The Mid Tipperary GAA Board AGM was held in Killea last Friday night. This was preceded by mass for the deceased Gaels of the division and their family and friends which was celebrated by Fr Dominic Meehan. Our thanks to Fr Dominic who was ordained a few weeks ago and we wish him every health and happiness in his ministry.
There was a large attendance at the AGM and as usual Jonathan Cullen secretary’s report was exceptionally detailed and comprehensive and very well presented covering all the games during the year.
Well done to Jonathan on an outstanding report again this year. Liz Flanagan Treasurer of the Board gave a very detailed account of the finances of the Board over the past twelve months and Liz in her first year in the job as Treasurer has done a remarkable job and has to be complimented for the effort and expertise she has displayed in a very difficult role.
Chairman of the Board John Devane gave a most eloquent address to convention and congratulated all the clubs who were victorious during the year and thanked all the clubs for their co-operation and support over the past twelve months and also thanked all the referees and everyone who contributed in any way to the successful running of the games during the year.
President of the Board Pat Cullen also spoke on the night and thanked everyone for their contribution. Other speakers included county chairman Sean Nugent and Munster Council representative PJ Maher. John Donovan was elected Assistant Treasurer of the Mid Board last Friday night and we congratulate John on his election. John has given outstanding service to both the Mid and County Board over many years and it is a huge bonus to the Mid Board to have the benefit of John’s expertise with us again.
Congratulations and well done to Killea GAA club who did an outstanding job in hosting this year’s AGM, which was the first time the club held the Mid Board AGM. It was obvious to all that a lot of work and planning was done in preparation for the night.
Everything was done to perfection and well done to the officers and committee members and to the catering personnel on making the 2013 Mid Board AGM such a success.
Loughmore–Castleiney- Munster Club of the Year
Congratulations to Loughmore- Castleiney who received the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Club of the Year Award 2013 on Saturday night at a gala dinner in the Malton Hotel in Killarney.
Mid Tipperary GAA History
With Christmas approaching and you are considering buying a GAA book for yourself or for a member of your family or a friend or someone overseas why not purchase any of the three Volume’s of the Mid Tipperary GAA History covering the period 1884 to 2007 for just €10. This special price is on offer at the moment and is an ideal gift for Christmas. Copies can be purchased at Lár na Páirce, Thurles and also at Bookworm in Thurles.
Clean Ireland Recycling County U21A Semi-Final
Well done to Thurles Sarsfields on a great win over Clonoulty-Rossmore last Sunday in Holycross in the county U21 A hurling semi-final. Sarsfields were dominant throughout the hour and ran out easy winners with the final score Sarsfields 0-23 Clonoulty 0-13. Sarsfields will now play Kilruane Mac Donaghs in the county final which possible will be held this weekend. See fixtures list for details.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw
The December Tipperary Clubs Draw took place in Quinlan’s Pub in Moyne on Friday night December 6. Congratulations to the following from the division who won prize money in the December Draw: €500 Dominic Wixted, €500 Gerard A Spain, €500 Noel Kennedy, €500 Denis & Eileen Ryan, €500 Ann Walsh, €500 William Prout, €200 Ronan Ely, €200 Joe Lawlor, €200 (Conf) Michael Moore, €200 (Conf) Nora Foy.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Ger Corbett , Thurles Sarsfields and to his two sons Jack & James and to the Corbett and Curran family on the sudden passing of Ger’s wife Margaret. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam