Tipperary GAA Scene
By: PRO Joe Bracken
ALL-IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Four remain in the hunt for the Liam MacCarthy Cup with Tipperary safely among the quartet following a 2-25 to 1-18 win over Laois in last Sunday’s All Ireland SHC Quarter Final. Both goals were first half strikes, the first a penalty from Jason Forde (Silvermines), with Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch) following up in trademark fashion for the second.
A run out in Croke Park at this time of the year is always a welcome addition and Sunday’s visit will have afforded the team the opportunity to familiarise themselves once again with the wonderful venue, as they look forward to an All-Ireland semi-final showdown with Leinster champions Wexford. That game goes ahead on Sunday week, July 28th with a 3:30pm start. In terms of championship rivalry there has been 11 games played between Tipperary and Wexford, with Tipp on 7 wins to 3 for Wexford and 1 draw completing the total.
In what will be the penultimate weekend in the hurling calendar, the focus is solely on the Wexford game. This is where Tipperary supporters will be most needed to play their part. With Wexford supporters expected to travel in huge numbers, Tipp needs their supporters to match that and get behind their side on the day. With just two hurling championship weekends left, the team need all the support they can get to help them in their quest to hopefully be a part of both occasions.
Tickets are now available for that fixture on gaa.ie/tickets and selected Centra/SuperValu stores. Prices as follows: Hogan Stand (No Concessions) – €50; Cusack Stand – €50; Family Tickets- Cusack and Davin Stands Only: Adults – €50 and Juveniles – €5; Terrace – €35. Student/OAP €10 rebate on full price Cusack/Davin stand tickets via block D Cusack Stand with Valid ID. Club Packages Available- Deadline 5pm Thursday 18th July. Forms are now live on https://www.gaa.ie/tickets/club-offers
Best wishes to Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha) for a full recovery as he undergoes corrective treatment this Tuesday for his recent knee injury which has ruled him out of action until next year.
MUNSTER U20 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The attention turns towards the Bord Gais Energy Munster U20 Hurling Championship Final which will be played in Semple Stadium on next Tuesday evening, 23rd July when Tipperary will take on Cork in what is a repeat of last year’s U21 provincial decider. Throw-in will be 7:30pm.
The Rebels will provide formidable opposition as they did when the sides met on two unforgettable occasions in 2017 at minor level. The first was a drawn semi-final thriller after extra time in Semple Stadium before Cork edged the replay in Páirc Uí Rinn to progress to the final.
There were 35 meetings between Tipp and Cork in the now retired U21 grade, with Tipp in the ascendency on 17 wins to Cork’s 15, while there was also 3 draws. Last year at the final U21 provincial decider, Tipp were out of sorts as Cork claimed the title. Liam Cahill and his management team will want no similar lapse this year, so an enthralling contest is in prospect.
Best wishes to the team and management on Tuesday and let’s hope Tipp can start off the U20 grade roll of honour as successfully as they did in the old.
The referee will be Thomas Walsh (Waterford). Extra time if necessary and result on the day.
Adult pre-purchase tickets are €10 and adult matchday are €15. Student/OAP concessions – €5 off on the day with the appropriate ID. Under 16’s go free.
Tickets are now available for now via tickets.ie and participating Centra & SuperValu outlets.
Congratulations to the Tipperary senior camogie team as they qualified for the knockout stages of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship following their 1-11 to 0-9 defeat of Dublin. Tipperary’s next match is against Meath in Round 5.
LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL
In the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship, Tipperary got their campaign off to a flying start with a 6-10 to 1-14 victory over Meath on Sunday last. Next up they play Longford this weekend.
There are seven county league finals down for decision by next weekend with the Tipperary Water ‘Johnny Ryan Cup’ County Hurling League Division 1 between Drom and Inch and Upperchurch-Drombane the first to go ahead this Wednesday in Templetuohy. The list of finals follows below.
The South division took the honours in the County Minor A and B football finals last weekend and congratulations go to Grangemockler-Ballyneale and Kilsheelan-Kilcash on their successes.
Selected results as follows;
Tipperary Water County Minor ‘A’ Football Championship Final
Grangemockler-Ballyneale 2-11 Na Sairsealaigh Óg 0-11.
Tipperary Water County Minor ‘B’ Football Championship Final
Kilsheelan-Kilcash 2-15 Aherlow Gaels 1-5.
