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Tipperary GAA Scene – May 18th 2022

May 19th, 2022 | By Jonathan Cullen

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Next Sunday in FBD Semple Stadium will see our senior hurlers play their last game of the Munster round robin series when Cork come to town. Last weekends results now mean that Tipperary can still qualify for the All Ireland series which gives this game huge significance. Early signs are that our opponents will bring a large support and we are encouraging all Tipperary supporters to come and show your support for our players in their home venue. Tickets fpr the game are available via the following link:  https://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18005C7EB7266BFD and also in selected Centra and SuperValu stores. Tickets are priced as follows – Adult Stand: €25, Student/OAP Stand: €20, Juvenile Stand: €5, Adult Terrace: €20. Please remember to purchase your tickets before arriving at the stadium and note that tickets will not be on sale on the stiles on the day of the game. A Cork win would see them take third place. A Tipperary win would revive their chances of taking third spot, but only if Waterford lost to Clare. Last five championship meetings 2020: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-17 (All-Ireland qualifier) 2019: Tipperary 2-28 Cork 1-24 (Munster ‘round robin’) 2018: Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23 (Munster ‘round robin) 2017: Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 (Munster quarter-final) 2014: Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11 (All-Ireland semi-final) The teams meet in the championship for the 89th time, with Tipperary leading 41-38 in wins. There have also been eight draws and one abandoned game. Cork are seeking their first championship win over Tipperary since the 2017 Munster quarter-final. Tipperary have won twice since then while there has also been a draw.

Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Huge congratulations to our Minor hurling players and management on being crowned the 2022 Munster minor hurling champions following a titanic battle with Clare in the TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick last Wednesday evening, May 11th. Played in front of over 4000 supporters this game had everything including extra time and the dreaded penalty shootout. The outpouring of joy following the signalling of the final whistle was very special and the performance of all the players gives great encouragement to everyone going forward. Tipperary have now qualified for an All Ireland semi final meeting with either Galway or Laois in the coming weeks.

Munster Senior Football Championship

Our senior footballers played Limerick in the Munster semi final at FBD Semple Stadium last Saturday evening, May 14th and in what can only be described as a below par performance they had to give second best to a very determined Limerick side who will now play Kerry in this year’s final. Tipperary will now compete in the newly launched Tailteann Cup which was officially launched in Croke Park on Monday last and was attended by Tipperary’s Teddy Doyle of Ballina. The draws for the preliminary round and round 1 also took place and resulted in an away tie against Carlow for David Power’s charges. This game will take place on the weekend of May 28th / 29th.

Munster Minor Football Championship

Our minor footballers will be in action this Thursday evening when they will play Cork in the semi final of the Munster Minor Football Championship. FBD Semple Stadium is the venue and throw in will be at 7pm. Tickets for this game are available online via the Munster GAA website. We wish team manager John McNamara and the panel of players the very best of luck as they aim to reach this years final.

FBD Insurance County Leagues

Hurling took centre stage last weekend with another full round of games across all the various divisions of the County league and the way is almost cleared now for the staging of this year’s semi finals which are scheduled to take place on the weekend of May 29th with all games being fixed by the CCC in the coming days. In Division 1 Borris-Ileigh will play neighbours Drom & Inch, while Toomevara will play Clonoulty Rossmore in the second semi final. The Division 2 semi finals will see Eire Óg Annacarty Donohill face either Gortnahoe-Glengoole or Templederry Kenyons, while Moycarkey Borris will play Roscrea. In Division 3 the semi final pairings will be Sean Treacys v Burgess or Silvermines and Ballina v Lorrha Dorrha, while in Division 4 Skeheenarinky play Borrisokane and Moyle Rovers play Boherlahan Dualla.

This weekend the attention turns to round 5 of the county football league which will see a total of 9 games being played across the two divisions of the league. In Division 1 Group 1, Killenaule play Grangemockler Ballyneale in Killenaule on Friday evening at 7.30pm, Kilsheelan Kilcash host Ardfinnan on Saturday at 6pm and Ballyporeen welcome Rockwell Rovers on Sunday at 12 noon.

