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Tipperary GAA Scene – September 15th 2021

September 15th, 2021 | By Jonathan Cullen

FBD Insurance County Championships

Clonmel Commercials will be hoping to continue their good start to the Intermediate Football Championship this weekend.

Following the results of last weekends round 2 games in the FBD Insurance county hurling championships, there will be some very mouth watering games in the final round  on the weekend of September 25th & 26th. As things stand in the senior hurling championship it looks like Kilruane MacDonaghs and Kiladangan are through to the Quarter Finals, while Moycarkey Borris and Roscrea look to be out of the race. After that there will be there will be 12 teams battling in=t out for the six remaining knock out slots. In the Seamus Ó Riain Cup Gortnahoe-Glengoole, Templederry Kenyons and Thurles Sarsfields have reached the Quarter Finals with Burgess now out of the Championship e race and in the Intermediate its still all to play for as no team has made the Quarter Finals at this stage.

The attention next weekend switches back to the Senior and Intermediate football championships the feature game next weekend from a livestreaming point of view will be the Moyle Rovers v Aherlow which takes place in Cashel on Sunday at 2pm and you can access this games via the following link: https://page.inplayer.com/TipperaryGAA/ . Remember that tickets for all games are now on general sale via the tickets section of the Tipperary GAA website at a cost of €10.


County Managerial Appointments

Following a meeting of the Tipperary management committee last Wednesday evening, all but one of the managerial appointments for 2022 have been made. Our new senior hurling manager will be Colm Bonnar who will bring extensive previous experience to his new challenge of being manager for the Tipperary Senior hurling team. Apart from his 17 years playing with Tipperary teams between 1982 and 2000, where he played in 17 Munster Finals (winning 11) and 10 All-Ireland finals (winning 5), Colm’s management career has also seen him build up a catalogue of experience and success across many teams.

Following retirement from playing with Tipperary, Colm first cut his teeth at intercounty coaching where, with Michael Cleary and Sean Hennessy he coached the Tipperary camogie team to their senior All Ireland win of 1999. He then joined Gerald McCarthy (later Justin McCarthy) with Waterford senior hurlers as coach/physical trainer when they won their first Munster title in 2002 after a 39 year gap.

Colm then moved back to his native county as Physical trainer/selector of the Tipperary senior team with Ken Hogan from 2004-2005, unfortunately with little success in this period. Colm progressed on from this however to manage the Wexford senior hurling team from 2008 to 2011 where they won the div 2 league final, beating Clare in the final.

Colm got a great insight into Kilkenny hurling and further success when he co-managed with Andy Moloney and coached Ballyhale to a club All Ireland title in 2015. Then, in a 3 year period from 2017 to 2020, Colm was the manager of the Carlow senior hurlers where in successive years, he brought them from Div 2, to Div 1B and up to Division 1 hurling. In this time Carlow had their most successful period in hurling winning the Christy Ring, Joe McDonagh and they played in the Leinster Senior hurling round robin championship.

Throughout all of this time Colm Bonnar has been ever associated with the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Fitzgibbon Cup where he has managed WIT to 6 Fitzgibbon cup championship wins and numerous Fresher All Ireland hurling wins. He also managed WIT to their first Purcell Cup and Ashbourne cup (camogie) wins.

The Tipperary under 2o hurlers will also have a new man in charge next year as Brendan Cummins takes over from John Devane who stepped down after a two year period in charge. Brendan will also bring great enthusiasm and passion to the role having gained great experience through his involvement with the Laois and Kerry hurlers as well as the knowledge he has gained as an inter county hurler over many years. At under 17 level James Woodlock will continue as manager and he will be hoping that he can build on the work and experience which both the players and management team will have gained during 2021. On the football front both senior and under 20 management teams will remain in place with David Power in charge of the seniors and Paddy Christie managing the under 20’s. The appointment of a under 17 football manager has yet to take place but is expected to be finalised in the coming weeks. We wish all management teams the very best of good luck for the year ahead and we all look forward to many great days on the playing fields.


Scór News

Coiste Náisiúnta Scór are delighted to announce the dates for the outstanding Scór Sinsear Provincial and All-Ireland Finals from 2020. Craobh Scór Sinsear Laighean will take place on the 23rd of October with the Connacht finals to take place the following day, 24th of October. The Ulster finals will take place the following Saturday, 30th of October with the Munster final to take play on Sunday, 31st of October. Venues to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, the Scór Sinsear 2020 All-Ireland finals will take place in CLG Chonnacht’s newly built Dome in Bekan, outside Claremorris in Mayo, on Saturday, 20th of November, 2021.

