (Under 16.5 A Hurling) 2018/2019 Quarter-Finals have been played with both Tipperary teams in action emerging victorious to reach the semi-finals. Thurles CBS were first to make it through as they recorded a 4-16 to 1-15 win over Midleton CBS last Tuesday. The following day Nenagh CBS joined them in the last four as they eventually saw off Hamilton High School 2-15 to 1-8 in a game which was closer than the score line suggests, with Nenagh pulling away in the last quarter to claim the win.
Those results mean Thurles CBS and Nenagh CBS will meet in the first semi-final which goes ahead this Wednesday, October 10th in Templederry with a 1:30pm throw in.
The second set of quarter finals go ahead this Tuesday, October 9th, with Our Lady’s Templemore meeting Scoil Na Trioniode Doon in Drombane at 1pm and De La Salle Waterford v St. Flannan’s in Boherlahan at 1:30pm.
For fixtures / results and match reports, check out the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools web site at www.munstergaapps.ie
Anticipation is building ahead of the renewal of recent rivalry all in aid of a great cause when Tipperary and Kilkenny legends come together to play a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton of Borrisoleigh on Saturday, November 3rd at 6pm in Bishop Quinlan Park, Borrisoleigh.
Tickets are on sale from members of the Borris-Ileigh GAA club as well as outlets in Borrisoleigh, Lar na Páirce in Thurles and surrounding areas all for €20 and U16’s go free. There will be a marquee set up with live bands ’till late to entertain supporters.
There is also a Club Colours 5km Fun Run at 11am on the day at the Track Attack course in Borrisoleigh.
We would encourage everyone to make an effort to support this worthy cause.
The 60×30 championships have reached semi-final and final stages in both adult and juvenile grades. The adult singles finals saw Tipperary compete in 5 finals winning 3, as we congratulate the winners starting with Sinead Meagher (Nenagh) in the ladies junior singles, next David Moloney (Cashel) in SMAS and finally Billy Mullins (Clonmel) in DMAS all carrying the Tipp flag to glory.
The Juvenile All-Ireland Finals take place this weekend with Lahorna and Ballina hosting the finals. Tipperary will contest the Boys U16 Doubles represented by Cormac Doheny and Rory Grace and the Girls U16 Doubles represented by Isabel Farnan and Siobhán Prentice in Ballina.
The Girls U15D final was played last weekend with Anna Mulcahy and Áine Spain (Lahorna) taking the honours, congratulations ladies.
The Adult Doubles All-Ireland Semi-Finals also take place this weekend at various venues throughout the country. On Saturday in Castlebar, Billy and Pakie Mullins from Clonmel contest the DMAD while in Ballina Paddy Collins and Jim Ryan (Ballina/Silvermines) are in action in RMD.
On Sunday also in Castlebar, David Moloney and John O’Donoghue (Cashel) will contest the SMAD with Brendan Ryan and Willie Bourke (Ballina) in action in the GMBD. In Clonmel in MAD Paul Mullins and Eddie Farrell (Clonmel) will be out on court too while in GMAD Kevin Mullins and Adrian Johnson (Clonmel) are also in competition. The U21D action is in Cashel where Jerome Cahill and James Prentice will compete while John Ferncombe and Sean Maher (Cashel) round up the Tipp players in action in the JD.
Best of luck to all Tipperary players in semi-finals and finals.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Mental Health Week runs this week from Sunday October 7th to Saturday October 13th. Being active is good for both physical & mental health. Check out Mental Health Ireland for ideas on how to improve your mental well-being please check the website https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie
It’s that time of year again which sees the Mid Tipperary Scór AGM set to take place this Thursday, October 11th at 7.30pm in Lar Na Páirce. As Scór is 50 years this year we are asking all clubs in the division to make a special effort and promote this wonderful competition. All inquiries can be made to email@example.com please support and let this Scór season be one to remember.
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
South Tipperary G.A.A Centre Western Road Clonmel will host a monster Table Quiz with prizes of over €1000. The quiz will of general knowledge and is aimed at attracting a total entry of 54 teams of 4 with an entry fee of €40 per team. Entries are now being invited and as the expectation is that our target of 54 teams will be met, prospective teams are now being invited to confirm their participation as without delay in order to avoid disappointment. The semi-finals will be run over 3 Wednesday nights in October and November with the final on Wednesday, 14th November as set out below.
Details of the quiz and ground rules are as follows; A representative from each team is invited to attend at the South Tipperary G.A.A Centre at 8pm on Wednesday,17th October to finalise matters and witness the draw for the 3 semi-finals from each of which the top 6 teams will contest the grand final. The semi-final dates starting at 8:30pm each night are as follows. (1) Wednesday, 24th October, (2) Wednesday, 31st October and (3) Wednesday, 7th November. The Grand Final as indicated will take place on 14th November.
The prize fund is made up as follows – winning team €480 plus a set of tankards, runners-up €200 and third place €100. The three semi-final winners will receive €80 per team. Please note that prize money will be reduced pro rata in the event that a full entry is not received
All competitions will be held in the South Tipperary GAA Centre and all are welcome.
The event is being promoted by the centre as a fundraiser towards car park development at the venue.
For further information and entry forms contact Seán Nugent 087 2669304 firstname.lastname@example.org
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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