In Division 1 Group 2 Templemore will be the venue on Sunday at noon for the meeting of JK Brackens and Clonmel Commercials, while at the same time in Cahir the home team will welcome Aherlow and at 6.30pm on Sunday Sean Treacy Park will be the venue for the clash of Arravale Rovers and Moyle Rovers

Also on Sunday at 12 noon in Division 2  Golden Kilfeacle play Ballina, Loughmore-Castleiney host Galtee Rovers and Fethard will play Clonmel Óg in Fethard.

Tipperary Coaching and Games Development

Congratulations to our 26 new referees “young whistlers” who completed the course on Thursday evening last in Dr Morris Park, Thurles. This group of referees are ready to take up the whistle and play a major role in our “Go Games” match program at County and divisional level.
Special thanks to our county referees committee with their assistance, and to Conor Doyle, David Grogan and Jim O Shea for their valuable insight and assistance with the course delivery. Let’s hope these young whistlers have an enjoyable experience and continue their referee educational journey.

Tipperary Clubs Draw

The May draw was held in Hogans Bar Ballysloe last Friday evening and was hosted by the Gortnahoe-Glengoole Club. The top prize on the night which was a car or €15,000 went to North Tipperary and was was won by Kiladangan’s James Kelly. Second prize of a €5000 holiday voucher did not have to travel very far either as the lucky winners were Liam and Mary Hogan who are joined with the Shannon Rovers club. This months lotto jackpot was not won which means that there will be €4000 on offer in June. We congratulate all this months winners and once again we thank all members for your continued support.

Electric Ireland launched new ‘GAA Minor Moments’ podcast

Electric Ireland has launched its new ‘GAA Minor Moments’ podcast featuring fascinating stories from some of Ireland’s sporting greats. Every Tuesday, well-known Irish stars will share memories from their early sporting careers, reflecting on the defining moments from playing Minor and how it shaped them, both on and off the pitch.

The podcast will run for ten weeks over the course of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championship, featuring a new guest each week from a star-studded line up. This will include Jamesie O’Connor, Niall Quinn, Sean Cavanagh, Mick Galwey and many more as they reflect on their time spent playing Minor and shed light on some great personal stories.

The first episode of ‘Electric Ireland GAA Minor Moments’ podcast launches today featuring Colin O’Riordan, a winner of the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship with Tipperary in 2011. In the episode, Colin talks about his relationship with the current Tipperary Senior Manager, David Power, who managed Colin to both the Minor All Ireland and the famous Munster Senior Football Championship Final win against Cork in 2020. Colin also discusses his amazing GAA memories and his life playing professional sport with the Sydney Swans in Australia.

Speaking about the launch of the ‘Electric Ireland GAA Minor Moments’ podcast, Brand, Sponsorship and PR Manager at Electric Ireland, Sarah Sharkey said: “Electric Ireland understands the positive impact partaking in the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships can have long after the championship ends. I am delighted that we, at Electric Ireland, are able to share so many great stories from past Minor players as our guests delve into the memories from their Minor careers. We have a terrific line-up of guests and I encourage all sports fans to tune in every Tuesday to learn more about what these great competitions mean to those who have played in them”.

Tipperary Ladies Football

Next Saturday 21stMay Tipperary LGFA  U14 team play Kildare LFGA U14 in the All Ireland Gold Final at Crettyard Co Laois at 1.30pm. Support for this team would be appreciated R93 N611 is the postal code

Enda McDonnell Bursary Application

Bursary Competition Rules
Entry is open to any female attending Secondary School and travelling to a Gaeltacht School. Entrants must currently be members of Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Current registration number must be included on the application form. Player registration number can be obtained from the club registrar. Completed application forms are to be returned by Mon 23rd May at 5pm.  Late entries will not be accepted. The bursary is valued at €250 which will be paid in one full payment to the Gaeltacht School of their choice. The bursary will only be awarded to any female once over the period of its existence. The judges’ decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. Evidence of enrolment to Gaeltacht School will be required prior to the Bursary Award being issued (Copy of receipt/confirmation will be accepted)

For further details and for information on where you should send your completed application form, please contact Tipperary Ladies Football PRO Hugh Coghlan on 087 9877655.

