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West Tipperary GAA Scene – January 24th 2017

January 25th, 2017

County Championship Draws:
The draws took place for this years County Senior Hurling and Football and Intermediate Hurling championships in the Sarsfields Centre, Thurles on Monday night last.

In the Tipperary Water Senior Hurling Championship Clonoulty/Rossmore have been drawn in Group 2 of Roinn 1 along with Drom & Inch, Portroe and Ballina.

Eire Og Annacarty Donohill have been drawn in Group 4 of Roinn 1 with Killenaule, Mullinahone and Burgess

In the Seamus O Riain Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams have been drawn in a group of three in Group 4 of Roinn 2 alongside Lorrha-Dorrha and Holycross-Ballycahill.

The 2017 Tipperary Water Senior Football Championship Draw will see two local derbies.
In Group 2, West Champions Aherlow Gaels have been drawn with Arravale Rovers. They are joined in the group by County finalists Moyle Rovers and last year’s County Intermediate Champions Fethard.
In Group 3, Galtee Rovers and Eire Og Annacarty Donohill will come up against each other and they will be joined in the group by Ardfinnan and County Champions Loughmore/Castleiney.

In the 2017 Tipperary Water Intermediate Hurling Championship, West teams have also been drawn to face each other.
In Group 1, Golden/Kilfeacle are in a group of four along with last year’s Mid Champions and County finalists Thurles Sarsfields, Gortnahoe/Glengoole, and North Champions Ballinahinch
Group 4 sees West Champions Sean Treacys drawn with 2015 West Champions Cashel King Cormacs. They will be joined by Shannon Rovers and Carrick Davins.
Group 5 sees three West teams, Lattin Cullen Gaels, Cappawhite and Arravale Rovers. They are joined by last year’s County Junior A Champions Kildangan,
Galtee Rovers have been drawn in Group 6 which is a group of three. They are joined in the group by Kilsheelan/Kilcash and Moyle Rovers

Tipperary County Board Strategic Review Survey:
The Tipperary County Board Strategic Review Committee has embarked on an Online Questionnaire on a range of topics, to get a real insight into opinions about the GAA in Tipperary. The exercise is part of a broader strategic review currently underway, to form an understanding of where we stand at present and how we can develop in the future. Feedback received will form the basis of a new Strategic Plan for the GAA in the county.

In seeking to be a successful organisation that is supported by effective strategies, structures and systems, it is important that all stakeholders, including members, officials, players and the wider community are consulted to elicit as broad a range of views as possible.
Details of the surveys have been sent to all clubs and the cooperation of club officers is sought to ensure that the views of a wide range of players and officials are included.
A further survey to gauge the views of the general public on GAA activities throughout the county is also available. This can be accessed on the Tipperary GAA website or directly with the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WN8STX5

The closing date for all surveys has been extended to 5th February.

Club Referee Training:
Basic Club Referee Training Courses are provided every two years by trained Referee Tutors in County Tipperary. Held over 4 nights in Thurles, the course is developed in conjunction with Croke Park and supported through the Provincial Munster Referees Administrators. Dates for the Training Course are as follows –

(Sarsfields Centre, Thurles – ALL 7:30pm)
Thursday 26 Jan 2017
Thursday 2 February 2017
Thursday 9 February 2017 (ON LINE Timed Module)
Thursday 16 February 2017

Training as a Club Referee involves the following modules:
Rules of Specification / The Play / Scores/ Powers and Duties of the Referee Technical Fouls / Set Play / Aggressive Fouls / Dissent / Referee’s Report / Rules Test / Fitness Test

Modules are “classroom” based and involve attendance and participation by the prospective referees. A timed Rules Test is centrally organised by Croke Park, which the participants complete “on-line”, with a pass-mark set which must be achieved for successful progression

An initial trial Fitness Test, i.e. a “BANGSBO or BEEP Test” will be used to familiarise new entrants with the levels required. A standard test will be used later in the year to monitor progression with a view to the achievement of a minimum standard required for qualification.

Following completion of the Training Course the successful candidate is certified as qualified by Coiste Ríaracháin Réiteoirí Contae Tiobraid Árann as a Réiteoir Chlub or Club Level Referee. It is recommended for Foundation Referees to be appointed to referee games up to and including U14 for a period of 2 years.

We are now seeking applications from interested individuals, who are considering taking up the role as Club Referee and applications must be submitted through their respective Club Secretary on the relevant Application Form which is available online on the Tipperary GAA website.
Application Form – Level 1 Basic Foundation Club Referee Course 2017

Munster PPS:
Commiserations to Rockwell College who were defeated by Coachford College in the Munster Senior B Football semi-final on Friday last in Youghal. Match Report

For a full update of all Munster Post Primary schools fixtures and results please using the following link http://munstergaapps.ie/fixtures-results/

Third Level:
Best of luck to all those from the West taking part in this year’s Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cups which start this week.

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Francis Coughlan
West Tipperary GAA PRO

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