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Tipperary GAA Scene – 7th November 2017

November 15th, 2017

By PRO Joe Bracken


Best wishes to Ballybacon-Grange in the AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship this weekend as they will play either Brian Dillons or St. Catherine’s (Cork) in the semi-final in Ardfinnan on Sunday next, November 12th with throw-in at 2pm in a game which will be referred by Jason Mullins (Limerick). As the Cork final was a draw on Sunday, the replay was scheduled for this Tuesday night, November 7th, to decide Ballybacon’s opposition.


Commiserations to Kiladangan who lost their AIB Munster Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final last Sunday on a score-line of 0-12 to 0-8 to St. Senans (Limerick).


In the AIB Munster GAA Football Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final, commiserations also to Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams who were second best to Knocknagree (Cork) with the final score 5-15 to 0-8 in favour of the Rebel side. SEAMUS Ó RIAIN CUP In the Tipperary Water Seamus Ó Riain Cup Final played in Moneygall last Sunday; congratulations go to Toomevara following their 2-18 to 0-12 victory over Roscrea. Both sides however will be in the top 16 tier for next season.


In what has been a busy time for them recently, congratulations to Ballybacon-Grange who lifted the Tipperary Water County Junior A Hurling Championship Final following their defeat of Toomevara 0-19 to 1-11 last Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Tipperary Water County Junior B Hurling semi-final Newport had a narrow 2-10 to 2-9 win over Cappawhite last weekend. The second semi-final between Mullinahone and Thurles Sarsfields will be played in Gortnahoe on Sunday next November 12th with throw-in at 2pm.

The final is set for Sunday November 26th next.


The only final down for decision this weekend is in the Tipperary Water County Football League, Division (1)

where Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers square up in Killenaule on Sunday next November 12th at 2pm.


In the Tipperary Water County Junior (B) Football Championship this Saturday, November 11th, Boherlahan-Dualla meet Clerihan in Golden at 2pm. Cashel King Cormacs await the winners in the final which is down for decision on Sunday week, November 19th.

For a full round up on all results and fixtures, please check the Tipperary GAA website https://tipperary.gaa.ie/ or the fixtures/results section in your local newspaper.


Congratulations to Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) on winning a PWC/GPA All-Star Award 2017 last weekend. This is Padraic’s fifth All Star Award and is a fitting end to the season for the Tipperary captain.


Ahead of the first International Rules test on Sunday morning between Australia and Ireland, congratulations and best wishes to Conor Sweeny (Ballyporeen) on making the rules panel.


Best wishes to Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) who will once again lead the Tipperary senior hurlers in 2018 and also to Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers) as he takes over the mantle of Tipperary senior football captain in 2018, succeeding Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill) who led by terrific example in 2017.


Best wishes to Tipperary referees in action this weekend, Sean Lonergan (Moyle Rovers) is in charge of the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Semi-Final between Dr. Crokes (Kerry) and Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) in Killarney on Sunday next, while Kevin Jordan (Thurles Gaels) is in the middle when Ardmore (Waterford) and Boydke (Clare) meet in the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi-Final in WIT Carriganore.


Best wishes to Thurles CBS who take on Midleton CBS in the Dean Ryan Cup Under 16.5 A Hurling Final this Wednesday, November 8th in Clonmel Sportsfield where throw in will be at 1:30pm.


Commiserations to Clonmel Commercials Ladies Football team who were defeated by Kinsale (Cork) in the Munster LGFA Intermediate Club Championship Final in Mallow on Sunday on a score line of 5-14 to 1-5.


Congratulations to all the winners in the November monthly draw held last Friday night in The Rapparee Bar in Drom and hosted by the Drom & Inch GAA club. The two main prizes on the night went to Francis McInerney who won a Skoda Octavia or €15,000 with Ballina Handball Club the winning promoter and second prize of a Skoda Fabia or €10,000 going to Pauline Mary Curley with St. Pat’s Connecticut the winning promoters here.


Award 1 Adult coaching courses in Tipperary will be aimed specifically towards the Adult club coaches i.e. coaching from minor through to senior grade in our clubs. The Hurling course will start on Wednesday next November 15th in Dr Morris Park and will run over 5 consecutive Wednesday nights including November 22nd, 29th and December 6th and13th from 7pm – 9.30pm nightly. The Award 1 Football course will start on Monday 22nd January 2018 and will run with the same format.

To book places on these courses please e-mail kevin.halley.gda.tipperary@gaa.ie Places are limited so booking is essential and the cost of the course will be €50 per coach strictly paid prior to the course starting.

For the Award 1 Adult Hurling Coaching Course November 2017 the Modules include; 1. Technical Hurling skill development workshop 2. Physical fitness for the club player 3. Sports physiology and implementation 4. Video analysis and playing stats 5. Building the players team play and tactical prowess through game based coaching

The Award 1 Adult Football Coaching Course in January 2018 will include the following modules;

  1. Technical Football skill development workshop 2. Physical fitness for the club player 3. Sports Physiology and implementation 4. Video analysis and playing stats 5. Building the players team play and tactical prowess through game based coaching.