On behalf of the Coiste Naisiúnta Scór, Cathaoirleach Tomás Ó Muirí, expressed his delight that the Scór GAA community can now finish up where they left off way back in March 2020.

‘I am absolutely delighted to announce that Coiste Náisiúnta Scór are now in a place where we can recommence our Scór Sinsear 2020 Finals in a safe and manageable way. I am also very happy to announce that the All-Ireland finals will take place in CLG Chonnacht’s newly built ‘Dome’ and I would like to put on record my thanks to all that have made this possible. Tá mé ag súil go mór le sibh uilig a fheiceáil go luath. Tugaigí aire.’

Dátaí don dialann

Craobh Scór Sinsear Laighean 2020 23 Deireadh Fómhair, 2021

Craobh Scór Sinsear Chonnacht 2020 24 Deireadh Fómhair, 2021

Craobh Scór Sinsear Uladh 2020 30 Deireadh Fómhair, 2021

Craobh Scór Sinsear na Mumhan 2020 31 Deireadh Fómhair, 2021

Babhtaí Ceannais na hÉireann 2020 20 Samhain, 2021


Certificate in Sports Club Administration

TSP is contributing 75% of fees for Certificate in Sports Club Administration Level 6 (Special Purpose Award).Tipperary Sports Partnership and LIT Tipperary have joined forces to develop a bespoke special purpose award to support sports clubs in Tipperary in the administration and running of their clubs. The programme will commence on 11th October 2021 and will run for 20 weeks (there will be a break at Christmas). This course will adopt an blended learning approach where the participants will engage in online tutorials via Microsoft Teams. Each participant will receive a Level 6 Special Purpose Award at the end of the Programme. Clubs are now invited to nominate a club member onto this course.

TSP through Dormant Account Funds from Sport Ireland funded the development of this award and course fees for clubs in Tipperary This programme is subsidised by Tipperary Sports Partnership for applicants from Tipperary clubs with a fee of €100 plus online booking fee, for those applicants outside of Tipperary the fee is €400 plus online booking fee.

Places will be awarded to Sports Clubs on a first come first served basis as there is a minimum amount of spaces available.

For registration and more information go to www.tipperarysports.ie Sport Ireland Limerick  Institute of Technology – LIT #tipperarysports #LITTipperary #sportsclubs #Tipperary


Michael Ormond Loughmore-Castleiney RIP

The death took place last week of former Tipperary footballer Michael Ormond Loughmore-Castleiney.  Michael’s county football career was cut short due to injury including two leg breakages, he played on the minor team of 1956 but lost to Limerick 4-06 to 3-06. He played junior and senior in 1957, but in a challenge game v Dublin in 1958 he had his first leg break, thus keeping him out of action until the following  year where he played junior losing to Limerick in first round. He had made his way back to the senior team for 1960 campaign but misfortune struck once more when in Mid Tipperary Senior Semi Final, he suffered a second leg breakage thus ending his County career. We extend our sympathies to his wife Mary, daughters Brid & Grace, sons Michael, Thomas & Paul and the extended Ormond family. May Michael Rest In Peace.


Tipperary Clubs Draw

The all new 2021 – 2022 Tipperary Clubs draw has been launched and once again this year it is packed with amazing prizes, none more so than the star prize in draw no 1. Not only will the lucky winner be driving off in a brand new Renault Captur E-Tech 2 from Cleary Motors Thurles, they will also win title ownership of racehorse Sean Hogan. The winner collects all prize money from his races & gets to meet the horse and select colours that he runs in. Sean Hogan the 6-year-old prizewinning racehorse is trained in Tipperary by Mouse Morris. In total this years draw will have 11 cars, cash prizes ranging from €5000 to €200 as well as the monthly lotto jackpot which will be a minimum of €3000, and some very attractive holidays including a Family Holiday to Australia, Cheltenham Trip for 4, Florida Family Holiday, Lapland Trip for 4 and a Golf Holiday for 6. And as the saying goes “You have got to be in it to win it”, so if you want to be in with a chance of winning a prize while also helping your local club financially, you can join now via the Tipperary GAA website https://tipperary.gaa.ie/shop/tipperary-2021-2022-draw/ , by contacting Lar Na Pairce or with your local club promoter and it only costs €100 for the year.


Friends of Tipperary Football

The Friends of Tipperary Football will hold their annual golf classic in Thurles Golf Club over two days on September 24th and 25th. This event is always a very enjoyable outing and always attracts great support from clubs, businesses, and individuals throughout the county and further afield. If you would like to enter a team at a cost of €120 you are asked to contact the event coordinator Martin Dwyer on 086 2549154 for more details.


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