All the news on the Tipperary GAA scene this week.
CLEAN IRELAND RECYCLING COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling championship semi-finals will take place on Sunday next, September 29 in Semple Stadium. Borris-Ileigh will play Loughmore Castleiney at 3.30pm and Kildangan will play Nenagh Eire Og at 5pm. After two successive years in which no team from the North Division reached the semi-finals, the Division has rebounded emphatically in 2013 with 3 teams in the semi-finals, where they are joined by last year’s defeated semi-finalists Loughmore Castleiney. Kildangan are the only reigning divisional champions remaining in the competition. The semi-final records of the 4 clubs are: Borris-Ileigh – played 15, won 12, lost 3; Loughmore Castleiney- played 11, won 4, lost 7; Kildangan – played 4, won 2, lost 2; and Nenagh Eire Og - played 11, won 4, lost 7. The O Riain (New) Stand only will be open on Sunday and admission will be €15 for adults, €10 for students and OAPs with id (purchase ticket for €15 and claim refund at stile 53) and juveniles under 16 free of charge. Tickets will be on sale in Centra outlets as follows: Sheedy’s in Nenagh, Shanahan’s in Borrisoleigh and Nugent’s in Templemore and supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to speed up access to the stand on Sunday. For supporters purchasing on the day, tickets will need to be bought at the ticket booths inside the main entrance gate before proceeding to the stiles. The Dome will be open from 1.30pm to allow supporters view the All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football final between Tipperary and Cavan on the big screens at 2pm.
MATCH ADMISSION PACKAGE REDUCED TO €50
With less games now left in the championships, Tipperary Co Board have reduced their match admission package to €50 and this covers every County Hurling and Football championship game in all grades from minor up to senior for the remainder of 2013. This €50 package is available from Lár na Pairce or can be purchased as your admission ticket for entry to the Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SH Championship semi-finals this Sunday in Semple Stadium.
KEN HOGAN AND WILLIAM MAHER STEP DOWN
Tipperary County Board has been informed by Ken Hogan and William Maher that they are stepping down as under 21 and minor hurling managers respectively. See page 41 for more.
CLEAN IRELAND RECYCLING SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Galtee Rovers / St. Pecaun and JK Brackens qualified for the quarter finals of the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football championship last weekend. Galtee Rovers defeated Kilsheelan Kilcash by 1-10 to 0-10 and JK Brackens defeated Thomas MacDonaghs by 1-10 to 0-10. The remaining preliminary quarter final between Cahir and Arravale Rovers is fixed for Friday September 29 at New Inn at 7.30pm. The quarter finals will be played on the weekend of October 6 with the following pairings: Loughmore Castleiney v Arravale Rovers or Cahir; Clonmel Commercials v Éire Óg Annacarty Donohill; Aherlow Gaels v Galtee Rovers; Moyle Rovers v J K Brackens.
CLEAN IRELAND RECYCLING INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
In the semi-finals of the Clean Ireland Intermediate Hurling championship Ballina will play Lattin Cullen Gaels at Drombane at 2pm on Saturday September 28 and Moyne Templetuohy will play Newport at The Ragg at 12 noon on Sunday September 29.
ALL IRELAND INTERMEDIATE LADIES FOOTBALL FINAL
We extend our very best wishes to the Tipperary Intermediate ladies football team for the All Ireland final against Cavan at Croke Park on Sunday next September 29. Throw in is at 2pm.
JOHNNY RYAN LINESMAN FOR ALL IRELAND SH FINAL REPLAY
Good luck to Tipperary inter-county referee, Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla who will be linesman for the All Ireland senior hurling final replay between Clare and Cork on Saturday evening next.
TIPPERARY POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ SERVICING OFFICER
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Tipperary Post-Primary Schools’ Servicing Officer (Part-Time/Temporary). The person appointed will be employed by Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann C.L.G. Lár na Pairce, Thurles. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the provision of administrative, clerical and games planning/management services to the County Post-Primary Schools Committee. The person will also be responsible for the provision of administrative and logistical back up for County Post Primary School games and events plus other administrative/clerical duties as may be assigned from time to time. The appointee will be required to work evenings and at weekends as the schools fixtures schedule demands and will also work in co-operation with the Munster Post Primary Schools Servicing Officer. The successful Candidate shall be offered a short fixed-term contract, the duration of which will coincide with the current Post Primary Schools season, which has just commenced. The closing date for applications is Monday Sept 30 2013. Applications in writing to; Rúnaí Choiste Chontae, Lar na Páirce, Durlas Eile, Co Tiobraid Árann; email: firstname.lastname@example.org