Tipperary GAA Scene column – October 1st 2013
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TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN
CLEAN IRELAND RECYCLING COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Loughmore Castleiney’s two point victory over Borris-Ileigh by 1-17 to 2-12 won them a place in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling championship final on Sunday October 13 while Nenagh Éire Óg and Kildangan will have to meet again after playing an exciting 4-13 to 2-19 draw. The replay will take place on Sunday next October 6 at 3.30pm in Semple Stadium. It will be preceded at 1.45pm by the Clean Ireland Recycling Junior A Hurling championship quarter final between Ballylooby Castlegrace and Toomevara. Both games will go to extra time if necessary. Admission is €10 for adults, €5 for OAPs and students with id (pay for €10 ticket and claim refund at stile 53). Only the New Stand will be open and tickets will be for sale at Lar na Pairce and at Sheedy’s Centra in Nenagh. On Sunday tickets will be sold at the ticket booths inside the entrance to the Stadium – no cash will be taken on the stiles.
APPOINTMENT OF UNDER 21 AND MINOR HURLING MANAGERS
At its September meeting on Tuesday September 23, Tipperary County Board approved the appointment of TJ Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs) as under 21 hurling manager and Liam Cahill (Ballingarry) as minor hurling manager respectively. Their management teams will be chosen in the coming weeks. TJ has served as an under 21 selector for the last 4 years and has also experience in club team management. He represented Tipperary at minor and under 21 hurling and football. Liam Cahill represented Tipperary at all levels at hurling and won an All-Ireland senior hurling medal in 2001. A former All Star, Liam was a minor hurling selector with Tipperary in 2007 and 2008 and has in recent years been involved with club team management and coaching in Clonoulty Rossmore and Carrickshock of Kilkenny. We wish both TJ and Liam well in their new roles.
CLEAN IRELAND RECYCLING SFC QUARTER FINALS
The quarter finals will be played this weekend. On Friday, October 4 at 8.15pm at Clonoulty, Arravale Rovers will play Loughmore Castleiney. The other 3 quarter finals will be played on Sunday October 6. Moyle Rovers will play JK Brackens at Boherlahan at 12.30pm; Clonmel Commercials will play Eire Og Annacarty Donohill at Leahy Park, Cashel at 3.30pm and Aherlow Gaels will play Galtee Rovers / St. Pecaun at Cahir also at 3.30pm.
CLEAN IRELAND RECYCLING INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The Clean Ireland Recycling Intermediate Hurling championship final will be between Ballina and Moyne Templetuohy. Ballina defeated Lattin Cullen Gaels by 0-19 to 2-11 at Drombane on Saturday while Moyne Templetuohy defeated Newport by 1-14 to 1-13 at the Ragg on Sunday. Congratulations to both teams on reaching the final. Ballina will be seeking their first ever county intermediate hurling title while Moyne Templetuohy will be seeking their second having won previously in 1983. The final will be played on Sunday October 13 at 1.15pm at Semple Stadium before the senior final which will take place at 3.30pm.
CLEAN IRELAND RECYCLING INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Clean Ireland Recycling county intermediate football championship has reached quarter final stage. On Wednesday October 2 two quarter finals will be played at 8pm. At Clonoulty, Rockwell Rovers will play Holycross Ballycahill while at Littleton, Upperchurch Drombane will play Cashel King Cormacs. On Sunday October 6 at Leahy Park Cashel, Borrisokane will play Clonmel Commercials at 2pm and on Tuesday October 8 Ballyporeen will play Kildangan at Littleton at 8pm. All games will go to extra time if necessary.
TEAM TO BE HONOURED ON COUNTY SENIOR HURLING FINAL DAY
The Loughmore Castleiney team which won the club’s first county senior hurling championship in 1988 will be honoured on county final day, Sunday October 13. The team will be introduced between the Intermediate and Senior finals. We are grateful to the Tipperary Star and the Templemore Arms Hotel for their sponsorship of this event.
ALL IRELAND INTERMEDIATE LADIES FOOTBALL FINAL
Commiserations to the Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football team on their narrow defeat by Cavan in the All Ireland final at Croke Park on Sunday last.
NORTH TIPP WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATTION FASHION SHOW
The North Tipperary Wheelchair Association will hold a Fashion Show in Maximus night Club, Ormond Hotel Nenagh on Friday October 4, doors open at 7.30pm. Please support this worthy cause to raise funds for a vital service in North Tipperary.
Tipperary County Board extends its sympathy to the family of the late Richie Boyle of Ardfinnan who died last week. Richie served as an umpire for Willie Barrett throughout Willie’s career including the All Ireland senior hurling finals of 1994 and 2000. He also won 2 county senior football titles as goalkeeper with Ardfinnan in 1970 and 74 and served as a county junior football selector for several years.
We also extend our sympathy to the family of former GAA President, Paddy McFlynn, who also died last week.
Ar dheis De go raibh a nanamacha.
TIPPERARY CLUBS OCTOBER DRAW
Kildangan GAA Club will host the October GAA Monthly Draw in McGrath’s Lounge, Puckane, Nenagh on Friday October 4 at 10pm. The draw will be live on Tipp FM with the top ten prizes at approximately 10.45pm. Denis Mulcahy from Puckane who won 2nd Prize of a Skoda Fabia or €10,000 in the September Draw will be presented with his prize.
INTERNATIONAL RULES TEST AT BREFFNI PARK, CAVAN
The first International Rules Test will take place in Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday October 19 at 7 pm. Cavan County Board are advising clubs of the group pass scheme whereby children under 16 can pay just €3 for admission and with every 10 children 1 adult can go free. This is a wonderful opportunity for children and indeed adults to see Ireland’s finest footballers play Australia. There are also a number of events happening in Cavan on the week leading up to the test. To book your club please contact the ticket office in Croke Park or visit the GAA website. If you need any additional information feel free to contact Declan Woods, Cavan PRO firstname.lastname@example.org or Liam Mac Cába, Cavan County Secretary on 087 6396454.
COMPULSORY MOUTHGUARDS FOR FOOTBALL
Since January 1 2013, it has been mandatory for players in age grades up to and including minor to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. From January 1 2014, this rule will apply to Gaelic footballers in all age grades. A properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries. Players can be sent-off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard. Players will not be not covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouthguard rule. To review an information sheet and answers to frequently asked questions, go tohttp://www.gaa.ie/content/documents/publications/player_welfare/GAA-Mouthguard-Information-2013.pdf.
COUNTY CAMOGIE BOARD ANNUAL BUCKET COLLECTION
The County Camogie Board’s Annual Bucket collection will take place on County Senior Hurling final day on Sunday October 13 at Semple Stadium. Collectors will be inside the turnstiles within the grounds. Please note that no other club, organisation or individual has been granted permission to fund-raise on either day apart from the above. Any unapproved fundraisers operating inside the grounds will be stopped and removed.
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