BOOK LAUNCH The Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story-Volume 1, an insightful new book for all GAA supporters covering the clubs history from 1884 to 1959 and written by Liam Ó Donnchú will be launched by Tony Wall at Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre this Friday night, November 10th at 7.30 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend the launch.


With the 2017 Inter-County Season now finished the details for the GAA Season Ticket for 2018 have been announced and renewals are now live.

The following pricing will apply – Adult Season Ticket €120 and Juvenile Season Ticket €30. The Adult Club+ Season Ticket is €200.

As per 2017, the Club+ Season Ticket will allow the owner to attend club fixtures within the chosen county. The grades and codes of club fixtures that will be covered by the Club+ element of the ticket are determined by the individual county. Once the season ticket is correctly maintained throughout the season, the Club+ version will also guarantee the ticket holder an All-Ireland Final ticket should his/her county qualify, regardless of their attendance percentage. This is designed to encourage ticket holders to move towards this product and ultimately increase revenue for individual counties.


The Friends of Tipperary Football are now selling membership for 2018 and once again it is a very reasonable €20.

Membership enters each supporter into the following draws: Two All-Ireland Final Football tickets 2018 Two All-Ireland Final Hurling tickets 2018 Two Tickets for each Tipperary Senior Football Championship matches 2018 Two All-Ireland Club Final tickets 2018 Two Allianz National Football League tickets for each Tipperary League match in 2018

Plus, all members will receive an exclusive car sticker.

If you would like to join online you can do so at www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com/join or contact any Friends of Tipperary Football committee member.

SYMPATHY We extend our sympathy to the wife and family of the late Seán Crowe (Lattin-Cullen) RIP who was a founding member of the Friends of Tipperary Football back in 1991 and also its first treasurer.


Lár na Páirce, the GAA Museum in Thurles, will hold a GAA Memorabilia Fair in Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre, (beside Semple Stadium) on Sunday, November 26th from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm.

At this Memorabilia Fair, patrons will be given the chance to browse, purchase and search a large selection of Match Programmes, Club Histories, Hurling, Football, Camogie and Handball publications, not to mention a host of other somewhat rare GAA material, and all in the pleasant and spacious surroundings of  Thurles Sarsfields Clubhouse.

Dealers, collectors, sellers and swappers are cordially invited to attend this event, where it is hoped they will find unusual and rare material aplenty to interest everyone in attendance.

Sales positions, free of charge, can be booked in advance and anyone interested should contact the organisers before November 23th next.

Admission is €3, with accompanied children free.

For further information on this event, please contact Seamus J. King, Tel: 087 2246245 or Liam Ó Donnchú, Tel: 086 6036547 or email larnapaircemuseum@gmail.com

This is one upcoming event certainly not to be missed by all lovers of GAA sports.


Colaiste na Mumhan is currently fielding enquiries about places for 2018 and it is important that our cairde in Tipperary are aware that Cúrsa A is likely to be booked out before Christmas. There is a long tradition of scoláirí from Tiobraid Árann coming to the Gaeltacht going back over 60 years and the diversity of pupils from the various counties is something Colaiste na Mumhan feel is well worth promoting.

Their course details for next Summer as are follows; Cúrsa A – 3/6/2018 – 24/6/2018 (3 Week Course) agus Cúrsa B – 1/7/2018 – 16/7/2018 (2 Week Course). Course prices are available on www.colaistenamumhan.ie


The County Tipperary Hurling Club New York will hold their 2017 Celebration Banquet on Saturday, December 2nd at Lake Isles Country Club, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709.

Guest of Honour is Mike Kennedy (Toomevara) with Honouree Special Guest – John O’Brien (Toomevara), Honouree Guest – Sheila Ryan (Tipperary Rose) and Special Guest – Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan & Tipperary Ladies Football Captain).

The Tipperary Man of the Year is Mickey Maher (Roscrea) and the Tipperary Hurler of the Year is Michael Sheedy (Portroe).

Proceedings get under way at 8:00 pm with a Cocktail Hour followed at 9:00 pm by Dinner and Dancing. Music will be provided by New York Showband.

Tickets are $110 per person from Dance Chairpersons: Brendan Maher (646) 361-5544 or kellymaher1@hotmail.com and Stephen Carty (914) 899 3130 or any committee member – Michael Sheedy, Ger Morris, Michael Maher, Tom Woodlock, Therese Crowe and Mike 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, Paul Loughnane, Martin Dunne, Joe Grace, Donal Morrissey, Donnacha O’Dwyer and Owen Cummins.

President is Sean Sheppard (914) 473-8102 and Vice President is Jim Keane (914) 643 8062. Transportation provided from McKeon’s Bar at 7:15 pm sharp and a great night is guaranteed for all.


Tipperary GAA has launched a loyalty CashBack Card which as a Tipperary supporter each individual that registers is doing their small bit in support of the county cause. Loyalty cards were sent out with club draw receipts to all members and as there is no charge in registering you can opt in immediately. If anyone who doesn’t have a loyalty card and flyer please call to Lár na Páirce to pick up one. Register as per details on the CashBack flyer. To activate the card, holders must complete the registration and then please email, post or drop off your registration details to Lar na Páirce, Slievenamon Road, Thurles or secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie


Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please e-mailpro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3.00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.



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