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Tipperary GAA Scene – March 8th 2024

By Jonathan Cullen Fri 8th Mar

Tipperary GAA Scene – March 8th 2024
Tipperary GAA Scene – March 8th 2024

Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues

Our Senior Footballers played Waterford in Round 5 of the Allianz Football League, last Sunday afternoon in Bansha. This was a game that Tipperary would have been expected to win and claim two valuable points. However as can often be the case, this game did not go to plan as Waterford proved to be formidable opponents on the day, taking an early 6 point lead that left Tipperary in a very vonurable position. However to their credit the players dug in and with time just up found themselves 2 points ahead. However Waterford took advantage of our lack of discipline, scoring two late frees to leave the game level at the final whistle. This result has put to rest any aspirations there may have been of promotion from the group. Tipperary will be hoping for better results in the final two games against Wexford and Leitrim ahead of their opening game against last weekends opponents Waterford in the Munster Championship.

Our Senior Hurlers play All Ireland Champions Limerick in the Allinaz Hurling League, this Saturday evening at 7.35pm. This game was due to be played in the TUS Gaelic Grounds but as the pitch in Limerick is unavailable it was agreed to move the fixture to Supervalu Pairc Uí Chaoimh. Having secured wins against Dublin, Galway and Westmeath so far in the league, the players and management will be hoping to stay on winning ways in what should be a very entertaining and high tempo game down by the banks of the Lee. Supporters are reminded to purchase tickets online or in selected Centra and Supervalu stores as there will be no ticket sales or cash accepted at the venue. The game will be broadcast live on RTE Television, Tipp FM and we will have live match updates from Supervalu Pairc Uí Chaoimh with thanks to our official match day social media partner, Templetuohy Foods.

The following is the team and subs for the game:

Tipperary Clubs Draw

The March Tipperary Clubs Draw takes place this Friday evening the 8th March 2024, in “Donovans” Brian Borus on the Hill, Ballina and will be hosted the Ballina GAA Club. The draw will commence at 9pm and will be broadcast live on Tipp FM.

Doran Oil renew Sponsorship of Easter Camps

Following on from a very successful partnership in 2023, Doran Oil have renewed their sponsorship of Tipperary GAA Easter Camps for 2024. Tipperary GAA is delighted to announce Doran Oil as proud sponsors of our upcoming Easter Camps for 2024. Tipperary GAA CEO Murtagh Brennan said, “this partnership with Doran Oil underlines our commitment to the development of our young hurlers, camogie players and footballers. We are extremely grateful to Seamus & Catherine Doran for renewing their sponsorship and continuously supporting the future of Tipperary GAA”

Ghaeltacht Scholarships

This year Munster GAA are offering one full scholarship per county to the Gaeltacht’s. This is in addition to the scholarships that Tipperary already offer. The new scholarship competition will be for second-level students aged between 12–17 years, wishing to attend a Gaeltacht course this Summer (minimum stay 2 weeks). One Full scholarship per county in the province will be awarded. Scholarships will cover the full cost of the Gaeltacht course. Entry requirements are as follows:

Applicants aged 12 – 17 are required to submit a video recording in Irish of ONE MINUTE’S duration on the following Topic:

An t-Imreoir is fearr liom (Based on Gaelic games of all codes)

Video to also include a brief introduction of self from the student, outlining their interest in Gaeilge and our culture. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday March 27th. Students who have already applied for a partial – scholarship in their counties may also apply for this full scholarship.

For further information please contact: Winners will be announced in April 2024. Please note that canvassing will disqualify.

Health and Wellbeing

One Good Coach Gaelic Games and Jigsaw is a collaboration between the GAA, LGFA, the Camogie Association and Jigsaw – the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. This free workshop can be completed online in 40 minutes and is specifically developed for coaches who work or volunteer with young people. Now that the season is commencing we are appealing for clubs to encourage all their underage management teams to have at least one member complete this course.

Studies show regular physical activity has immediate benefits to our wellbeing. Walking is one of the simplest of activities suitable for nearly everyone. Siúl Eile is a social enterprise whose main aim is to bring people together through walking programs and challenges in their own communities. Register for Free walks near you at Private walks and hikes of varying distances and difficulties can also be organized by contacting Liam Fleming 087 2268651.

