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Tipperary GAA Scene – December 2nd 2014

December 2nd, 2014

By : Andy Fogarty County PRO

Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SFC Quarter-Finals
The last of this year’s Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SFC Quarter-Finals took place last weekend. Both games were tied at the end of normal time and in the game between Eire Og Annacarty and Cahir extra time could not decide a winner with the final score Eire Og Annacarty 0-15 Cahir 3-6. In the other quarter–final game Aherlow Gaels came out on top by one point after extra time, Aherlow Gaels 1-9 Moyle Rovers 0-11.

Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football Championship “Relegation”
Fethard defeated Moycarkey-Borris by one point with the final score Fethard 1-7 Moycarkey-Borris 1-6.

Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary JBFC Final
Congratulations to Gortnahoe-Glengoole who defeated Éire Óg Annacarty/Donohill by 1-9 to 1-3 to claim this year’s Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary JBFC County Final.

County Junior Hurling League Final
Congratulations to St Patrick’s who beat Toomevara in a high scoring game 2-16 to 2-13 to win the county Junior hurling league title.

John O Brien
Tipperary County Board would like to thank John O’Brien who has announced his retirement from inter county hurling for his great contribution to Tipperary hurling over a long number of years having represented the county at minor, under 21 and senior levels and won 2 All Ireland senior hurling medals as well as 5 Munster senior hurling medals. We wish him the very best for the future.

John made his Senior inter-county debut against Laois in the 2001 National Hurling League. John went on to win a Munster minor hurling medal in 1999 , two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Hurling medals in 2001 and in 2010 , 5 Munster Senior medals (2001, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012) and a Munster Under 21 hurling medal (2003). John won the RTE Man of the Match award in the 2008 Munster Senior Hurling Final, scoring 1-4 from wing-forward. John lined out at corner-forward for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team which won the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling title, scoring 2 points from play in the final.

Clann Tiobraid Árann Baile Átha Cliath Teo – 80th Anniversary Celebrations
Anner Hotel, Thurles – Friday 5 December 2014
On Friday night December 5th in the Anner Hotel Clann Tiobraid Árann Baile Átha Cliath Teo – 80th Anniversary Celebrations will take place in what promises to be a great night. The event promises to be a night with the legends and stars of Tipperary from the sporting, business and cultural world gathered together. There is a big demand for tickets and you can order your ticket in advance by contacting Pat Ryan, Honorary Secretary, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. Tel.: 087 6376663. Tickets are priced at €30.
Programme for the evening;
6.00 pm Annual Mass in the hotel for deceased members of the Association – celebrated by His Grace Dr. Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
7.00 pm Pre Dinner Reception
8.00 pm Dinner

McGrath & Waterford Crystal Cup Draws
The draws for the 2015 Munster GAA Waterford Crystal Cup & McGrath Cup competitions took place on Thursday evening November 27th at a meeting of the Munster CCC in the Munster GAA offices in Limerick.

Waterford Crystal Cup
The Munster GAA Waterford Crystal Cup Hurling competition sees 11 teams taking part with the first games scheduled for the weekend of January 11th 2015. The teams taking part are Tipperary (holders), Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, UL, LIT, UCC, Mary I and CIT. The final is fixed for the weekend of February 1st 2015. Tipperary’s opening game will be against Mary I on the weekend 11TH January 2015.

McGrath Cup Football
The Munster GAA McGrath Cup Football competition sees 10 teams taking part with the first games scheduled for the weekend of January 4th 2015. The teams taking part are Cork (holders), Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, UL, IT Tralee, UCC, Mary I and CIT. The final is fixed for the weekend of February 1st 2015. Tipperary’s opening game will be against the winners of Cork and Mary 1 in the quarter final on the weekend 11TH January 2015.

