Senior Football Championship Replay
Loughmore-Castleiney had a comprehensive win over Moycarkey-Borris in the Mid senior football championship replay and advanced to the decider against JK Bracken’s. Loughmore won the game by 2-13 to 1-7.
In round one of the minor B football championship Gortnahoe-Glengoole defeated Thurles Gaels by 3-7 to 0-10.
Templetuohy Bus and Car
Hire Junior Hurling League
In round four of the junior hurling league Moyne-Templetuohy were beaten by Clonakenny (1-12 to 2-12) and Gortnahoe-Glengoole came out on top by against Knock winning the game by 3-11 to 1-11.
Clubs Draw 2013-2014
The first draw of the Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw for 2013-2014 takes place in the Templemore Arms Hotel on Friday night May 31st. Time is running out to join the draw. Please contact your local GAA club or you can contact Tipperary GAA office at 0504 22702 and ask for Martina Cleary.
Welcome home to
the Premier County
Tipperary County GAA Board will hold a special and unique event on the weekend of the 8/9th of June to mark the National effort to welcome home our emigrants from abroad. An invitation is extended to all those Tipperary natives residing abroad who either played for their county in any grade or for their club or had in involvement as an officer or a member of their club at any level.
The invitation includes: Saturday, June 8th - a visit to Brú Ború, Cashel at 8pm for a night of cultural entertainment followed by refreshments, with songs and stories in a rambling house style format at which the guests would participate.
Sunday, June 9th - the guests will be brought by bus from a central location in County Tipperary to Limerick Gaelic Grounds for the Tipperary v Limerick Munster senior hurling championship game. Following the game the guests will be treated to a reception and meal in a Limerick hotel. The costs of the above will be borne by Tipperary County Board and Irish public bodies who have grant aided the project. Flights and accommodation will be the responsibility of the guests. Special rates can be arranged in Tipperary hotels to facilitate those who require accommodation.
Thurles Sarsfields GAA club will hold their annual International Hurling Festival on July 12th and 13.
The festival will be centred around the international hurling competitions for the Tom Semple and Carew Cups, names famously associated with Thurles. The festival will include road bowling, wheelchair hurling, camogie, Camán Abú and other social events will take place that weekend. Coming to this year’s festival are the following: all the way from Salt Lake City Fr. Paddy Carley and 30 friends travelling here for the festival.
Two busloads from Indianapoliis, Illinois, are spending a week in the area.
Tom Bergin from Moyne is coming with an enhanced group of Kilburn Gaels hoping to make it a three-in-a-row for the Tom Semple Cup. John O’Riordan, from Ardfurt, the Kilbrun Chairman is determined to keep the cup.
Seán Callanan with Dunboyne is back for the third year hoping this time it will be third-time lucky for them.
Former Sarsfields players Colm O’Rourke, Jamie Murphy and David Kerins will bring the All-Irish speaking Setanta’s back again.
Ger Collins, former Tipp county minor, is bringing back Naoimh Moninne for the third time. Louth are also sending a road bowling team to compete in the Cusack Cup.
McCormack is a name very much associated with Thurles Sarsfields. The McCormack clan from Keady are coming back a third time expecting this time to win the Tom Semple trophy. They also have strong ambitions in the road bowling.
Mayo are coming with a huge contingent, Toureen (the Carew Cup holders) and Castlebar for the hurling, Ballina for Camán Abú and Westport for Road Bowling. David Hughes and Peter Goggin are the current Interprovincial Michael Cusack Cup champions. Adrian Hession, the Mayo development officer, is the driving force here.
A second Setanta team from the gaeltacht in Donegal, are also coming.
Ballyduff and Causeway from Kerry are coming.
North Cork are represented from the birth place of Dr Croke, Kilbrin.
Last year Manorhamilton became the first Leitrim team to hurl in Thurles and Steve Feeney is bringing them back this year for more.
Damian O’Doherty and Na Magha from Derry are coming back again.
Fulham Irish from London, under Michael Ruby from Kilshannig in North Cork will be the third London club to take part in the Tom Semple Cup.
It is great to see Naas hurling manager Pat English bring his native Carlow club Ballykellin to this year’s festival. Another new entrant this year is the Rialto club from Dublin under David Broderick.
Bernie O’Dowd and Louise Lanigan, Thurles Sarsfields Camogie, and Deirdre Murphy from the Munster Council are organising a senior 7-aside camogie tournament in St Patrick’s college. A fantastic addition to the festival.