By PRO Joe Bracken
MUNSTER JUNIOR CLUB HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Commiserations to Ballybacon-Grange as their efforts to succeed in the AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship Final went unrewarded as they lost out to Ardmore (Waterford) last Sunday on a score-line of 3-11 to 2-8 with Brendan Cummins and Declan Walsh the Ballybacon goal scorers.
COUNTY U21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The semi-finals of the Tipperary Water County U21 A Hurling Championship took place last weekend with Holycross-Ballycahill defeating Carrick Swan 1-25 to 1-8 while Kiladangan defeated Rossmore 1-18 to 1-7.
The final between Holycross-Ballycahill and Kiladangan will be played this Sunday December 10th in Templederry with a 1:30pm throw-in and extra time will be played if required.
Congratulations to Moycarkey-Borris who claimed the Tipperary Water County U21 B Hurling title following their 0-28 to 4-11 extra time win over Lorrha-Dorrha also in Templederry.
COUNTY HURLING LEAGUES
The Tipperary Water County Hurling League Division 5 Final between Ballybacon-Grange and Knockshegowna will be played this Saturday, December 9th in Templetuohy at 1:30pm.
MUNSTER JUNIOR FOOTBALL
Best wishes to Cashel King Cormacs who play Cromane (Kerry) in the Munster Junior B Football Semi Final next Sunday December 10th, at 2pm in Knockaderry, Limerick. The winners will play Ballybrown (Limerick) in the Munster Final.
COUNTY MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
In the Tipperary Water County Minor B Football Championship Final, Kilruane MacDonaghs will play Moyne Templetuohy-Thurles Gaels in Dr. Morris Park on Saturday night next December 9th at 7pm.
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.
TIPPERARY SENIOR HURLING CHALLENGE
Tipperary will take on Laois in an inter-county hurling challenge match this Saturday, December 9th at 2pm in Kiladangan GAA Grounds with all proceeds going towards Kiladangan NS defibrillator fund and Living Links Ireland.
Entry fee is €10 and children will be admitted free.
TG4 LADIES FOOTBALL AWARD
Congratulations to Aishling McCarthy (Cahir) who was awarded the TG4 intermediate Players’ Player of the Year award recently. Aishling was also player of the match in the All-Ireland football final victory over Tyrone and her recent achievement caps off a tremendous year for her and Tipperary Ladies Football.
POST PRIMARY ACTION
Commiserations to Thurles CBS who lost to St. Kieran’s Kilkenny 1-13 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Junior A Under 16.5 Hurling Final last Saturday.
Thurles CBS and Nenagh CBS meet in round 3 of the Dr. Harty Cup Group D in Templemore this Wednesday, December 6th at 1:30pm.
Best wishes to Scoil Ruain Killenaule who play Ballincollig Community School in the final of Corn an Dara Ui Dhonabhain (16.5 C H) Final in Cappoquin at 12:30pm also this Wednesday.
Next Tuesday, December 12th Scoil Ruain are in action again this time in the Corn Risteard Ui Mhathuna (18.5 C H) KO last 16 where they will play Ard Scoil Na Mara, Tramore in St. Mollerans with throw-in at 12:30pm.
At local level in county post primary action congratulations goes to Carrick-on-Suir CBS who claimed the Hennessy Cup U15B Hurling crown following their 2-15 to 3-7 victory over Cashel CS.
On Friday next December 8th, in the final of the Corn Mhic Gabhann U18.5 (A) Football, High School Clonmel will play Rockwell College in Cahir at 12:30pm.
While on Tuesday next December 12th in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh CBS will play Scoil Phobal Roscrea in the Corn Bhrathair Uí Dhaltuin U18.5 (B) Football semi-final.
SCÓR NA nÓG COUNTY FINAL 2017
Halla na Féile Cashel was the venue for the County Final of Scór na nÓg on Sunday afternoon last. Each competition was hotly contested agus bhí caighdéan an ard den siamsaíocht ar an stáitse i rith an lae. Dhein Seosamh Ó Baoill as Borrisoleigh job iontach mar fhear an tí agus an Ghaeilge ar a thoil aige. Is leaid óg deisbhéalach é agus chuir sé na hiomaitheoirí uile ar a suaimhneas. Well done to all our wonderful competitors and their hard working mentors and we wish all the winners the best as they contest the Munster Finals in Ovens on January 7th, 2018. Thanks to all committee members yet again for all their help and a particular mile buíochas to Mark Dunne who assumed the role of Máistir na gCeist on the evening.
The list of County Champions is as follows; Rince Foirne – Newcastle, Amhránaíocht Aonair-Caoimhe Ní Chreadóg – Mainistir na Croise, Aithriseoireacht – Filip McIntyre – Éire Óg Nenagh, Ceol Uirlise – Killea, Sean–Nós – Katie Bourke Killea, Bailéad Ghrúpa – Portroe, Léiriú – Borrisoleigh agus Rince Seite- Newcastle.
