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Tipperary GAA Scene – September 13th 2023

By Jonathan Cullen Wed 13th Sep

Tipperary GAA Scene – September 13th 2023
Tipperary GAA Scene – September 13th 2023

FBD Insurance County Championships

The FBD County Hurling Championships were centre stage last weekend with games being played in senior, premier intermediate, intermediate and under 19 levels.

In the under 19 A hurling semi final, Toomevara and Cashel King Cormacs met in Templemore on Sunday evening and it was Toomevara who progressed to this years final on a winning score by 0-22 to 2-12. In the under 19 B hurling county semi final which was played in Holycross on Saturday, Eire Óg/Sean Treacys  and Silvermines served up a highly entertaining game that resulted in a 4-13 to 2-18 win for the combo.

In the Intermediate hurling championship, Kilsheelan Kilcash and Skeheenarinky met in the preliminary quarter final which took place in Clonmel and resulted in a 3-15 to 1-17 win for Kilsheelan Kilcash. In the premier intermediate preliminary quarter final, Gortnahoe Glengoole overcame a 5 point half time deficit to overcome St Marys by 1-20 to 1-15 and book their place in the next round of the competition.

There were two games in the senior hurling championship played last weekend. On Saturday evening in Borrisoleigh, Thurles Sarsfields booked their place in the quarter finals when they defeated Nenagh Eire Óg by 1-27 to 1-23 and on Sunday afternoon the quarter final spots were completed when Clonoulty Rossmore overcame CJ Kickhams Mullinahone by 1-23 to 1-20.

Following last weekends games the draws and fixtures for the next round of games in the FBD hurling championships were made and are as follows:

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Finals

Kiladangan v Holycross Ballycahill on Friday September 15th @ 7.45pm in FBD Semple Stadium

Toomevara v Clonoulty Rossmore on Sunday September 17th @ 2pm in FBD Semple Stadium

Drom & Inch v Thurles Sarsfields on Sunday September 17th @ 3.45pm in FBD Semple Stadium

Loughmore Castleiney v Roscrea on Saturday September 16th @ 3.30pm in FBD Semple Stadium

FBD Insurance County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Finals

Lorrha Dorrha v Clonakenny on Saturday September 16th @ 3pm in Nenagh

Cashel King Cormacs v Gortnahoe Glengoole on Sunday September 17th @ 3.45pm in Holycross

Burgess v Thurles Sarsfields on Saturday September 16th @ 3pm in Borrisoleigh

Carrick Swan v Killenaule on Sunday September 17th @ 2pm in Clonmel

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Finals

Drom & Inch v Golden Kilfeacle on Saturday September 16th @ 2pm in Dundrum

Cappawhite v Kilsheelan Kilcash on Saturday September 16th @ 2pm in Cahir

Boherlahan Dualla v Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams in Sunday September 17th @ 12.30pm in Cashel

Borrisokane v Moneygall on Saturday September 16th @ 1.30pm in Nenagh

FBD Insurance County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Relegation Semi Finals

Moyne Templetuohy v Newport on Sunday September 17th @ 2pm in Holycross

Sean Treacys v Portroe on Saturday September 16th @ 5pm in Newport

FBD Insurance Intermediate Hurling Relegation Semi Finals

Upperchurch Drombane v Arravale Rovers on Saturday September 16th @ 4pm in Dundrun

Shannon Rovers v Kiladangan on Saturday September 16th @ 5pm in Cloughjordan

FBD Insurance Junior A Hurling Championship Quarter Finals

Ballinahinch v Lattin Cullen on Sunday September 17th @ 12.30pm in Cappawhite

Clonoulty Rossmore v Roscrea on Saturday September 23rd @ 3pm in The Ragg

JK Brackens v Moyle Rovers on Sunday September 17th @ 12.30pm in Littleton

Clonmel Óg v Holycross Ballycahill on Sunday September 17th @ 12.30pm in New Inn

FBD Insurance under 19 A Hurling Championship Semi Final

Holycross Ballycahill or Thurles Sarsfields v Carrick Swan or St. Mary’s  on Tuesday September 19th @ 8pm in Clonoulty

FBD Insurance under 19 B Hurling Championship Semi Final

Gortnahoe Glengoole or Loughmore Castleiney v St. Patricks on Wednesday September 20th @ 8pm in Templetuohy

Tipperary Association in Dublin

On Saturday September 30th, members of the Tipperary Association are taking a tour of the Croke Park Museum and Stadium. The tour starts at 11.30 am. The  Tour Guide will be Tom Ryan. Many of our hurling fraternity will know Tom from Na Fianna Club. His late  father was a Tipperary native. The cost is 10 euro per person. The entrance is behind the Cusack Stand

The group will assemble at 11.10 am. The tour last approximately 2 hours, comfortable are shoes advisable. There is a cafe beside the Museum If interested text Pat Ryan (Secretary)087 6376663

Juvenile News

All roads lead to Clonoulty on Sunday 17th for County U13 hurling finals. Kicking off at 10.30am with the D Final Rockwell Rovers v Kilruane MacDonaghs

11am C final Ballingarry v Templederry Kenyons

11.30am B Final Fethard v Moycarkey Borris

12pm  A Final Cashel King Cormacs v Kilruane MacDonaghs

Tipperary Football Committee Meeting

The Tipperary Football Committee Meeting planned for Wednesday 12 Sept 2023 has been postponed and is rescheduled for Wednesday  20 Sept 2023 at 8pm in Lar na Pairce.

