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Tipperary GAA Scene – December 9th 2014

December 9th, 2014

By : Andy Fogarty County PRO

Clean Ireland Recycling County SFC Quarter Final Replay
At the second attempt Cahir qualified for the county senior football championship semi-final when last Sunday in Cashel they defeated Éire Óg Annacarty/Donohill by 0-10 to 0-5. Cahir will now face Thomas MacDonaghs in the semi–final and county champions Loughmore Castleiney will play Aherlow Gaels in the second semi –final. We wish the four clubs the very best.

Clean Ireland Recycling County SFC “Relegation”
Moycarkey-Borris defeated Clonmel Og by 1-11 to 1-5 in the county senior football championship relegation game last Sunday.

Clean Ireland Recycling County Intermediate Football Championship
Drom & Inch had a big win over Grangemockler Ballyneale in the county intermediate football championship quarter –final winning the game by 3-6 to 0-4 and Upperchurch-Drombane completed a great day for the Mid when they beat Mullinahone by 2-12 to 0-4 in the second quarter-final game played last weekend.

Semi Final Fixtures
Drom & Inch v Borrisokane on Saturday December 13th at 1:30pm in Templederry
Upperchurch-Drombane v Rockwell Rovers on Sunday Deccember 14th at 1:30pm in Pairc Ciocaim Dundrum

Eoin Kelly
Tipperary County Board would like to thank Eoin Kelly who has announced his retirement from inter county hurling for his wonderful contribution to Tipperary hurling. During a 15 year Senior inter-county career, Eoin won 2 National Hurling League medals, 5 Munster Senior Hurling medals (2008 and 2011 as captain) and 2 All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals (2001 and 2010 as captain). Eoin has also won six All-Star awards, two Railway Cup medals (2001 and 2013), an All-Ireland Colleges medal with St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny in 2000, a Fitzgibbon Cup medal with LIT in 2005, 2 Munster Minor Hurling medals – 1997 and 1999 and 2 Munster Under 21 medals in 1999 and 2003 (as captain). At club level to date with Mullinahone, Eoin has won 1 County Senior Hurling title, 10 South Senior Hurling medals along with 3 County Intermediate Football medals. Eoin made 63 Senior inter-county championship appearances with Tipperary.

Eoin was goalkeeper on Tipperary’s minor hurling panel at just 15 years old and was named Young Hurler of the Year in 2001 and 2002. Eoin is only behind Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin and Eddie Keher in the all-time championship scorer’s list with 21 goals and 368 points. Only Brendan Cummins has played more championship games for Tipperary. Eoin was regarded as one of the greatest forwards to ever play for Tipperary and was one of the greatest players of his generation.

GAA Referee Recruitment Committee
Sean Nugent Chairman of Tipperary County board in 2014 set up a Referee Recruitment committee for Tipperary. This is the first such committee in the Country. Its aim is to put a plan in place to meet refereeing needs within the Premier County in the future. This new committee is being chaired by John Lonergan with representatives from each of the four Divisions . With over four thousand games being played in our county on an annual basis, the role of the referee is a very important cog of the wheel to ensure all games take place. The role of the committee is to ensure we have sufficient referees to meet the demands in the county . The Referee recruitment has been busy during the year with the aim to ensure we have sufficient numbers to run the new referee’s course in February 2015. A major PR campaign both on media, radio, social media and through clubs was undertaken to ensure that all are ware that we urgently need new referees on board. Clubs without an active referee were also targeted to provide a suitable candidate for the upcoming course. The referee recruitment committee also has been sanctioned to have responsibility of the new referees for a period of 1 year after the referee course foundation course to ensure that they are supported and encouraged and fostered into the new set up. If you want to get involved or know someone interested in becoming a referee from 2015, please contact any of the recruitment committee or your club secretary or Co Board officer. the recruitment committee or your club secretary or Co Board officer. A referee’s course will be organised in early 2015.

Chairman: John Lonergan email: johnmlonergan@gmail.com 0862417763
Secretary: Philip Kelly email: referee.recruitment.tipperary@gaa.ie 087 2863683
West: Stevie O’Donnell: stevieodonnell9@gmail.com 0876723109
South: Willie Barrett: williebarr@eircom.net 0872261733
Mid: Paul Stapleton: paulpiostapleton@hotmail.com

