In this week’s Tipperary GAA Scene we take a look at the FBD county championships, Munster club championships, a new rounders club in Marlfield and much more.
FBD Insurance County Championships
The final of the FBD Insurance County Junior B Football Championship took place last Saturday afternoon in Castleiney and was between Shannon Rovers and Clonmel Commercials. In what was a very well contested and hard-fought game, victory went the way of Shannon Rovers by 1-07 to 0-08. Congratulations to Shannon Rovers who no doubt enjoyed the victory and will now look forward to making the step up to the next grade in 2024.
Munster Club Championship
There was mixed luck for the Tipperary teams competing in the various grades of the AIB Munster club football championships last weekend. First into action on Saturday afternoon were the Junior footballers of Sean Treacys who played Cork’s Kilmurry in Templetuohy. The Cork side came into the game as favourites and to their credit they did live up to what was expected of them as they ran out comfortable 2-16 to 1-06 winners.
Tipperary had two clubs in action on Sunday afternoon, In Bansha the newly crowned Intermediate football champions Grangemockler Ballyneale played Waterford champions Roanmore in what was a very well contested Quarter Final game. However the concession of 3 goals by the Tipperary champions proved to be very costly as they were defeated by 3-10 to 0-16. While the South Tipp men will be disappointed to have exited the Munster championship at the first hurdle, they can be very proud of their achievements in 2023 and can now look forward to life in the senior ranks for 2024.
It was very familiar surroundings for our senior football champions Clonmel Commercials who opened their Munster senior football campaign with a tough assignment against the team who defeated them in last year’s competition, Limerick champions Newcastle West in FBD Semple Stadium. Clonmel Commercials got off to the perfect start and had 1-01 on the scoreboard after only 4 minutes, however they did not register their next score until just before the halftime break. Commercials reemerged for the second half a totally different team as they dominated the game from start to finish and qualified for the semi finals on a full time score of 2-07 to 0-06. They will now play Kerry’s Dingle on November 26th in FBD Semple Stadium at 1.30pm
Next weekend, the focus will turn to hurling as Tipperary will have two clubs in action who will be hoping to progress to the next stage of the Munster club championship.
On Saturday, Ballinahinch will travel to Pairc Uí Rinn where they will take on Cork’s St. Catherine’s at 1.30pm in the Munster Junior Hurling semi final. Then on Sunday in FBD Semple Stadium, Tipperary senior hurling champions Kiladangan will welcome Clare champions Clonlara to FBD Semple Stadium for their semi final game which will throw in at 2pm. We wish both clubs the best of luck.
Tipperary Clubs Draw
The Tipperary Clubs weekly draw for November takes place this Friday evening and will be broadcast on the Tipp GAA TV YouTube channel at 9pm.
Tipperary GAA Yearbook
It’s Tipperary Yearbook time again and it’s hoped to have the 2024 edition in the shops by December 5th. As well as the usual information on inter-county achievements in hurling and football, the book will include information on the county championships in hurling and football, and reports on camogie, ladies football, handball, Bord na nÓg, Cumann na mBunscol, etc.
Club officials are requested to send information on special club achievements, such as pitch openings, club developments. Etc. As well, the book remembers Gaels of the Past and clubs would oblige by sending obituary notices of members who have passed away during the past year. Such notices should be about 150 words long, and include a photograph of the deceased, the name of the club, and the years of the life.
The deadline for the receipt of information is November 15. Please send all submissions to email@example.com
November County Committee Meeting
The November County Committee meeting took place in the Dome last Monday evening and as is the norm for the November meeting, there was a very large attendance present. One of the main items on the agenda was the motions in relation to the 2024 championships and leagues. All motions were well discussed and debated by all present. On the night there was also a very informative talk by Aine Roche Tipperary County Council Healthy Co-Ordinator along with reports from all the various sub committees. There was also a very comprehensive and detailed given in relation to the new county strategic plan, by Mark McLoughlin. Mark informed the meeting that a draft document has now been finalised.