TRÁTH NA gCEIST
In tráth na gceist Loughmore Castleiney will go straight through to the All-Ireland Finals in Sligo in February 2018 and best wishes to them in the final.
We applaud all supporters and well-wishers who were there to support these young people and we hope this support will be evidenced yet again in Ovens on January 7th next, Mol an Óige.
Chairperson of Tipperary Scór Josephine Cahill took a moment to wish Kathy McGrath of Newcastle all the best on her upcoming wedding day, December 29th and thanked her for her continued contribution to Scór an Chontae.
The Scór committee will keep everyone posted re dates for Scór na bPáistí and dates for Scór Sinsear go luath tar eis na Nollag ach bí ag smaoineamh ar pháirt a ghlacadh ann.
Beannachtaí na Feile oraibh go léir.
TIPPERARY COUNTY BOARD DRAW
The December Tipperary GAA Draw takes place on this Thursday, December 7th in Berties Bar Dundrum at 10pm in conjunction with the West Board Convention on the same night in Dundrum GAA Centre. Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams will host the draw and the first prize is a Skoda Octavia.
The following are upcoming dates for the diary; this Tuesday December 5th – Football Committee AGM in the Anner Hotel at 8pm; Thursday December 7th – West Board Convention in Dundrum GAA.; Friday December 8th – Mid Board Convention in Templetuohy Hall; Sunday December 10th – South Board Convention in GAA Centre, Clonmel; Monday December 11th – North Board Convention; Wednesday December 13th – Co. Bord na nÓg Convention in Horse & Jockey; Sunday December 17th – County Convention in The Dome and Tuesday January 9th – Tipp Supporters Club AGM.
MUNSTER COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
The Munster Council announced details last week of the 2017 Development Grant Scheme, which has provided €1,004,700 in funding for club and school capital development projects across the province.
Under the scheme Tipperary received €202,413 from 23 applications. The other Munster counties received grants as follows; Clare received €118,600 from 10 applications, Cork received €344,229 from 38 applications, Limerick received €185,258 from 18 applications, Kerry received €93,308 from 15 applications and Waterford received €60,886 from 7 applications. Funding is allocated based on the amount spent and on the category of development.
Council Chairman Jerry O Sullivan said “I am delighted to announce the awarding of €1 million in grants supporting development projects in 108 clubs and 3 schools throughout Munster.”
He added “The grants provided would not be possible without the great support we get from the many thousands of people who attend our games each year. We are very fortunate to have such loyal support in the province and we are delighted to be able to redistribute income from games to the clubs and schools.” Of the fund available this year, Central Council provided €540,000, with the balance of €464,700 coming from the Munster Council’s own resources
We extend the sympathies of Coiste Chontae Thiobráid Árann and all Tipperary supporters to Liz Howard and the Howard family on the passing of Kathleen Howard RIP, sister of Liz.
Sympathy also to the family of the late Willie John Daly, All-Ireland senior medal winner with Cork in 1952/53/54 who held the distinction of refereeing the first Munster Under 21 final at Waterford in 1964 when Tipperary won by 8-9 to 3-1 defeating Waterford and later beat Wexford by the same score line in the All-Ireland final.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
The Tipperary Supporters Club launched their 2018 Membership Scheme last Friday, December 1st. The 2018 membership pack includes the following benefits:
A specially-designed Tipperary Supporters Club cap All members are entered into a prize draw for championship match tickets for all Tipperary Senior games. A membership card with which you can avail of a 10% discount in the Tipperary GAA Shop Lár na Páirce 2018 Car Sticker Text alerts for all League and Championship team news Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles
New this year – Tipperary Supporters Club members will be eligible to vote for the official 2018 Tipperary Senior Hurler of the Year award at the end of next season.
Tipperary Supporters Club sincerely thank all members for their continued support and are looking forward to a successful 2018 for Tipperary hurling.
FRIENDS OF TIPPERARY FOOTBALL MEMBERSHIP
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 http://www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com/join/ or contact any Friends of Tipperary Football committee member.
“Reeling In the Showband Years” comes to Thurles for the first time.
The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling In the Showband Years” has been a smash hit for the past 8 years, and event organisers are delighted to say it comes to Thurles for the very first time when Thurles Lions Club in association with the Tipperary Supporters Club proudly presents this terrific show in The Dome at Semple Stadium, on Friday, December 29th.
Tickets are now on sale at: Eason’s (Thurles Shopping Centre); Hickeys Chemist (Liberty Square, Thurles); Ryan’s Daughter Restaurant (Thurles); any Thurles Lions Club Member and online at: http://www.tippsupportersclub.com/reeling-in-the-showband-years/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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