Tipperary Allianz Cumann Na mBunscoil

National Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Week will take place from June 13th – 17th, 2022 and we would encourage as many of our schools as possible to take part in this week. It was a hugely successful week last year and we are really looking forward to it once more. A menu of activities for this week will be shared with schools during the next week.

Primary Game Football

Well done to all the boys and girls who featured on our Primary Game football teams v Limerick in Semple Stadium on Saturday evening; the future is certainly bright.

Primary Game Camogie

Best wishes to our Primary Game Camogie team against Cork next Sunday, May 22nd in Semple Stadium. This promises to be a ‘Landmark Day’ for all those connected with the girls.

Tipperary Primary Game Camogie Team

  1. Anna Hogan (Scoil Mhuire, Portroe)
  2. Eibhlín O’Brien (Gurtagarry N.S.)
  3. Maria Gallagher (Ballina Primary School)
  4. Emma Corbett (Scoil Íosagáin, Upperchurch)
  5. Kaitlyn Delahunty (Scoil Éoin Naofa, Roscrea)
  6. Aoife Maher (St. Kevin’s N.S., Littleton)
  7. Erin O’Donnell (Rathkeevin N.S.)
  8. Bríd Delaney (St. Joseph’s Primary School, Templemore)
  9. Emily Cahill (Lisnamrock N.S.)
  10. Saoirse Ryan (Ardcroney N.S.)
  11. Chloe O’Neill (Ayle N.S.)

Tipperary Primary Game Boys Football Team that played Limerick on May 14th 2022

Number Name School
1 Freddie Wall St. Oliver Plunkett’s N.S. Clonmel
2 Tiernan O’Brien St. Patrick’s N.S. Drangan
3 Conor O’Donnell St. Isidore’s Boherlahan N.S.
4 Owen Fanning St. Mary’s Central N.S. Killenaule
5 Colin Maher Rosegreen N.S.
6 Colm Ryan Newport N.S.
7 Sam Daly St. Brigid’s N.S. Doneskeigh
8 Cian O’Connell The Monastery School Tipperary Town
9 Aaron Bourke Ballinure N.S.
10 Brody Donoghue Scoil Ailbhe Thurles
11 Dylan Foley Moycarkey N.S.
Mentors Conor O’Mahony Clerihan N.S.
  Shane O’Brien Cappawhite N.S.
  Eoghan Ryan Clerihan N.S.
  Seamus Heffernan Garrydoolis N.S.


Tipperary Primary Game Ladies Football Team that played Limerick on May 14th 2022

Player Name School
1.       Sara Jayne Ryan Cappawhite NS
2.       Úna O’Farrell Scoil Teampall Toinne, Ballyporeen
3.       Sophie Nolan Leugh NS
4.       Gráinne Ryan Moyne NS
5.       Míoda Ní Shé Gaelscoil Aonach
6.       Emma Durkan Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, New Inn
7.       Roán Carney Scoil Eoin Naofa, Roscrea
8.       Faye McKeogh Boher NS
9.       Annie Dempsey Littleton NS
10.    Samantha Doyle Clerihan NS
11.    Sara Strade St.Joseph’s NS Tipp Town


Selectors School
Shane Luby Clerihan NS
Tomás Mc Loughlin Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, New Inn
Eilish Hennessy New Inn BNS
Louise Walsh Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, New Inn

2022 Registration Fee Now Due

Please ensure your registration is paid for 2022. Schools who do not pay registration cannot participate in Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol activities including matches and the Equipment Scheme. Please note registration covers a school for a calendar year. Registration costs €30.00 and cheques can be made payable to Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol. Please post cheque with cover letter to our Treasurer Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

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