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There was a number of games played in Rd 1 last weekend.
In the A championship in Division 1 Drom beat Moyne- Templetuohy by 2-21 to 0-6 and Upperchurch and Brackens game ended all square Upperchurch 4-9 Brackens 2-15,and in Division 2 Moycarkey had a big win over Loughmore, Moycarkey 2-23 Loughmore 0-12. In the B championship Holycross defeated neighbours Boherlahan by 3-15 to 2-10 and Clonakenny were winners over Gortnahoe by 2-12 to 1-9.
Mid semi-finalists Drom and Moycarkey were in action last Friday evening in Littleton in Rd 1 of the Cahill Cup and Drom emerged victorious with the final score Drom 4-10 Moycarkey 0-12.
Round 1 Draw
The draw has been made for Rd 1 of the county senior hurling championship.
County champions Thurles Sarsfields take on Nenagh Eire Og, Holycross play Moneygal, Boherlahan are drawn against Templederry and Brackens face Lorrha.
Roscrea v Cashel King Cormacs
Moneygall v Holycross Ballycahill
Thurles Sarsfields v Nenagh Éire Óg
Carrick Davins v Burgess
Boherlahan Dualla v Templederry Kenyons
Lorrha Dorrha v J K Brackens
Portroe v Golden Kilfeacle
Kilruane MacDonaghs v Borrisokane
Loughmore and Brackens who will meet in this year’s Mid senior football final met last Monday evening in Templetuohy in Rd 3 of the county senior football championship and Loughmore came out on top winning the game by one point, Loughmore 2-8 Bracken 0-13 .
Clonakenny had a big win over Ballybacon-Grange in Rd of the county intermediate Group 1 championship game last Wednesday evening in Boherlahan. The final score was Clonakenny 1-23 Ballybacon 2-8.
Sweeper Ryan Cup SF
Mixed luck for our Mid teams in the Sweeper Ryan Cup semi-finals last weekend with Upperchurch defeating Kildangan by 1-17 to 1-11 and Moycarkey going down to Portroe by 2-18 to 1-20.
Jim Devitt Cup SF
On Bank Holiday Monday JK Brackens were beaten by Silvermines in the semi-final of the Jim Devitt Cup and this evening in Holycross at 7.30 pm Thurles Sarsfields play Drom – Inch in the second semi-final and if this clash is half as good as their meeting recently in the Mid championship it certainly will be worth seeing.
Congratulations to Tipperary U21 hurlers who defeated Limerick in the QF of the Munster U21 hurling championship last Friday evening in Semple Stadium.
Mid Tipperary were well represented on the starting fifteen and on the panel. Tipp will now face Cork in the semi-final on July 17th in Semple Stadium.
Wishing the Tipperary senior and intermediate hurling team the very best in their Munster semi-final clash against Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds , Limerick on Sunday.
The intermediate game will start at 1:45pm with the senior game at 4pm. Admission prices are as follows: Covered Stand: Adult E30, Juvenile E5; Uncovered Stand: Adult E25, Juvenile E5; Stand Concession: E10 for students and OAP’s with id. Terrace: Adult E15 Terrace Concession: E5 for students and OAP’s..
Last Friday evening in the Thurles Sarsfields GAA clubhouse the third annual Thurles Sarsfields International Hurling Festival was launched by Minster of State Alan Kelly.
There was a very large attendance present for the launch and the hurling festival will be held on Munster Final weekend ie July 12th and 13th.
This year’s festival will also include road bowling, wheelchair hurling, camogie, Camán Abú and other social events. Sixteen teams will take part in the hurling festival and it promises to be a great weekend.
A huge amount of time and planning has been put in by the organising committee to make this year’s festival a success and we wish all involved in hosting this year’s festival the very best.
The first draw for the 2013/14 Tipperary Clubs Draw took place last Friday night, May 31 in The Templemore Arms. Congratulations to the following winners from the Division.
E500 Anthony Healy Newhill Two Mile Borris
E500 William Fogarty Kiltillane Templemore
E500 Tom Maher Longorchard Templetuohy
E200Michael Ryan Loughmore Village Loughmore
E200 Peggy Lafferty Manna Templemore
E200 Niall McCormack Kyle Killea Templemore
Tipperary County GAA Board in conjunction with Powerstown Park, Clonmel are running a horse race meeting on Friday 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 clubs or pubs could organise a bus to get people to the race track as this is going to be a massive social event with barbecues, bouncing castles etc with plenty of entertainment for all ages. Corporate Tables are available for the evening to seat 10 people at a total cost of E500 and this would be a great way of treating clients or business associates to a night out in appreciation for their support.
The E50 per head includes entry to race, a Meal and Race Card.
There will be a tipster serving all tables. An individual may purchase a seat for E50. To sponsor a race on the night will cost E2,000.00 and sponsors will be guests of the County Board and will present the winning owner with the prize from their sponsored race.
Photograph of same will appear in the local press subsequently. Sponsors will receive entry to the race meeting for 4 people with an Option of further E10 tickets. Sponsors and their guests will be in the VIP section where wine and food will be provided, the Race Card will feature their names on the race that they are sponsoring, and as much publicity as possible in the local and daily papers.
The sponsors will also receive a half page ad in the race programme.
County players will be present at the meeting to meet and greet the punters.
There is a new format Poc Fada competition being run this year. A valuable prize is now available for the winner of the Senior Provincial competition.
A county final medal will be presented to the U16 and Senior County Final winner. The Galtee Mountains are the proposed site for the County Finals of the U16 and Senior competition in Tipperary. This venue will also be the site for the Provincial Finals. The date for the County Finals is Saturday June 8.
Three entrants are permitted from each division in both the U16 and Senior competition.
Entrants are asked to bring a marker and a flag man with them on the day. Markers and flag men will be requested to act for competitors from other divisions. Senior and Juvenile Divisional Boards will select the competitors from their divisions via local competitions if necessary.
For further details, please contact Dinny Maher Games Manager, Tipperary GAA on 086-3551830 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Wishes in Exams
We wish all students sitting the Intermediate and Leaving Certificate exams the very best of luck over the coming weeks.