By : Andy Fogarty County PRO
Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SFC Quarter-Finals
The first of this year’s Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SFC Quarter-Finals took place last weekend. Thomas MacDonaghs had a good win over Killenaule to qualify for the county semi–finals winning the game by 1-9 to 0-8. County champions Loughmore- Castleiney put their title on the line when they played Arravale Rovers but the champions qualified for the county semi-finals with a fine win on a final score of 0-12 to 0-9.
Next weekend the remaining quarter –final games will take place and they are :
Eire Og Annacarty v Cahir – Sunday November 30th at 2pm in Leahy Park Cashel
Aherlow v Moyle Rovers – Sunday November 30th at 2pm in Ardfinnan
Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary JBFC Semi–Final
Gortnahoe-Glengoole qualified for this year’s Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary Junior B County Football Final when they defeated Moyle Rovers by 0-7 to 0-6.
Dr. Harty Cup Round 4
Four of the eight Quarter-Final places were claimed last Wednesday during an exciting round in the Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling competition with Thurles CBS, PS Youghal, Rochestown College and Hamilton High School Bandon qualifying with Round 4 victories. Thurles CBS defeated Blackwater CS by 2-15 to 3-3 and in the clash between Nenagh CBS and HS Clonmel, Nenagh came out on top by 1-17 to 0-16.
Sean Gael Awards
The Sean Gael awards presentation took place last Sunday November 23 in the Dome, Semple Stadium. Presentations were made to eight people from each division who have given distinguished service to their clubs and to the GAA over many years. We congratulate and salute the award winners and their families and we hope they had a very enjoyable afternoon in the Dome and one to remember.
G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair
Lár na Pairce have organised a G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair for Sunday November 30
from 12-4 pm in Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre. The fair will give people
a chance to browse and search a large selection of match programs, club histories,
hurling football and camogie publications as well as other G.A.A. material.
Collectors and sellers are cordially invited to attend the event where, it is hoped,
they will find plenty of material to interest them. Stands will be available for renting and anybody so interested should contact either Seamus J. King, 087-2246245 or Liam Ó Donncha, 086-6036547 before November 27.
Clann Tiobraid Árann Baile Átha Cliath Teo – 80th Anniversary Celebrations
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
Mid Tipperary Primary Schools Table Quiz
The Mid Tipperary Primary Schools Table Quiz is being held in Youngs, The Ragg on Sunday November 30th. There will be great prizes on the night with a special guest attending and the top 5 will qualify for the County Final on Sunday December 7th.
McGrath & Waterford Crystal Cup Draws
The draws for Munster’s McGrath and Waterford Crystal Cups will take place on Thursday, November 27. The footballers of Tipperary, Clare, Limerick and Waterford are set to return to the McGrath Cup after boycotting last season’s competition. This follows the Munster Council’s decision to revert to an open draw for the Munster SFC after a seeded system had ensured that Kerry and Cork couldn’t meet until the Munster final.
November County Board Meeting
The November County Board Meeting will take place on Thursday November 27th. Motions to change championship structures will be considered at this meeting.
Tipperary Supporters Club AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Supporters Club will take place on Tuesday December 9th at 8:00pm in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel.
Tipperary GAA Members Weekly Draw 2014 / 2015 – Week 18 results
The results of the Tipperary GAA Members Draw 2014/2015 Week 18 held in the Tipp FM Studios were:
LOTTO JACKPOT – €11,000
Nos. Drawn: 5 / 15 / 26 / 30
1) €200 (Conf) Ardfinnan Community Council Main St Ardfinnan (Ballybacon Grange GAA )
2) €200 (Conf) William O’Neill Attykit, Cashel (Rosegreen GAA)
3) €200 (Conf) John Kennedy Huntsgrove Templederry (Templederry GAA)
4) €200 (Conf) Jim Fogarty Longfordwood Clonakenny Roscrea (Clonakenny GAA)
5) €200 (Co-Ord) Brendan Hayes Greenane Templederry (Templederry GAA)
The December monthly draw will take place on Friday, 5th December.
Tipperary GAA Club Fixtures Survey
Thanks to all the clubs in the county who completed the survey on fixtures in the county. Survey results will be released over the following weeks.
Irish International Rules
Ireland lost an International Rules Test for the first time since 2010 in Perth last Saturday night, where a 38,262 strong crowd at Patersons Stadium were treated to an entertaining game of hybrid football. Australia deservedly reclaimed the Cormac McAnallen Cup with a performance of real class, but had Ireland turned up in the first half it could have been an entirely different outcome. Paul Earley’s charges were strangely off-colour in the first two quarters and they trailed by 35-7 at the half-time mark. To their credit, Ireland were a different side in the second half and put the Aussies under intense pressure, dominating the midfield and forcing a very different game of football. Ciaran McDonald who was a member of the team became the fourth Tipperary footballer to be part of the the Ireland International Rules squad. Seamus McCarthy was one of Paul Earley’s selectors.
2014 Canon Hayes National Sports Awards
The 2014 Canon Hayes National Sports Awards will take place on Friday December 12th at Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort, Tipperary. Awards will be presented by Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Tipperary Senior Hurler Cathal Barrett has been shortlisted in the County Award Category.
GAA Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee Updates
At a press briefing in Croke Park last week, the GAA’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee released information on a number of on-going initiatives. The Committee released the main findings from the latest report of the GAA’s Injury Database. The database, now in its seventh year monitors injury data collected from the senior Inter-County playing population.
Since 2006, 45 (Football) and 32 (Hurling) teams have taken part with a total of 2,525 players being monitored. The main findings are:
• 2 out of every 3 players on a team will get injured at least once
• Over 1/3 of players will have more than one injury per season
• Up to 1/4 of injuries will be a recurrence of an old injury
• Over half of injuries will be during a match whilst over 1/3 are sustained during training
• Lower Limb injuries remain the most prevalent (Football – 76.3%, Hurling – 69%)
• 50-60% of injuries occur in the second half of play
Only a very small number of injuries 2.3% (Football) and 2.2% (Hurling) have been injuries to the head with less than 1%, (0.8% Football, 0.5%, Hurling) of all injuries being diagnosed as concussion.
On the topic of concussion, whilst less than 1% of all injuries have been classified as a concussion, the GAA has taken progressive steps by releasing updated guidelines and beginning the process of implementing an educational campaign.
The following injuries were highlighted as being the most common in Gaelic games:
• Thigh (Football – 32.7%, Hurling – 23.4%)
• Hamstring (Football – 23%, Hurling – 16.7%)
• Knee (Football – 11.2%, Hurling – 11.8%)
• Pelvis and Groin (Football – 9.7%, Hurling – 10.4%)
Any player suspected of having received a concussion should be removed immediately from play. The importance of managers and coaches taking advice from medical personnel in this regard was also highlighted. Players should never return to play on the same day as having received a suspected concussion and medical clearance should be obtained before a player returns to play.
Ger Ryan Munster Council PRO is Chairman of the GAA Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee which was congratulated by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill on the excellent work they are doing.
Ladies Gaelic Football
Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football will hold their Annual General Meeting in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Monday December 2nd at 8.00pm. Nominations have been sent to all clubs.
The autumn edition of Ireland’s only Ladies Football Magazine, Peil is now available at www.ladiesgaelic.ie and features articles about Tipperary’s Ladies Football U16 and Minor teams who are now All Ireland Champions.
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