By: Andy Fogarty County PRO
AIB Munster GAA Club SH Championship Semi-Finals
Thurles Sarsfields had little time to celebrate their great win in the county senior hurling final as they travelled to Ennis on Sunday to play Cratloe of Clare in the AIB Munster GAA Club SH Championship Semi-Final. The prize for the winner was a place in the AIB Munster club final. However the outcome of the game was decided in the first and last minute of the first half with the sending off of Denis Maher within ten seconds or so of the start of the game and Podge Collins goal for Cratloe in the last minute of the first half. These two moments were crucial factors in deciding the game and no matter how hard Thurles Sarsfields tried throughout the hour to get into the game playing with 14 for nearly the full match was going to be a difficult ask. However great credit must go to the team for the great effort they put in before going down eventually by 1-18 to 0-14.
In the other semi- final Kilmallock (Limerick) defeated Sarsfields (Cork) by two points after extra-time after both sides finished at 3-15 a piece at the full-time whistle. Cratloe will now face Kilmallock in the AIB Munster Club Final on Sunday November 23th.
AIB Munster GAA Club JF Quarter-Finals
Recently crowned Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary Junior A Football Champions, Inane Rovers played Glin of Limerick in the AIB Munster GAA Club JF Quarter-Finals on Sunday and despite a great effort and particularly in the second half were beaten by one point 1-12 to 2-8.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Junior “B” Hurling Championship
Last Saturday Rosegreen booked their place in the Clean Ireland County Junior B HC final by defeating Portroe by 1-10 to 0-10.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football Championship “Group 3
One game played in the Clean Ireland Recycling county senior football championship last Saturday between local rivals Mid champions JK Brackens and Loughmore – Castleiney ended in a win for Loughmore by 0-10 to 0-6.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Intermediate Football Championship
Borrisokane defeated Golden Kilfeacle in the county intermediate football championship quarter –final by 4-6 to 0-8 last weekend.
Dr. Harty Cup Round 3
St Caimins of Shannon secured their first win in the 2014/15 Harty Cup competition with a comprehensive nine point victory over Our Ladys Templemore. The win gives St Caimins their first two points in the group stages. In the 18.5 B Hurling Cashel CC beat Roscrea CS by 0-18 to 1-5.
Dean Ryan Cup Semi-Finals
The Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 1/2 A Hurling Semi-Finals took place last Friday November 7th and in the local derby Our Lady’s Templemore defeated Thurles CBS by 4-20 to 4-17 AET and in the other semi–final the result was Midleton CBS 2-11 Charleville CBS 0-7.
Tipperary GAA Club Fixtures Survey
All clubs in the county have been notified of a Club Fixtures Survey being conducted on the Tipperary GAA website. We are looking for your opinion on fixtures in the county & invite all interested parties to visit: https://tipperary.gaa.ie/tipperary-gaa-club-fixtures-survey/ to complete this short survey. Survey will close on November 16th & results will be released over the following weeks.
Central Council Meeting – Changes to match regulations for the 2015 Season.
Arising from the recent Central Council meeting, the GAA has confirmed some changes to match regulations for the 2015 season. CCCC now has the authority to withdraw sideline privileges from team officials who make derogatory comments in relation to a match official before a game or in interviews subsequent to a game. Previously, suspensions were the only penalty that could be proposed in these instances.
Central Council will bring a motion to Congress in February which will seek to require that a playing panel of 26 players be registered for all senior inter-county championship games by 9.00am on the Thursday before a game. With the exception of a replacement for a goalkeeper or sub-goalkeeper, no changes can be made to the registered list. The penalty for including a player not included on the registered list will be forfeiture of game. Teams will also be required to submit their starting team to the referee and to committee-in-charge at least 20 minutes before throw-in. The penalty for starting a player not on that list will also be loss of game.
Congress will also be asked to make Hawkeye a permanent feature in Croke Park while its installation in Thurles and in the re-developed stadiums in Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh is also to be prioritised
It was also confirmed that the Workgroup which was established to review the implementation of the ‘Calendar Year’ from 2016 will submit its proposals to January’s Central Council meeting.
Sean Gael Awards
Sunday, November 23 will be a big day for thirty two people who have given outstanding service to the G.A.A over lifetimes of involvement in the association, at club and county level. They will be given due recognition for their service by being honoured by the County Board in the Dome, Semple Stadium on that day. This is the twelfth year of the Sean Gael awards and eight people from each division will be recognised. This year’s group includes four women. Breda McGrath from Cahir was an outstanding camogie player with St. Mary’s Club and Tipperary in the forties, fifties and sixties. The second is Joe Needham who, as well as playing camogie, gave many years of service in the administration of Bord na nÓg in Lorrha and the county. The third woman is Carmel Daly from Kilruane, who brought her financial wizardry to club finance. In both roles she was the personification of integrity, According to her citation ‘For fifteen years she acted as either treasurer or assistant treasurer. In both roles she was the personification of integrity, methodical and meticulous in keeping the accounts and instrumental in maintaining the club finances on an even keel.’ The fourth is Ann Connolly, the widow of former Mid secretary, Matty. During Matty’s term in office Ann was in effect his secretary handling phone calls and dealing with visitors to their home in Ardmayle. Everyone was warmly greeted and no one left without the obligatory cup of tea.
The distinguished guest speaker this year is past president, Peter Quinn, who was majorly involved in the development of the modern Croke Park. The occasion will commence at 3.15 pm with refreshments and will be followed by the formal presentations and speeches at 4.30. Tickets, at €10 each, are available to anyone who wishes to attend and may be had from Siobhain, 0504-22702, in the G.A.A. Office.
