Andy Fogarty’s round-up of all the news from Mid Tipperary.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Tipperary U21 B Hurling Final
Congratulations to Moyne- Templetuohy Og on a tremendous win over Borrisokane in the county U21 B hurling final played in Moneygall on the last Sunday of the year.
This was a great victory for the team in what was a very close fought encounter and in the end what separated the sides were the two second half goals, the first one scored by Martin Kelly Moyne-Templetuohy Og’s captain which was a great strike early in the second half and the second goal scored by Paul Maher late in the game.
Overall Moyne – Templetuohy Og deserved their victory and what a way for both clubs to end the season.
Well done to the players and management team from Moyne – Templetuohy and Killea who have formed a very successful partnership over the past few years winning the county Minor B title in 2009, the U21 B title in 2011 and again in 2012.
Canon Hayes Sports Award
Congratulations to Loughmore – Castleiney GAA club on winning the Canon Hayes Sports (County) Award.
The club received the award at a function in the Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort recently.
Mid Tipperary GAA History
Just a reminder that patrons can purchase any of the three Volume’s of the Mid Tipperary GAA History covering the period 1884 to 2007 for just €10.
Copies can be purchased at Lár na Páirce, Thurles and also at Bookworm in Thurles.
22 County Titles Won
In Last 5 Year’s
Over the last five years between 2009-2013, 22 county titles in hurling have been won by clubs from the Mid Division.
In senior hurling Mid teams have won the county championship in each of the last five years, with Thurles Sarsfields winning 3 titles, Drom & Inch winning their historic first in 2011 & Loughmore- Castleiney winning their third title this year.
Also the Munster senior club championship was won for the first time by Thurles Sarsfields last year. Two Junior A titles have been won, Moycarkey – Borris this year’s winners & Holycross – Ballycahill winners in 2010.
In Junior B three titles have come to the Mid, Holycross this year’s winners, with Drom & Inch,& Thurles Sarsfields also winning titles.
Four U21 A titles have been won with Thurles Sarsfields winning 3 & Loughmore – Castleiney winning their first ever title in 2011.
In U21 B three titles have been won in succession, Moyne – Templetuohy Og in 2011 and 2013 and Upperchurch-Drombane in 2012. Minor A county titles have been won by Thurles Sarsfields & Loughmore- Castleiney and in minor B three titles have been won with Drom & Inch , Holycross – Ballycahill & Moyne- Templetuohy Og winning one each .
Spirituality & Sport
St Patrick’s College, Thurles are holding a Conference in the College on January 24th & January 25th 2014 on ‘’ Exploring The Link Between Sport & Spirituality’’ The guest list of speakers include Rev. John Boyers who is the current Chaplain to Manchester United Football Club. Registration and further details : www.stpats.ie/about/conferences
North Tipperary Sports Partnership in association with the HSE are offering a SafeTALK ‘’ Suicide Alertness for Everyone ‘’ worhshop on Thursday January 16th. From 3.30 pm to 8pm in the Anner Hotel, Thurles. The workshop will provide basic and practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. For booking please contact Elaine @ 067-43604 or email@example.com.
We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of John Kennedy , Clongour, Thurles and late of the Ragg who died recently. May John Rest In Peace.
Club AGM will take place this Friday the 10th in glengoole hall at 8pm. All nominations can be given to club officer’s. The club would also like to invite anyone interested in getting involved in the club to come along on the night.