Supporters Club chairman John Tierney calls on Tipp fans to support fundraising drive

Brian McDonnell

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Brian McDonnell

As fans count down the days to the All-Ireland final clash with Kilkenny John Tierney, the chairman of the Tipperary Supporters Club, is encouraging Tipp people to support two key fundraising events which take place this weekend.

As fans count down the days to the All-Ireland final clash with Kilkenny John Tierney, the chairman of the Tipperary Supporters Club, is encouraging Tipp people to support two key fundraising events which take place this weekend.

“To date the Supporters Club has contributed approximately €110,000 net to the peparationof the senior team,” John Tierney explained to the Tipperary Star this week.

And, John Tierney is encouraged Tipperary supporters to attend the fundraiser hosted at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.

“It is an opportunity for people generally to make a contribution to the team,” John Tierney added.

“Collectively the lads are making an enormous effort. Over one hundred collective sessions have taken place as well individual programmes outside of that. I have huge admiration for the management, the back room team, the County Board and the players.

“In fact I would say that the way in which the Supporters Club, the County Board, the team management and the players have worked together this year has been a model of best practice - they are all working together toward a single aim; the only objective here is for the team to do well.”

SHELBOURNE PARK

Tipperary supporters are asked to turn Shelbourne Park Blue & Gold on Saturday, September 6th as they gather for a Tipperary senior hurling team fundraiser.

Tipperary supporters of all ages are invited to attend a Tipperary gathering on the eve of the All-Ireland final clash with Kilkenny. Special guests on the night will be the 1989 All-Ireland winning Tipperary team who will be presented to the Croke Park crowd the following day as the jubilee team. 

The event will be hosted by the Tipperary Supporters Club and all funds raised will go towards the senior hurling team. This is a family-orientated event with children under the age of twelve admitted free of charge. A great atmosphere is guaranteed, a draw for prizes will take place and you might even enjoy a Tipperary versus Kilkenny dog race!

Each ticket for the event is priced at just €10 and entitles the purchaser admission to Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium and entry into the Tipperary Supporters Club Monster Draw. Prizes include: two stand tickets to the All-Ireland final and two tickets to the All-Ireland banquet that evening; signed Tipperary jersey; tour of Coolmore; tour of Dáil Éireann & dinner for two; four tickets to the Boylesports.com Irish Greyhound Derby.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased from Lár na Páirce or online using the following link: http://www.tippsupportersclub.com/tipp-supporters-club-all-ireland-dog-night/

Gates open at 6pm and first race is at 7.40pm.

GOLF CLASSIC

The Tipperary Supporters Club All-Ireland Golf Classic takes place at Castlewarden Golf Club in County Kildare on Friday, September 5th.

This great event for four-person golf teams features six team prizes, longest drive and nearest the pin prizes.

The Supporters Club are delighted to announce that over fifty teams have already entered the event.

A very significant element of the classic is sponsorship of greens and tee box in the amount of €200 - every sponsor is vital in defraying the cost of preparing the team for the All-Ireland final. Please email johntierney105@gmail.com if you are in a position to support this event.

“Getting to an All-Ireland final is wonderful for the county. We have to ensure our team is well prepared and we need funds to make this happen,” chairman of the Supporters Club John Tierney said.

“Fortunately the Tipperary public appreciate what the team and management has done to date and have always been very generous.

“The business sector are the primary supporters of the golf classic, but the night in Shelbourne Park gives every supporter an opportunity to have a good night for €10 and at the same time help the team. Even for supporters that are unable to attend, this is still a great opportunity to make a contribution to final team preparations.”

Everyone involved with the Tipperary Supporters Club is making a huge effort to help finance the efforts of the team. This particular week is busier than most for Terryglass man John Tierney,but he is loving every minute.

“I have a huge love for my home place, a huge love for my county and a huge love for hurling. When you combine all those together it has beem a huge pleasure to be involved.”