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Centenary Agri Senior
Hurling Championship SF
After a relatively quiet weekend last weekend on the club scene with the Tipperary senior and intermediate hurlers in action we have a bumper weekend of action on the club front this weekend.
All roads will lead to Holycross on Sunday for this year’s Centenary Agri senior hurling championship semi-finals.
Moycarkey-Borris and Loughmore- Castleiney will get the show on the road at 2pm and at 3.30 pm Drom – Inch will play Upperchurch – Drombane.
Loughmore and Drom will start as favourites as both teams have been very impressive in the championship so far.
Loughmore’s first Rd win over Thurles Sarsfields and Drom’s great win over Sarsfields in the quarter- final has certainly made both teams favourites to reach the final.
However Moycarkey and Upperchurch who have won their games very impressively also will take on their opponents with confidence and will no doubt believe that if they play to their potential they can cause an upset.
So we can look forward to two exciting and tremendous games of hurling on Sunday. In the event of a draw there will be extra-time in both games.
The road from Ballycahill to Holycross could be closed on Sunday due to road works and patrons coming to the game should avoid this route.
We are expecting a very large crowd in Holycross on Sunday so we ask patrons to come early and avoid the traffic delays. Finally we wish the four teams the very best of luck on Sunday.
County Senior Hurling
Championship Rd 1
On Saturday in Templemore at 7.30 pm Holycross will play Moneygall, and on Sunday in Moneygall at 12 noon Brackens will face Lorrha- Dorrha.
Sunday evening in the Ragg Boherlahan play Templederry Kenyons at 6pm and county champions Sarsfields will put their title on the line when they face Nenagh Eire Og at 7.30 pm also in the Ragg.
In the event of a draw at normal time extra-time will be played in all games. Wishing our four teams from the division the very best of luck.
Templetuohy Bus and Car
Hire Junior Hurling League
In the Junior hurling league Division 3 game Clonakeny defeated Knock by 3-10 to 1-9.
Junior A Hurling
Championship Division 2
In the local derby game between Thurles Gaels and Thurles Sarsfields B team on Saturday evening in Kickham Park it ended all square at 1-15 each.
Jim Devitt Cup SF
Last Wednesday evening in Holycross Drom and Thurles Sarsfields met in the Jim Devitt Cup semi-final and in another highly exciting game between these two great rivals Drom came out on top by one point Drom 0-17 Sarsfields 0-16.
This evening in Kickham Park at 7.30 pm Moyne- Templetuohy play Aherlow Gaels in the county senor football championship.
Four of our teams from the division were in action last weekend in the county Intermediate hurling championship. Moyne – Templetuohy defeated Father Sheedy’s by 5-22 to 0-7, Holycross and Lattin –Cullen Gaels ended all square at 3-12 each, Gortnahoe were winners over Rockwell Rovers by 1-14 to 1-12 and Drom came out on top against St Mary’s by 1-19 to 1-16. Well done to our teams from the Mid.
Tipperary Senior &
Intermediate Hurling Team
Congratulations to Tipperary intermediate hurlers on their win over Limerick last Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick and commiserations to the seniors who lost to the same opposition.
Primary Go Games
Congratulations to Casey Hennesy & John Ryan (Boherlahan NS), Jack Ryan (Holycross NS)and Geroid O Connor (Templetuohy NS) who took part in the Primary Go Games last Sunday in Limerick.
at Clonmel Races
A reminder that Tipperary County GAA Board in conjunction with Powerstown Park, Clonmel are running a horse race meeting on Friday evening June 14 with the first race commencing at 5.45pm.
The proceeds will go towards preparing the Tipperary County teams for their upcoming championship games.
General Admittance for advance ticket purchasers is E10 with barbecue food available on the night for E5. It’s E15 entry for people with no ticket purchased in advance.
There is a Prize Draw of 2 All Ireland tickets for people who buy a E10 ticket. It is hoped that there will be a large attendance for this very important fundraiser and we encourage all patrons and clubs in the division to support this fundraiser. County players will be present at the meeting to meet and greet the punters.
Down Memory Lane
If we look back ten years ago to the Mid senior hurling championship and recap how did next Sunday’s participants do in that championship. Loughmore started the championship in 2003 as champions having won the previous year’s final when they defeated Moycarkey in Templemore by 3-12 to 3-10.
In the first round games Drom were beaten by Thurles Sarsfields, Moycarkey were beaten by Holycross after a replay, and champions Loughmore were beaten after a replay by Uperchurch.
In the next round Drom went out of the championship after their loss to Moycarkey and Loughmore reached the quarter- final after beating Brackens. In the quarter-final Upperchurch defeated Moycarkey and Loughmore accounted for Holycross.
The stage was now set for the semi-finals and in the first of the semi-finals played in the Ragg on the 2nd August Thurles Sarsfields emerged victorious over Upperchurch by 2-15 to 1-16.
In the second semi-final played in Holycross on the 4th August Loughmore defeated Boherlahan by 2-12 to 1-14. The Mid final was played in Templemore on the 24th August and Loughmore held on to their crown when the defeated Sarsfields by 3-14 to 2-13.
David Kennedy won Man of the Match Award.Loughmore won Mid Board Senior Club of the Year in 2003 and in 2004 won the Mid senior final for the third year in –a –row when they defeated Boherlahan after a replay.
Also in 2003 in the county senior hurling championship relegation final Moycarkey were beaten by Clonoulty Rossmore by 1-15 to 1-13 in Holycross and were relegated to intermediate.