Andy Fogarty’s round-up of all the news on the Mid Tipperary GAA Scene this week.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Tipperary U21B Hurling SF
Moyne-Templetuohy Og qualified for the county U21 B hurling championship final when they defeated Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill in Boherlahan on a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-11. They will now meet Borrisokane in the county final after Borrisokane won their semi-final clash with Skeheenarinky comfortable. The final will take place on Sunday December 29th so at the time of going to press which is earlier than usual due to the Christmas holidays we can only hope that our Mid representatives end the year on a high note.
Tipperary Senior Hurlers 6K Run for Cancer Care
Thanks to all who took part in the 6K fun run / walk on Saturday December 21st in Thurles. A large crowd turned out in terrible weather conditions and thanks to everyone who braved the elements for such a worthy cause. All proceeds will be donated to 2 cancer related charities – Friends of St. Luke’s (www.friendsofstlukes.ie) at St. Luke’s Hospital Rathgar Dublin where Eddie Connolly is being treated and SuirHaven in Thurles which is a cancer support centre run by the North Tipperary Hospice. We wish Eddie continued success during this difficult time for him and his family and hopefully he will make a full recovery in the very near future.
Review Of 2013
A quick look back on 2013 from a Mid perspective. What a year it was with 4 county titles won in hurling and a fifth hurling title will be won if Moyne-Templetuohy Og can win the U21 B hurling title. County titles were won at senior, junior A & B and at U21A. Also county titles were contested in intermediate and minor hurling. In football 3 county titles were won, senior, junior A and minor B, and county finals were contested inU21 A and U21B and minor A. So in total in hurling and football Mid teams contested 13 county titles in 2013 and for the first time ever county senior titles in hurling and football were won by the same club and again we congratulate Loughmore- Castleiney on their historic success.
Scor na nOg Trath na gCeist
Scor na nOg Trath na gCeist will take place in Moyne Hall on January 18th 2014 commencing at 7.30pm. Questions on current affairs shall relate to a period of one year prior to date of quiz. GAA questions confined to a period of 20 years prior to date of Quiz.
A 40 million euro fund for important sports projects has been established. These sports grants can be availed of for the drainage of club pitches, installation of floodlights, improvement of sports halls, building of dressing rooms etc. They will of course have a positive impact on job creation in construction. The 2014 Sports Capital Programme will again provide much-needed capital funding for sporting organisations throughout the country.
GAA Lá Gaeilge in Coláiste na Rinne
Coiste Cultúrtha na Mumhan is organising an Irish language day in Coláiste na Rinne, An Rinn, Co Waterford on Saturday, 8 March 2014. This is the third year of the event which is hoped to attract people with an interest in GAA and an Ghaeilge in particular from the provinces of Munster and Leinster. The aim of the course is to promote our language and culture among members of the Association. The day will include talks, workshops and discussions of topical matters in the GAA world.
There will be numerous guest speakers on the day, all having strong GAA connections. The full list of speakers and workshops will be available in early January.
New Year Greetings
On behalf of everyone in the Mid Board I would like to wish all the gaels in Mid Tipperary a happy New Year. Our thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the running of our games during the year. Without your valued contribution it would not be possible to run our games. Our sincere thanks to all the players who participated in the games and to our sponsors and the local media for your continued support and coverage of our games.
On behalf of the Mid Tipperary GAA Board I extend our sympathy to the family and friends of the late Tom Collum, Templemore. Tom a native of Limerick moved to Templemore 49 years ago through his work as a member of An Garda Siochana and has been to the forefront of GAA in the town since. Tom served as Secretary of JK Brackens GAA Club and as PRO, Schools Liaison Officer and County Board Draw Co-Ordinator. Tom was also Munster Post-Primary Schools Games Servicing Officer. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.