Tipperary GAA Members Weekly Draw 2014 / 2015 – Week 19 results
The results of the Tipperary GAA Members Draw 2014/2015 Week 19 held in the Tipp FM Studios were:
Nos. Drawn: 6 / 10 / 16 / 23
1) €200 (Conf) Clonmel Commercials c/o George Barry Glenaleamy (Commercials GAA )
2) €200 (Conf) Joan Clarke Ashley Pk, Ardcroney (Lahoran Handball)
3) €200 (Conf) Kieran Bentley Clontique, Pallas, Toomevara (Toomevara GAA)
4) €200 (Conf) PJ Hogan Foilacamin Gortnahoe Thurles (Gortnahoe Glengoole GAA)
5) €200 (Co-Ord) Frankie Power O’Mahoney Ave Carrick on Suir (Carrick Swans GAA)
The December monthly draw will take place next Friday, 5th December in Nolan’s Lounge, Castleiney.

2014 Canon Hayes National Sports Awards
Congratulations to Tipperary Senior Hurler Cathal Barrett who has been shortlisted in the County Award Category for the 2014 Canon Hayes National Sports Awards which will take place on Friday December 12th at Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort, Tipperary. Awards will be presented by Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

AGM Time
It is getting to that time of the year again when county and divisional boards are getting ready to hold their AGM’s. The South Board AGM fixed for last weekend was postponed due to a bereavement and will now take place. The following AGM ’s are coming up :

County Bord na nOg 2nd December 14
West Tipperary Senior Board 8th December 14
Mid Tipperary Senior Board 8th December 14
Tipperary Supporters Club 9th December 14
Tipperary Football Board 11th December 14
North Tipperary Senior Board 14th December 14
Tipperary GAA County Board 15th Dec 14

Munster GAA Awards €1 million to Clubs
The Munster GAA Council has announced details of the 2014 Development Grant Scheme, funding club and school capital development projects across the province. The awarding of €1 million in grants supports development projects in 106 clubs and 6 schools throughout Munster. These grants have supported an impressive range of capital development projects, which saw GAA Clubs invest over €6 million in total. Of the fund available to Munster Council this year, Central Council provided €540,000, with the balance of €460,000 coming from their own resources. Over the last five years, this fund has invested €5.5 million in Club and School projects as The Association strives to provide best in class facilities for players and supporters alike. The fruits of the investment can be seen across the six counties of Munster and underlines the strength of the GAA in the province. These grants would not be possible without the great support from the many thousands of people who attend our games each year and which allow the Munster Council to redistribute income from games to the clubs and schools of the province.

A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh book Launch
A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh, volumes 1 & 2 book launch will take place in MacDonagh Park Nenagh on Sunday 7 December 2014 at 4pm and will be officially launched by Liam O Neill, Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael. Researched and written by Donal A Murphy, PJ Maxwell and Nancy Murphy, with Gaelic sport – hurling, football, handball, athletics and camogie – as the focus and Nenagh town and parish at centre stage, this story radiates to many aspects of social history. People and place, sport and identity are at the heart of a publication that contains much to fascinate and intrigue a wide audience.

Ladies Gaelic Football
Congratulations to Mullinahone on winning the county Minor ‘B’ shield final with a great win over Galtee Rovers in a very entertaining and high scoring game. It took extra time to decide the outcome but in extra time Mullinahone managed to get over the winning line with the final score Mullinahone 3-12 Galtee Rovers 2-12.

Irish TV
Tipperary Ladies Football All Ireland Minor and U16 winning teams recently recorded a programme with Irish TV in Moycarkey Sports Complex, Littleton. Irish TV is an Irish channel which records local stories for a global audience and is available on SKY Channel 191 or Free to air/Freesat 400. The programme, “Tipperary County Matters”, is due to be televised on Saturday December 6th at 8.30pm.

We extend our sympathy to the Cooney family on the death of Paddy Cooney Littleton, Thurles, father of Michael Cooney Vice Chairman of the South Board who passed away after a short illness. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Tipperary GAA Scene
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