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Tipperary GAA Scene – November 10th 2021

November 10th, 2021 | By Jonathan Cullen

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Next weekend is the big weekend for club hurling in the county and there will be no less than four hurling county finals down for decision along semi finals in Junior “B” Hurling, Under 19 Football, Junior “B” Football and the Seamus Ó Riain Cup relegation final.


Weekend Pass Details

Details of weekend pass options for this weekend are as follows:

There are two options and each option can be purchased on line at the cost of €25 via the following link https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/

Option 1

  • Sat 13th: Golden at 12.30pm: JH”A” Final; Holycross-Ballycahill v Skeheenarinky.
  • Sat 13th: Littleton at 2.15pm: IH Final; Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Moyne-Templetuohy
  • Sun 14th: New Inn at 11.30am: JH “B” Semi-Final; Clonoulty-Rossmore v Clerihan/St Patricks.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 1.00pm: SOR Final; Killenaule v Templederry.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 3.15pm; SH Final: Loughmore-Castleiney v Thurles Sarsfields

Option 2

  • Sat 13th: Nenagh at 1.30pm; SOR Relegation Final; Burgess v Lorrha
  • Sat 13th: Moneygall at 2pm; JH “B” Semi-Final  Kiladangan v J K Brackens
  • Sun 14th: New Inn at 11.30am: JH “B” Semi-Final; Clonoulty-Rossmore v Clerihan/St Patricks.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 1.00pm: SOR Final; Killenaule v Templederry.
  • Sun 14th: Semple Stadium 3.15pm; SH Final: Loughmore-Castleiney v Thurles Sarsfields

We also have an option for the Sunday double header only, for OAP/Students for €15.00, but with this offer you need to purchase your ticket on line and you will be required to show ID with your ticket to get access to the stadium.

All tickets purchased at the ground on Sunday will cost €20.

Under 16’s are free in to all games once accompanied by an adult and do not require a ticket.


County Football Final Referees Announced

The referees for the upcoming County Football Finals have been announced and Ardfinnan’s Derek O’Mahony has been given the responsibility of taking charge of this years County Senior Football Final between Loughmore-Castleiney and Clonmel Commercials. The Tom Cusack Cup final between Aherlow and Rockwell Rovers will be refereed by Moyle Rover’s Sean Lonergan, while Aherlows David Grogan will be the man in the middle when Drom & Inch and Grangemockler Ballyneale take to the field for the final of the Intermediate Football Championship. This year’s Junior “A” Football Final between Ballina and Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams will be refereed by Sean Everard of the Moyne-Templetuohy club. We wish all of the referees and their officials the very best of luck in what will be a big day for all concerned.


Tipperary Clubs Draw

The November draw took place last Friday evening in Stapleton’s Bar Borrisoleigh and the big prize winner on the night was Brian Beary who claimed the top prize of a Citroen C3 car. Brian is a member with the Ballylooby-Castlegrace club. The second prize of a €5000 holiday voucher also went south to the Kilsheelan Kilcash club as their member’s PJ Condon and family were the lucky winners. The €3000 lotto jackpot also went to Kilsheelan Kilcash’s Liam Cooney and Kevin Ryan, while the fourth prize of €2000 was won by Kathleen Gleeson who is a member with the Lorrha Dorrha club. WE congratulate all the prize winners and thank them all for their continued support of the Tipperary clubs draw. The next draw will take place on Friday December 3rd when the star prize will be a Toyota Yaris car.


Health and Wellbeing

Applications for Phase 5 of the Healthy Club Project is now open to all clubs across the association. This is an online application and clubs can register their interest through gaa.ie/community & healthy phase 5 healthy club project. Any club needing assistance please email chair.hwc.tipperary@gaa.ie

November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Information on the various types of lung cancer, stages of the disease and the treatment for lung cancer can be accessed through www.cancer.ie/lung cancer awareness.

The GAA has recently launched through social media in partnership with the Tomar Trust and supported by the HSE a campaign ‘Your Game, Your Brain’ which is designed to increase awareness amongst members on the impact of consuming alcohol and how it can impair particularly a developing adolescence brain. To increase awareness of how alcohol effects both brain and sporting performance the campaign utilizes the twenty second ‘Beeb Test’ as a tool to get the message across to its targeted audience. Clubs are encouraged to avail of this excellent initiative and promote this video to all its members.

Your Game, Your Brain – GAA.ie


Bridget Delaney Launches Normality

Well known Nenagh based photographer Bridget Delaney will launch her brand new pictorial book Called “Normality” this week and it is a must have stocking filler for everyone this Christmas.