PwC All Star Awards
The PwC All Star awards take place this weekend and Tipperary have 3 nominees who will be hoping to be selected for this highly sought after award. Ronan Maher has been nominated in the defense as he goes in search of a third All Star, previously won in 2016 and 2019, while Noel McGrath had been nominated in midfield with the Tipperary captain having previously won All-Stars in 2009, 2010 & 2019. here is a first nomination for Jake Morris in the forwards with the Nenagh Eire Og clubman having his best season to date at senior level scoring 2-18 from play in five championship games, including a man of the match performance against Clare in the opening round of the Munster Championship. We wish Noel, Ronan and Jake the very best of good luck.
All Ireland Scór Sinsear Final
Best wishes to the three Tipperary acts who head to Killarney in search of All Ireland honours this Saturday. We wish Katie Shanahan of the Borrisoleigh GAA Club the very best of luck in the solo singing competition. We extend our best wishes also to the Newport Club who have two acts in the final. Representing them in the Trath Na gCeist is Anna O’Riordan, Rosemary Ryan, James Coffey and Paraic Kennedy while representing the club in the Ballad Group for their second All Ireland appearance is Teresa Nolan, Paraic Kennedy, Siobhan Egan, Michelle Toohey and Anthony Floyd. Be sure to check out the live streaming on YouTube this Saturday! Go n-éirí an t-adh libh go léir!
Marlfield GAA Club to hold Table Quiz in Commemoration of former Referee
Marlfield GAA Club will host a table quiz in Carey’s Pub, Irishtown on Thursday November 30th in commemoration of former Tipperary referee Noel Cosgrave, who sadly passed away last April.
During his refereeing career, Noel refereed a number of county finals, including the 2008 county senior hurling final between Toomevara and Thurles Sarsfields.
Originally from Cappamore in county Limerick, and a proud Limerick man, Noel, who was 59 years of age, worked at Clonmel Credit Union, having previously worked with Tipperary County Council.
Tables of 4 will cost €20 and the club will be making a generous donation to a charity of the Cosgrave family’s choice.
Marlfield GAA are hoping for a large attendance on the night and would really appreciate the support of all the clubs in the county as well as Noel’s former refereeing colleagues.
New Adult Rounders Club in Marlfield
Marlfield GAA Club are delighted to announce the introduction of the most inclusive GAA sport to their Club (the only rounders club in County Tipperary).
Adult Rounders began in Marlfield GAA Grounds on the 14th August 2023. Juvenile Rounders will be introduced at a later date.
GAA Rounders is one of the four official GAA sports along with Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball.
Rounders is a bat and ball game, played by men, women and children. Teams can be gender specific or mixed. It is a game suitable for all ages and all skill levels. A fun and friendly game played in a social setting providing an opportunity to meet socially while working as a team. It involves a striking and fielding team game that involves hitting a sliotar with a wooden or metal bat. The players score by running around the four bases on the field. For more information or if you are interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurles Fresh Milk Santa Dash and Visit Santa at The Dome
On Sunday December 3rd, 2023, Tipperary GAA will hold the inaugural Thurles Fresh Milk 6K Santa dash which promises to be a fun filled day for all the family. The run commences from The Dome at FBD Semple Stadium at 11.30am, with registration for the event from 10.30am. Tickets can be pre purchased via the Tipperary GAA website events section.
Santa will also be in his grotto at the Dome from 12pm on the day and is really looking forward to meeting all the boys and girls. Admission to Santa’s Grotto is €10 and tickets can be purchased in advance via the Tipperary GAA website events section. Places are limited so make sure to book in advance.
Following the 6K run there will be lots of sporty festive fun in the dome, as there will be interviews with past and present legends on stage. All our intercounty players will be in attendance and available for chats and photos. We will also have lots of good music with our DJ as well as Christmas Carols.
All funds raised on the day will go towards our underage hurling and football county teams, so please do come along on the day and support all our underage players while having lots of fun in the process.
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By Jonathan Cullen Wed 15th Nov