Tipperary Clubs Draw

Phelans Market House, Bar was the venue for the September draw and was hosted by the Roscrea club. On the night the star prize of a Citroen C3 or €18,000 was won by Portroe’s Michael Malone, second prize of €5000 went to Richard Hurley who is a member with the Moyne Templetuohy club, while the €4000 lotto jackpot was won by Ballina’s John Healy. Congratulations to all the winners who were lucky enough to be drawn out on the night.


It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of former Tipperary player John Kelly last week. John, wore the number 3 jersey when the Premier County defeated Kilkenny in the 1971 All-Ireland SHC final. He had previously won an Under 21 medal in 1967.

John also won both a Fitzgibbon Cup medal and a Cork senior championship medal with UCC. A member of the Cappawhite club, he wrote his club’s history some years ago. John was a secondary teacher, and was very highly regarded all over Tipperary and beyond for his contribution both as a hurler, teacher and community worker.

We extend our sympathies to John’s wife Mary, sons Denis and Daniel, daughters Maureen, Margaret and Catherine, brothers Dick and Denis Martin and his sister Meta. May he Rest in Peace.

GAA Oral History – Jimmy Butler Coffey

In the next of our oral history features, we listen to Jimmy Coffey was a hurler for Tipperary minor team and then senior team from 1926 to 1947. In this interview, he explains the highlights and lowlights of being a county player at the time. He recalls some great stories of his time as a player and mentions Tipperary best successes in the 1930s such as the 1930 All-Ireland finals against Cork and the 1937 All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. He discusses the differences between hurling now and hurling inhis childhood when he was playing with a crooked stick instead of a hurl. He also mentions playing against some of the best hurlers of that time like the Mackey brothers from Limerick and Paddy Phelan from Kilkenny. He also refers to events in Irish History, such as the Civil War and the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 1941, and how it had an impact on the county hurling team. The interview ends with Jimmy discussing his family involvement in the GAA.

You can listen to the full interview via the following link:

Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative

The GAA is currently seeking applications for the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative, which, in partnership with Foróige and The University of Galway, seeks to empower GAA members aged 15 to 18 years-old to make a positive difference in their club, county, and communities through values-based leadership.

During the programme the young GAA members gain aptitudes in essential leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment. Module one focuses on the individual and their leadership skills, building their self-awareness, community skills, values, and communication skills.

Module two focuses on their ability to lead as part of a team enabling them to cultivate their skills further. Module three focuses on their individual leadership aspirations and offers the participants the opportunity to lead their own project within their community from conception to completion.

The upcoming training dates are below:

Friday 6th October at 6.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturday 7th October 10am to 4pm

Friday 3rd November at 6.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturday 4th November 10am to 4pm

For further information contact National Community & Health Coordinator, Stephen Quinn,

Sports Medicine & Sports Science Conference

The GAA’s Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee, in association with the LGFA, Camogie Association, Gaelic Athletic Medical Association, Gaelic Games Sports Science Working Group, the GPA and the GAA/GPA’s official healthcare partner, UPMC, hosted a successful sports medicine and sports science conference on Saturday, September 2.

More than 100 inter-county medical and sports science practitioners travelled to the TUS Athlone campus to hear nine keynote speakers (and six additional speakers as part of a roundtable discussion) from a diverse range of backgrounds and specialty fields.

It is envisioned that the event will be the catalyst for greater collaboration amongst practitioners from different codes and areas of expertise and will lead to further community of practice and CPD opportunities for personnel in the future.

The thematic focus for the event was musculotendinous lower limb injuries in Gaelic Games and saw talks given on current key projects and initiatives ongoing in this sphere currently, such as the Gaelic Games Injury Management System on Foireann piloted this year among some male inter-county squads, as well as a broad range of other topics –

  • Hamstring Injury Assessment & Diagnosis (Dr Ronan Kearney)
  • Epidemiology of Injury (Dr Enda Whyte)
  • Diagnosis & Assessment of Calf Injuries (Dr Joe Jordan)
  • Female Physiology (Professor Kirsty Elliott-Sale)
  • Dealing with Long-Term Injury (Jessie Barr)
  • Return to Play Post-Calf Injury (David Breen)
  • The Journey to Gamespeed (Professor Ian Jeffreys)
  • Hamstring Rehab & Return to Play (Dr Jack Hickey)
  • Roundtable Discussion – Dealing with High Grade Musculotendinous Injury (Dr Aoife Lane, Colm Fuller, Cliodhna O’Connor, Rena Buckley, Ger Ryan, Dr Jamie Kearns)

For further information around future events and getting involved in key projects, or general queries, please reach out to GAA Player Welfare Manager, Eoghan Tuohey –

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By Jonathan Cullen Wed 13th Sep

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