The 2015 Premier Gold Club + Package
Tipperary County Board have just launched the 2015 Premier Gold Club + Package in Association with the GAA Season ticket for just € 200. The benefits of this package can be enjoyed for the next 12 months in the following ways:
• From Feb 2015 to Sept 2015 – Support and follow the Tipperary SH team (or SF) through Allianz League & GAA Championship
• From Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 – attend all Tipperary Adult Club Games in the four divisions and county. This promotion offers fantastic value for Tipperary GAA Supporters and enables Tipperary Co. Board develop its Dr Morris Park facilities, prepare county teams and promote gaelic games throughout the County.
1. Applicants can opt for Hurling or Football GAA Season Tickets.
2. Each Premier Gold/Club Plus ticket allows free entry for one person only.
3. Each Premier Gold/Club Plus ticket is valid for the 2015 playing season only.
4. Purchases including the GAA Season ticket must be by Credit/Debit/Laser Card.
5. Applicants must identity their GAA club on the application form and include their mobile no. and personal email address.
6. Pay & play applies to Tipperary’s additional championship matches during 2015, i.e. the applicant’s credit/debit/laser card will automatically be charged prior to each additional championship match after the first round. One opt-out per annum per season ticket is allowed.
7. Any payment failure will result in cancellation and the loss of any rights to All Ireland tickets.
8. Once we receive credit/debit/laser card details, we will purchase a GAA season ticket in the applicants name from Croke Park and their ticket office will stay in contact with the applicants up to Sept 2015.
9. This package only applies to existing GAA season ticket holders or to new GAA Season ticket applicants.
Fully completed application forms to be forwarded to: Tim Floyd, Runaí Choiste Chontae Thiobraíd Árann, Lar na Páirce, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Any queries please contact Lar na Páirce (0504) 22702.

AGM Time
The following AGM ’s are coming up over the following days :
Friends of Tipperary Football – Thursday December 11th at 7.00 pm in the Anner Hotel Thurles
Tipperary Football Board – Thursday December 11th at 8.00pm in the Anner Hotel Thurles
Mid Tipperary Senior Board – Friday December 12th
North Tipperary Senior Board – Sunday December 14th
Tipperary GAA County Board – Monday December 15th
The Tipperary GAA County AGM will take place in the “The Dome” Semple Stadium at 7.30 pm on Monday 15th December. Mass in memory of deceased members of the Association will be celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Dr. Dermot Clifford prior to the commencement of the AGM at 7pm.

Tipperary GAA December Members Draw 2014 / 2015
The December monthly draw took place in Nolan’s Lounge, Castleiney last Friday night 5th December and we congratulate the following who won prizes on the night.
1 Skoda Octavia or €15,000 R784 Kilsheelan Kilcash Liam Robinson Kilsheelan Clonmel
2 Skoda Fabia or €10,000 M030 Cahir Fernvalley Transport 1 Rosemount View Cahir
3 €500.00 J130 Nenagh Eire Og Noel Kennedy Clloghonan Templederry
4 €500.00 H180 Carrick Swans Carrick Swans GAA Club Greenside Carrick on Suir
5 €500.00 J711 Moyne Temepletouhy Thomas Doyle Kylemakill Moyne Thurles
6 €500.00 L315 Golden Kilfeacle Ger Looby Cloughaleigh Golden Cashel
7 €500.00 J099 Toomevara Pat Hennessy Kilnafinch Latteragh Nenagh
8 €500.00 S806 Cahir Ollie Hubbard 1 Bengurragh Cahir
9 €500.00 N001 Castletown Andrew O’Connor Trumera Mountrath Co. Laois
10 €500.00 P716 Grangemockler Grangemockler Parents Council Grangemockler Carrick
11 €500.00 Q203 Loughmore Castleiney Philip McGrath Jnr Castlequarter Loughmore
12 €500.00 Q050 Silvermines Paddy Dowling 39 Kenyon St Nenagh
13 €500.00 S085 Nenagh Eire Og Denis Kennedy Ballyguiveen Ballinaclough Nenagh
14 €500.00 K081 JK Brackens Mary Shelly 13 Parkview Ave Templemore
15 €500.00 Q035 Kildangan PJ Kelly Bellgrove Ballybrittas Portlaoise
16 €500.00 R504 Gortnahoe Glengoole Paschal Fennelly Boulick Gortnahoe
17 €500.00 C729 Nenagh Eire Og Andy & Sue Cooney 44 Kilnasalla Richmond Nenagh
18 €500.00 B405 Cashel Ann Taylor C/O Brosnan’s Lowergate Cashel
19 €500 (Co-Ord) Upperchurch PJ Harrington Ballyboy Upperchurch
20 €200 (Conf) C124 Loughmore Castleiney Tom Ryan Oldbawn Loughmore
21 €200 (Conf) D827 JK Brackens Caroline Cadell Richmond Templemore
22 €200 (Conf) A866 Drom & Inch Denis Finn Magheragh Bouladuff Thurles
23 €200 (Conf) M569 Moyne Temepletouhy Christine Cussen Tullow Templetuohy Thurles
24 €500 (1st Prom) Kilsheelan Kilcash Liam Robinson Kilsheelan Clonmel
25 €400 (2nd Prom) Cahir Dinny Whelan

Tipperary GAA Yearbook 2015
The Tipperary GAA Yearbook is now on sale. This year’s book which is in full colour contains 176 pages and one of the highlights of the book is the extensive use of photographs. It gives a comprehensive review of all the happenings on the various fronts during 2014. The exploits of our senior hurlers and footballers are recalled. There are the usual reviews of the divisional championships at adult and Bord na nÓg level. Cumann na mBunscoil, Post Primary schools and Third Level Colleges activities receive appropriate coverage. The Ladies Football section includes articles on Tipperary’s All Ireland Minor and Under 16 double. Tipperary’s All Ireland Under 16 Camogie success is also reviewed. The activities for the year in Handball and Scór are all included.

In the Awards Section our All Star hurlers Darren Gleeson, Brendan Maher, Padraic Maher, Shane McGrath, Patrick Maher, John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, and Young Hurler of the Year, Cathal Barrett are given prominence as well as other people honoured throughout the county during the year. The yearbook includes articles on Tipperary’s All Ireland senior hurling double in 1964/1965 and Tipperary’s victory in the first All Ireland Under 21 hurling championship in 1964.
Scoreboard 2014 gives the results of both club and inter-county championships. The popular Yearbook quiz is included with an attractive first prize of a Tipperary GAA Inter-County and Club Season ticket.
The Tipperary GAA Yearbook is an excellent publication and will give many hours of enjoyment from reading it to our Gaels at home and abroad over the Christmas period. The Yearbook retails at 10 Euro and is available at the usual outlets throughout the county.

Mid Tipperary Primary School’s Table Quiz
The Mid Tipperary Primary School’s table quiz took place in the Ragg on Sunday 30th November. There was 19 tables present on the night and Tipperary hurler Michael Cahill presented the winning teams with their trophies and prizes. Congratulations to Holycross, Upperchurch A, St Colmcilles Templemore, Barnane and Upperchurch B who went on to represent the Mid Division in the County final last Sunday 7th of December in Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre. Well done to all involved.

County Final Primary Schools Table Quiz
The County Final of the Primary Schools Table Quiz was held in Thurles Sarsfields Centre, Thurles on Sunday evening last 7th December.The winners were Monastery School Tipperary Town following a tie with Upperchurch A.
2nd Upperchurch A.
3rd Holycross.
4th Rossmore. Following a tie with Ardcroney.
5th Ardcroney.

The prizes were presented by Mr. Joe Kerrigan Chief Executive of Centenary-Thurles Co-Op who have been sponsoring this quiz for several years. Competitors, teachers and parents were thanked for their enthusiasm and work by Co Board Chairman Seán Nugent

Scór na nÓg 2014-Craobh an Chontae
The County Final of Scór na nÓg will take place on Friday night 12th December in Holycross Community Hall. A great nights entertainment is guaranteed with all 4 divisions being represented in the competitions. Scoth den cheol, den rince, den amhránaíocht agus den drámaíocht a bheidh á léiriú ar an stáitse and the draws are now finalised. A change in the order of competition will be necessary-please contact your Scór divisional secretary for details. We would very much appreciate your support on the night to encourage na déagóirí breátha seo .Well done to all those involved in the recent semi-finals and as always we encourage clubs to think about their full participation in the upcoming Scór na bPáistí competitions.

We have recently lost 2 very fine Scór stalwarts-namely Paddy Cooney and Geraldine Floyd. Paddy and his wife Josie were involved in all levels of Scór, bringing not only County and Provincial but All Ireland Honours to Tipperary. He and his family’s contribution to community, club and county in GAA and Scór activities was indicative of the great love he had for all things uniquely Irish. Indeed his club Moycarkey-Borris will be represented on Friday night sa chomórtas seite and no doubt his spirit of participation and contribution lives on. Geraldine embodied also that great spirit of community that makes someone a very special person. She was a pivotal member of the Newport Ballad Group, whose beautiful melodies we will always remember as they took to the stage in Derry in the All Ireland Finals of 2013. A lady whose enthusiasm for life was infectious and whose example like Paddy’s of great selflessness will always be a source of comfort to Family and Friends alike. I bPárthas na nGrást go raibh an bheirt acu.

Ladies Gaelic Football
The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Association was held in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Monday December 2nd. The following officers were elected – Chairperson: Biddy Ryan (Ardfinnan); Vice Chairman: Ger O’Hagan (Thurles Sarsfields); Secretary: Siobhan Condon (St. Ailbe’s); Assistant Secretary: Anthony O’Brien (St. Ailbe’s); Treasurer: Tommie Campbell (Moyle Rovers); Assistant Treasurer: Olive McDonnell (Templemore); PRO: Michelle Donnelly (Moycarkey Borris); Assistant PRO: Declan O’Shea (Mullinahone); Registrar: Nora Morrissey (Brian Borus); Development Officer: Ed Burke (Moyle Rovers); Cultural & Language Officer: Pat Morrissey (Holycross); Adult Fixtures: Ger O’Hagan (Thurles Sarsfields); Juvenile Fixtures: Lar Roche (Galtee Rovers). Congratulations and best wishes for the coming year to all officers.

Sympathy
We extend our sympathy to the McDonnell family on the death of Kathleen McDonnell, mother of Jerry, Kevin, Niall and Sean (Carrick Swan Club Treasurer). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Tipperary GAA Scene
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 email pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at www.tipperary.gaa.ie keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.

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