Tipperary Water ‘Pauline Coonan Plaque’ County Hurling League Division 6
Semi Final – Killea 1-15 Clerihan1-10
Semi Final – Solohead 0-17 Rosegreen 1-10
Tipperary Water ‘Dr. Clifford Cup’ County Football League Division 1
Semi Final – Moyle Rovers 3-12 Ardfinnan 0-13
Tipperary Water County Football League ‘Board Shield’ Division 3
Semi Final – Sean Treacys 3-14 Newcastle 1-15
Finals fixtures as follows;
Tipperary Water ‘Johnny Ryan Cup’ County Hurling League Division 1 Final
17/07/2019 – at 7:30pm in Templetuohy – Drom-Inch v Upperchurch-Drombane
Tipperary Water ‘Jim Devitt Cup’ County Hurling League Division 2 Final
21/07/2019 – at 12noon in Borrisokane – Clonakenny and Lorrha-Dorrha
Tipperary Water ‘James Holohan Cup’ County Hurling League Division 4 Final
21/07/2019 – at 1pm in Davin Park – Arravale Rovers v Carrick Davins
Tipperary Water ‘Pauline Coonan Plaque’ County Hurling League Division 6 Final
19/07/2019 – at 7:30pm in Drombane – Killea v Solohead
Tipperary Water ‘Dr. Clifford Cup’ County Football League Division 1
21/07/2019 – at 12noon in either Ardfinnan or Cashel – Moyle Rovers v Clonmel Commercials/Moyne-Templetuohy
Tipperary Water ‘Tipperary Man’s Cup’ County Football League Division 2
20/07/2019 – in Monroe at 7:30pm – Fethard v Clonmel Óg
Tipperary Water ‘Board Shield’ County Football League Division 3
21/07/2019 – in Boherlahan at 12noon – Sean Treacy’s v Killenaule/St. Patricks.
For results of all games and forthcoming fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/
KELLOGG’S CÚL CAMPS
Best wishes to all clubs running Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps this week in the following venues – Burgess, Ballina, Emly, Cappawhite, Clonoulty-Rossmore, Cashel, Carrick Swan and Newcastle.
The Tipperary Cúl Camp ambassadors are Jason Forde and Michael Breen.
TEAM TIPPERARY GAA RACE DAY
The Team Tipperary GAA Race Day at the Galway Races is on Monday, July 29th and is the fifth Galway Races venture continuing very successful outings for the past 4 years.
The Galway Races Summer Festival is renowned as a premier and most colourful racing festival. While it is a major sporting event, it also appeals to a much wider audience than just the racing fans. With the Killanin Stand Suites, there is something for everyone whether you are entertaining family, friends or business clients. This is the ideal format for mixing business with pleasure, whilst surrounded by the atmosphere and excitement that is the Galway Races.
Past fundraising from the Galway Race Day has gone towards the completion of astro turf and floodlighting on the hurling wall in Dr. Morris Park in 2017 and new car parking facilities catering for 120 cars at the same venue in 2018.
Development plans for 2019 and onwards are in progress and the Team Tipperary GAA Race Day is now firmly established as a successful fundraising venture.
The planning application has been submitted for new facilities in the Kinane (Old) Stand as part of the Centre of Excellence adjacent to Dr. Morris Park and we await approval. Plans for extension and revamping of dressing rooms in Dr. Morris Park are currently being prepared for planning and it is hoped that work will commence before the end of 2019. With planning permission granted Tipperary GAA in partnership with LIT await grant approval for the new all-weather pitch on their Thurles Campus. Great work done and much more to do, all thanks to the tremendous support of our patrons.
If you or anyone you know is interested in racing, or just a good day out and who might take a seat or two or a table and support our fundraising efforts, please contact Tim Floyd, County Secretary, 087 2591747 firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and further details.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Munster Inter Provincial Wheelchair Hurling.
It has been confirmed that the rescheduled date for this event is September 14th in Newport and as soon as information becomes available it will be forwarded to all clubs in the county.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB
Ahead of Tipperary’s All-Ireland semi-final against Wexford on Sunday week, supporters can still join the Tipperary Supporters Club at www.tippsupportersclub.com or by calling Jim Reidy, Membership Officer on 086 3580718.
The membership pack includes the following benefits:
All members are entered into a prize draw for championship match tickets for all Tipperary Senior games.
A specially designed Tipperary Supporters Club pen with stylus for use on touch-screen devices
2019 Car Sticker
Text alerts for all Championship team news
Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles.