A round-up of all the news on the Tipperary GAA Scene
Waterford Crystal SH
Tipperary recorded a 24 point victory over LIT in the preliminary round of the Waterford Crystal Cup SH competition at MacDonagh Park Nenagh last Sunday, winning by 3-20 to 0-5. Heavy rain made hurling difficult but it didn’t stop the new young guns like Cathal Barrett, Jack Peters, Ronan Maher, Conor Kenny, David Collins and Denis Maher from laying down their marker for a place in the Allianz League line up in Feb.
Next Sunday Tipp will play Kerry in Austin Stack Park, Tralee in the Quarter Final. Eamonn Kelly of Kildangan and Brian Horgan of Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams were recently appointed as manager and coach respectively of the Kerry senior hurling team for 2014 and to complete the Tipperary connections, Brendan Cummins is overseeing the goalkeeper coaching. Tipperary’s first Allianz League outing is at home to Waterford under lights in Semple Stadium on Saturday night February 15th.
Under 21 Football
Tipp U21 Footballers are currently playing in the Hastings Cup – a competition organized by Longford County Board and last Saturday in the second round recorded a 2-10 to 1-6 victory over Wicklow in Dr Morris Park. Next Sat in our final group game Tipperary play Meath again in Dr Morris Park, Thurles on with a throw in time of 1pm.
County Intermediate Hurling League Final
The long awaited 2013 IH League final was played last Sunday in Templetuohy and ended in a draw with the score Drom-Inch 1-7 Moyne/Templetuohy 1-7.
As the pitch had deteriorated with the heavy rain during the game, the decision was taken not to play extra time. The replay takes place this Sun in The Ragg at 12 noon.
The Sciath Mhic Gabhann Tipperary U-18½ Football “B” Semi Finals go ahead this week with; Carrick on Suir C.B.S v Presentation Ballingarry on Tuesday the 14th Jan in Davin Park; Colaiste Dun Iascaigh v Cashel C.S on Monday the 20th Jan at 12.30pm with extra time in Coláiste Dun Iascaigh Ground.
Last week the Hennessy Cup Tipperary U-15 Hurling “B” Final was played with the result Cashel Community School 3.10, Carrick on Suir C.B.S 1.12.
Munster Harty Cup quarter finals: All the following on this Wednesday 15th Jan 2014 at 1:30pm - Dungarvan CBS V Ham HS Bandon in Castlemartyr; Ref, Fergal Horgan - Charleville CBS V Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa, in Doon Gaelic Grounds; Ref, Shane Hourigan - Thurles CBS V St Francis College Rochestown in Cahir; Ref, Tommy O’Sullivan - All the following on Friday 17th Jan 2014 at 1:30pm - