Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Our senior hurlers played Cork last Sunday in FBD Semple Stadium in their final group game of this year’s Munster championship and unfortunately it was the visitors who emerged victorious on the day, therefore ending our involvement in this year’s championship. While it is disappointing to be out of the championship at this point we must all acknowledge the hard work and commitment of players and management alike. There was no one more disappointed after last Sundays game than the players and team management and what they now need from everyone is support and encouragement rather than criticism. WE thank all involved with our senior hurling team and we look forward to what the future brings for our county at this level.
Netwatch Cullen Park will be the venue this Sunday when our senior footballers will take on Carlow in their opening game of the inaugural Tailteann Cup. Since their exit from the Munster championship, the players have regrouped and are now fully focused on this game which once again will be a stiff test for the team but one I am sure they will be well able for. Tickets for this game are now available to purchase via the GAA website.
Munster Minor Football Championship
Commiserations to our Minor footballers who were defeated by Cork in the Munster semi final last Thursday evening in FBD Semple Stadium. While the result was not what we would have hoped for, The players have given us all a lot to be proud of and indeed a lot to be positive about going forward. Thanks to all the players who were involved with this year’s panel you have all done your county and clubs proud both on and off the field. Thanks also to team manager John McNamara and his management team who have all put in an unbelievable effort this year and have played a huge part in growing and developing this group of players.
FBD Insurance County Leagues
WE are now at semi final stage in all the FBD Insurance county hurling league groups and these games will take place over the course of the coming weekend and the early days of next week.
In Division 1, neighbours Borris-Ileigh and Drom & Inch will face each other on Saturday evening at 5.30pm in Borrisoleigh, while in the second semi final Toomevara will play Clonoulty Rossmore in Toomevara on Tuesday May 31st at 7.30pm.
In Division 2 Roscrea will be the venue for the clash of Roscrea and Moycarkey Borris on Sunday at 1pm. The second semi final in this division will be between Eire Óg Annacarty and Gortnahoe-Glengoole and will take place on June 4th in Annacarty at 6.30pm.
Both semi finals in Division 3 take place on Sunday at 12 noon, in Kilcommon, Sean Treacys play Burgess while Lorrha Dorrha take on Ballina in Lorrha.
Also, on Sunday at 12 noon Boherlahan Dualla play Moyle Rovers in Boherlahan in their Division 4 semi final, while Skeheenarinky and Borrisokane will meet in Ballyporeen at 1pm.
In Division 5 Drombane will be the venue for the clash of Upperchurch-Drombane and CJ Kickhams Mullinahone on Sunday at 12pm.
In Division 6 of the league, Killea play Thurles Gaels in Killea on Saturday at 6pm. The second semi final takes place in Solohead on Sunday at 12pm between Solohead and Knockshegowna.
There is also a game scheduled to take place in the FBD county football leagye this weekend between Clonmel Óg and Galtee Rovers in Ned Hall Park on Sunday at 12pm.
Admission to all the semi finals will be by prepurchased ticket only and no cash will be accepted at the gate. Tickets are now available to purchase via the following link: https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/
Tipperary Coaching and Games Development
Well Done to all the schools who took part in Tipperary Coaching & Games County Skills Competition. Congrats to St Marys Primary School and Scoil Naomh Cualán Borrisoleigh on winning the hurling and football. Both competitions were of very high standard with St Mary’s winning the football in a play off with Killea NS and the Borrisoleigh boys just shading it over Little Flower NS Ballytarsna. Thanks to all who made this day a huge success especially the TY students from C.B.S. Thurles who were a great help.
Best of luck to St Mary’s amd Scoil Naomh Cualán who go on to represent Tipperary in Munster
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps on-pack competition
From Tipp Town to Templemore, GAA clubs all over Tipperary are in with a chance of winning incredible prizes worth €40,0001 as part of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps competition. To nominate a GAA club to win, simply purchase a promotional box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies or Bran Flakes. Using a unique on-pack code, log on to kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/competition and nominate a club of your choice. Meath LGFA star, Emma Duggan and TV presenter and former basketball player, Emer O’Neill were on hand to officially launch the promotion with a previous winning club, Skryne GFC. The Co. Meath club claimed first prize with €25,000 and have demonstrated how the prize has transformed their GAA club through the restoration of their pitch and purchasing some new equipment including gaelic footballs, training accessories and club jerseys for members. Starting on Monday June 27th, the camps will run up to August 26th. To date, more than 80,000 participants are booked to attend a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp this summer, with an added sense of excitement noticeable as this year sees numbers back at full capacity across the country following Covid restrictions. Visit www.kelloggsculcamps/gaa.ie for further booking information. Sarah Ferguson, Kellogg Ireland General Manager said “Based on incredible feedback and very popular engagement levels, we are delighted to officially launch the nationwide competition. This is open for all GAA clubs across the country to be in with a chance to win prizes worth a total of €40,000. This on-pack competition provides GAA members with a great opportunity to raise vital funds for their club. “We want to encourage everyone to nominate their club to be in with a chance. Through our partnership with the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, we are very proud to support the grassroots of the GAA.”
For more information on the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps visit gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps
Tipperary Allianz Cumann Na Mbunscoil
NATIONAL ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL WEEK
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 was emailed to all schools last week.
UPDATED COUNTY SEMI FINAL AND FINAL PAIRINGS
Under 11 Camogie 2022
County Semi-Final: Cashel GNS v Powerstown NS
County Semi-Final: Presentation Clonmel v St. Joseph’s, Templemore
County Final: New Inn GNS v Upperchurch NS
County Final: Gaelscoil Nenagh v New Inn GNS
County Semi-Final: Kilruane NS v Youghlarra NS
County Semi-Final: Mullinahone NS v Upperchurch NS
County Final: Boherlahan NS v winner of Ayle NS v Templederry NS County Semi-Final
County Final: Rathcabbin NS v winner of Clonmore NS v Poulacapple NS County Semi-Final
Under 11 Hurling 2022
County Final: Cashel BNS v winner of Section One playoff
County Final: Cashel BNS v winner of Section One
County Final: Ardfinnan NS v Gaelscoil Nenagh
County Final: Ballylooby NS v Gaelscoil Nenagh
County Final: Upperchurch NS v Rosegreen NS
County Semi-Final: Ballinahinch NS v Two Mile Borris NS
County Semi-Final: Kilruane NS v New Inn BNS
County Final: New Inn BNS v winner of Section One
County Semi-Final: Cappawhite NS v Dualla NS
County Semi-Final: Ballytarsna NS v Inch NS
County Semi-Final: Clonmore NS v Shronell NS
County Semi Final: Gurtagarry NS v Lisnamrock NS
Under 13 Camogie 2022
County Semi-Final: Powerstown NS v St. Joseph’s, Templemore
County Semi-Final: Ballina NS v Cashel GNS
County Final: Carrig NS, Ballycommon v Gaelscoil Nenagh
County Semi-Final: Grange NS v Scoil Naomh Cualán, Borrisoleigh
County Semi-Final: Ardcroney NS v Upperchurch NS
County Semi-Final: Cloughjordan NS v Mullinahone NS
County Semi-Final: Ballinahinch NS v Gortnahoe NS
County Final: Donaskeigh NS v winner of Boherlahan NS v Templederry NS County Semi-Final
County Final: St. Patrick’s NS, Drangan v winner of Barnane NS v Rathcabbin NS County Semi-Final
Under 13 Hurling 2022
County Semi-Final: Cashel BNS v Section One Runner-Up
County Semi-Final: St. Mary’s CBS v Section One Winner
County Semi-Final: Carrig NS, Ballycommon v Gaelscoil Nenagh
County Semi-Final: Newport BNS v winner of Section Two Playoff
County Final: Ballylooby NS v winner of Rosegreen NS v Scoil Naomh Cualán, Borrisoleigh County Semi-Final
County Semi-Final: Ballinahinch NS v Gortnahoe NS
County Semi-Final: Killenaule NS v Kilsheelan NS
County Final: Cappawhite NS v winner of Dualla NS v Lisvernane NS County Semi-Final
County Final: Ballytarsna NS v St. Patrick’s NS, Drangan
County Final: Clogheen NS v winner of Ballycahill NS v Gurtagarry NS or Rathcabbin NS County Semi-Final
County Final: Slieveardagh NS v winner of Killea NS v Terryglass NS County Semi-Final
PRIMARY GAME CAMOGIE
Well done to our Primary Game Camogie team on a superb display v Cork in Semple Stadium on Sunday.