Once again we appeal to clubs who have not already done so to appoint a Healthy Club Officer and forward their contact details to

Masita Croke Cup Semi Final

St Raphael’s, Loughrea 1-20 Nenagh CBS 3-13

It was heart break for Nenagh CBS in last weekends Masita Croke Cup semi final as they suffered an agonising defeat. Both sides traded goals in the space of a minute early on, with Danny Quinn’s tap-in for Nenagh CBS cancelled out by Bobby Feeney after a pass from his Loughrea clubmate Vince Morgan.

O’Connor had created the first goal for the Harty Cup champions and he scored their next pair in the second quarter to send Nenagh in 3-8 to 1-8 ahead at half-time.

St Raphael’s had the wind for the second half and they channelled it well to strike seven of the first eight points upon the resumption, led by Paddy Mac Cárthaigh (0-7). That left the sides level entering the final quarter, 3-9 to 1-15.

Nenagh rallied with three points on the spin and almost had a 63rd-minute goal from captain Darragh McCarthy only for a superb Shane Murray save. McCarthy slotted the 65 to take his contribution to 0-11 and restore Nenagh’s three-point lead.

It looked like St Raphael’s would need a goal. Instead, they landed four points in a frantic finish.

White flags from Feeney (free), Mac Cárthaigh, and Morgan brought the sides level before Nenagh substitute Brian O’Meara was red-carded for an off-the-ball incident.

The winner arrived in the eighth minute of stoppage time as Donnacha Campbell grabbed a puck-out and Cullen Killeen launched an outstanding finish from the sideline.


Acts from clubs across the county both young and old have been or will soon be in action on stage as the various Scór competitions get in to action. Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture while offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had ceased.

There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Nuachleas/Novelty Act, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing and Table Quiz. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór na nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsir, for those over 17.

Just like the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championships, clubs taking part in Scór first run off competitions among the club’s own members with the winners going forward to Divisional/District Board stage where deemed necessary, and then on to the County Final. The winners go on to the Provincial final and finally on to the All-Ireland Final.

It is interesting to note the All Ireland Scór champions are presented with their medals by the President of the GAA. Winners are All-Ireland champions in their own right in the same way as All-Ireland Senior Football or Hurling Final winners!

Presentation to Durlas Óg

Earlier this week in Lár na Pairce, Tipperary CEO Murtagh Brennan presented  Dúrlas Og Secretary Brian Burke with a new set of jerseys. This was in recognition of Dúrlas Og  having the second most participants in our Christmas Fundraiser ‘The Thurles Fresh Milk Santa Dash’

Handball News

Tipperary players were involved in two Juvenile All Ireland Semi Finals & Three Adult Semi Finals at the Weekend. Our Juveniles had the long trip to Tyrone Rory Crosse (Cashel) was beaten by Shea Monroe from Tyrone. In the Girls U17 doubles Katie Mulacahy & Aoife Williams had the long trip to Breacach in Tyrone but after a great display went down 21/16 & 21/14. In Croke Park in the Showcourt David Moloney & Paddy Delaney from Cashel had an epic battle against Vinny Moran & Dessie Keegan from Mayo. They won the first game 21/15 but were just pipped in the second 21/19. In a thrilling tie break to 11 aces it was ace for ace but lady luck was not on the Tipp side and at 10 all it was looking like a Tipp victory until a bad bounce saw the Mayo pair get another chance to finish which they did to win 11/10. In the O70’s Doubles in Court 2 Jim Ryan (Silvermines) & Paddy Collins (Ballina) cruised to an 21/11, 21/11 victory against John Kelehan & Morgan Darcy from Galway to set up a rematch of last years final against Eugene Kennedy & Ned Flynn from Dublin on Saturday next in Croke Park. In the Junior Doubles Gerome Cahill (Loch Eorna) & Colin Ryan (Cashel ) had a good win over Seamus Conneely & Conor Noone from Galway. They lost the first game 21/16 but rallied in the second to win 21/15. They made no mistake in the Tie Breaker winning 11/3. Best of luck to all in the Finals at the weekend.

Entries are now being taken for the North Tipperary B competition which will be commencing shortly.

Tipperary GAA Scene

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By Jonathan Cullen Fri 8th Mar

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