Normality is a 156 page picture book with nearly 1,600 images covering 15 years 2005 -2019 with all pictures captured on Irish soil.   The pictures show the freedom of life before the arrival of Covid 19.  The GAA gets great exposure as Tipperary enjoyed tremendous success in this era and likewise clubs can reflect on special moments.  The variety of images should interest many walks of life and is an ideal Christmas present.  Donie Nealon will launch ‘Normality’ at Reidy’s in Newtown, Nenagh on Friday night November 12th at 9pm and all are welcome.  The book will be available in book stores and shops through out North Tipperary.


Santa’s Coming to Croke Park

The GAA museum are delighted to announce the return of Santa to Croke Park, the home of gaelic games, this year a team from the north poleare setting up a training camp in Croke Park and they would love you to visit as they prepare for their special journey around the world on Christmas eve. On the Santa Experience, you’ll take a stroll pitchside to view the magnificent Croke Park pitch, before stepping into the Elf Dressing Rooms, the Igloo Clubhouse and the North Pole Skills Zone. In this festive fun zone, you can impress with your camogie, hurling and football talents. Then it will be time to step inside Santa’s very special Croke Park cabin to meet the man himself. You can even take a photo sitting in front of Santa on his team bench and tell him about your predictions for the 2022 All-Ireland Championships! Every child will receive a small GAA-themed gift and photos will also be available to purchase if you wish. Please note that the Santa experience is a group tour, and you will be joined by other people during your visit, but every ticket booking will have a chance to meet Santa for an individual photo. Photos can be purchased separately, or you are welcome to take your own pictures. Tickets also include access to the newly refurbished GAA Museum, and the gift shop and café will be open. Santa will arrive at Croke Park on Saturday November 27th and the Santa Experience will run on selected dates until Wednesday December 22nd. The experience lasts for one hour and is wheelchair and buggy accessible. Free parking is available outside the GAA Museum with entry to Croke Park at St Joseph’s Avenue (turn at the Daybreak Shop on the Clonliffe Road). All tickets must be pre-booked online in advance at crokepark.ie/santa. Tickets prices are: – Adults: €11 – Children aged 2 upwards: €17 (including gift) – Children aged 13 months – 23 months: €9 (including gift) – Children Under 1: Free of charge and gift included, but ticket must be booked Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact us at santa@crokepark.ie if you wish to learn more about our Sensory visits. The GAA Museum has signed up to the Failte Ireland Covid Safety charter. In advance of attending visit www.crokepark.ie/gaamuseum to see our Covid-19 health and safety procedures. Do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms. In line with Government entry requirements, all attendees over 18 must have proof of full vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 in the past six months along with photo ID. Ticketholders aged under 18 who are accompanying adult ticketholders do not need proof of vaccination or recovery. Masks are mandatory at all times, but children under the age of 13 are not required to wear masks. Please see our terms and conditions and FAQ sections for further details.


Club Leadership Programme

The successful spring – summer series of educational workshops saw just under 9000 club and county officers take part in online webinars across a variety of modules offered under the club leadership development programme.

The workshops, delivered by an experienced team of trained Associates, were very well received by attendees and described as both beneficial and practical to Club Officers. Our Autumn/Winter series of workshops is now underway. This series will primarily focus on two key areas, running an efficient club AGM and providing workshops for Club Officers.

This module, presented by Leinster Council Chairperson Pat Teehan and Clare’s Central Council delegate Simon Moroney, analyses the age old question: “How do you run an efficient Club AGM?”. The key focus areas in this webinar are the preparations that go into an AGM, the rules covering it and gives tips on how to keep the AGM on track. The live webinar, which was presented to over 200 people on Wednesday, October 20th, along with a wide range of relevant resources relating to the AGM can be accessed via the GAA’s learning portal. For a range of practical AGM templates such as a sample agenda, set of minutes, Standing Orders, etc., visit: www.learning.gaa.ie/clubagm

With in person gatherings set to come back again hopefully in the new year, Clubs are reminded to contact their County Development Officer if they wish to request training courses for new or existing Club Officers. Subject to demand across the county, courses for each Officer role can be provided to Clubs who wish to avail of this. Learning resources are available for all Officers in the administrator section of the learning portal.


Tipperary Hurling Club New York

The Tipperary Hurling Club in New York will hold their Annual Dinner Dance celebrating the New York Senior Hurling Champions of 2021 on December 4th and the special guest on the night will be former Tipperary senior hurler Brendan Maher of Borris-Ileigh. The event takes place in Lake Isle Eastchester. Tickets for what is always a great night can be purchased from www.tippnydance2021.eventbrite.com or by emailing, tippny@outlook.com.


Eugene O’Meara Lorrha RIP

The death occurred in September of Eugene O’Meara, a two-time North Tipperary Senior hurling championship winner with Lorrha. A tremendously skilful and fast hurler, Eugene was also selected on the Tipperary junior hurling team in 1947. He played in midfield on the Lorrha team that won the county intermediate championship in 1947 and was the last surviving member of the Lorrha team that won the North Senior Championship in 1948. May he Rest In Peace.


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