Tipperary Primary Game Camogie Team
- Anna Hogan (Scoil Mhuire, Portroe)
- Eibhlín O’Brien (Gurtagarry N.S.)
- Maria Gallagher (Ballina Primary School)
- Emma Corbett (Scoil Íosagáin, Upperchurch)
- Kaitlyn Delahunty (Scoil Éoin Naofa, Roscrea)
- Aoife Maher (St. Kevin’s N.S., Littleton)
- Erin O’Donnell (Rathkeevin N.S.)
- Bríd Delaney (St. Joseph’s Primary School, Templemore)
- Emily Cahill (Lisnamrock N.S.)
- Saoirse Ryan (Ardcroney N.S.)
- Chloe O’Neill (Ayle N.S.)
Tipperary Ladies Football
All-Ireland U14 LGFA Gold Final
Two first half goals proved crucial as Kildare were crowned All-Ireland U14 Gold champions in front of a packed Crettyard.
Kildare led throughout and despite huge pressure from Tipperary, the Lilywhites prevailed.
Tipperary got off to a good start and had two points on the scoreboard courtesy of Abbie Horgan. While Kildare took time to settle, Keelin Dermody opened their scoring from a free before Amy Jones levelled matters two minutes later.
Kildare were moving the ball well with surging runs from wing forwards Katie Ray and Aoibheann Birchall troubling the Tipperary defence. The game’s opening goal came on 11 minutes courtesy of Keelin Dermody, who hit low and hard into the bottom corner of the Tipperary net.
Aoibheann Birchall pushed Kildare into a four-point lead a minute later. Tipperary’s Abbie Horgan and Grace Hogan threatened the Kildare defence and while Hogan added a free, Kildare did well keeping out the Tipperary attack.
In a quickfire two-minute spell, Birchall added 1-1 to stretch Kildare’s lead further before a third Horgan point brought Tipperary back into the contest. Kildare finished the half strongly with Amy Jones pointing her second free and Keelin Dermody firing over. Kildare led 2-6 to 0-4 at the break.
The second half was a much cagier affair with both defences on top. A brace of frees off the ground from Grace Hogan brought Tipperary back to within six points and they could have been even closer but for a terrific save from Kildare goalkeeper Aibhe McKeon.
Kildare kicked three second half points, each through the boot of substitute Aoibhe Kelly, the second of which summed up Kildare’s scoring threat, as Kelly received the ball, turned her marker and scored straight over the black spot.
Tipperary’s Tara Bourke was resolute in defence and while they were rewarded with a penalty late on, which was blasted over the bar by Louise McGrath, it was to be Kildare’s day with Aoibhe Kelly hitting her third point to secure Kildare’s first U14 national title since 2016.
Scorers – Kildare: A Birchall 1-2, K Dermody 1-2, A Kelly 0-3, A Jones 0-2 (2f).
Tipperary: A Horgan 0-3, G Hogan 0-3 (3f), L McGrath 0-1 (pen).
KILDARE: A McKeon, K McNulty, A O’Riain, M Fruergaard, C Mahon, J McNulty, M McCarthy, A Treacy, C Mallon, K Ray, I Casey, A Birchall, A Mahon, K Dermody, A Jones.
Subs: E Leavy for McKeon, S Boyse for C Mahon, A Kelly for A Mahon, M Magee for Mallon, E Conlan for Casey, A Keegan for Jones, R Yates for Dermody, S Niland for McNulty.
TIPPERARY: C Grogan, N Dwan, T Bourke, L McGrath, J Grey, K Nevin, L Moore, S Lonergan, A O’Connor, S Ferris, A Horgan, A Ryan, G Hogan, E Duffy, L Flannery.
Subs: R Coffey for Ryan, C Moriarty for Flannery, Z Tierney for O’Connor, N Buckley for Ferris, C Cahill for Dwan, G Tuohy for Moore, A Smith for Moriarty, A Casey for Hogan.
Ref: J Murphy (Cork).
Tipperary GAA Scene
If there is anything you feel should feature in this column going forward, please feel free to forward it to firstname.lastname@example.orgBy Jonathan Cullen Wed 25th May