‘Captains of the Premier Ship’
‘Captains of the Premier Ship’ which was penned by local journalist Noel Dundon of The Tipperary Star and which is to be launched on Saturday November 15th in St Patrick’s College in Thurles by Nicky English. A 320 page history of the twenty one All-Ireland winning senior hurling captains from the county, the book is a record of the twenty six All-Ireland titles captured and the men who led Tipperary to them. Gaels from all over Tipperary and further afield are invited to come along to the launch. All profits from the publication are going to the mental health charity AWARE.
Tipperary GAA Members Draw 2014 / 2015 results – November Results
The November draw was held in Ciss Ryans, Garrykennedy on Friday 7th November and we offer our congratulations to the following winners :
1 Skoda Octavia or €15,000 H304 Thurles Sarsfields Ellen O’Connor Baltracey Donadee Naas Kildare
2 Skoda Fabia or €10,000 R616 Loughmore Castleiney Phelim O’Dea The Islands Loughmore
3 €500.00 C162 Fethard Austin Godrey Anns Gift Fethard
4 €500.00 N162 Tipp Limerick Ass Joan Long Westfield North Circular Rd Limerick
5 €500.00 N449 Kildangan Thomas Hayes Lahorna Nenagh
6 €500.00 T060 Ballyporeen Pat O’Farrell Cooladerry Ballyporeen
7 €500.00 C394 Rosegreen Michael Tobin Killeensteena Cashel
8 €500.00 Q305 Commercials Philly Ryan 36 Tivoli Heights Clonmel
9 €500.00 L847 Cahir Mari O’Connor Tobar Iosa Cahir Abbey Upper Cahir
10 €500.00 S812 Moyne Templetuohy Sean Fogarty Moyneard Moyne Thurles
11 €500.00 H028 Gortnahoe Glengoole Ann Marie Tobin Coalbrook Thurles
12 €500.00 S788 Fr. Sheehys John Fehilly Cranagh Ballyporeen
13 €500.00 K375 Killenaule Michael Fanning Donoughmore Lisronagh Clonmel
14 €500.00 E652 Moyle Rovers Fergus Flynn 20 Dillon St Clonmel
15 €500.00 E365 Shannon Rovers Martin & Nora Donoghue Brocka Ballinderry
16 €500.00 K695 Durlas Óg Catherine Callinan Boheravoroon Thurles
17 €500.00 M637 Clonmel Óg Michael Connellan Jnr 48 Glenview Close Ballygarrane Clonmel
19 €500 (Co-Ord) Nenagh Eire Óg Marion Ryan Limerick Rd Nenagh
20 €200 (Conf) E548 Portroe Paul O’Callaghan Howlea House Newtown Nenagh
21 €200 (Conf) N362 Kildangan Bernard Chadwick 22 St. Patricks Terrace Nenagh
22 €200 (Conf) M212 Nenagh Eire Óg Philip Ryan Melrose Nenagh
23 €200 (Conf) R319 Burgess Angela & Liam McDonnell Carrigatoher Nenagh
24 €500 (1st Prom) Thurles Sarsfields Pat O’Shea Parkview Drive Thurles
25 €400 (2nd Prom) Loughmore Castleiney Noel Kennedy
Clann Tiobraid Árann Baile Átha Cliath Teo – 80th Anniversary Celebrations
This year the Tipperary Association Dublin is celebrating 80 years in existence – it was founded in 1934 by Tipperary people living and working in Dublin. A number of events are planned to mark this major milestone in the Association’s history:
* On the 17 November a lecture on “Sean Treacy and Republicanism” will be held in the Palace Bar, Dublin
* A talk on the history of the Association will take place at the AGM in late January 2015
* The involvement of Tipperary people in the Great War will be the subject of a talk in April 2015
Night of Legends
Anner Hotel, Thurles – Friday 5 December 2014
The highlight of the 80th celebrations will be a special night which will bring together all those people who were honoured by the Association in the past as Tipperary Person of the Year and Hall of Fame award winners. The event promises to be a night with the legends and stars of Tipperary from the sporting, business and cultural world gathered together.
Among the array of stars invited are hurling greats; Tony Wall, Jimmy Doyle, Nicholas English, Michael “Babs” Keating, Pat Fox, Michael Cleary, Michael “Ratler” Byrne, Donie Nealon, Tony Reddin, Johnny Leahy, Brendan Cummins, Pat Fox, Liam Sheedy along with football heroes Seamus McCarthy, David Power and Declan Browne. Alan Quinlan of rugby fame will also be among those invited. Among the invites is Una O’Dwyer of camogie fame along with Liz Howard. Liz, who also was involved in Tipperary GAA administration, will be joined by that great GAA administrator Tommy Barrett.
The horse racing and eventing winners include Christy Roche, Michael Kinnane and Charlie Swan, while the invitees from the business, cultural, charitable and voluntary sectors will include Louis Fitzgerald, Liam Aherne, Senator Labhras O Murchu, Louise Kennedy, Martin Quinn, Adi Roche, John Lonergan, Michael Berkery, Dr. Willie Walsh, Dr. Michael Maher, Louis Ronan, Pat Shortt and Alice Leahy.
Programme for the evening;
6.00 pm Annual Mass in the hotel for deceased members of the Association – celebrated by His Grace Dr. Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
7.00 pm Pre Dinner Reception
8.00 pm Dinner
Tickets are available to purchase: Price: €30 each. To order tickets please contact Pat Ryan, Honorary Secretary, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. Tel.: 087 6376663
We extend our condolences to the Lanigan family Dublin, on the death of Val, who was son of the late Dick Lanigan Bloody Sunday team. Val was a former Grangemockler footballer. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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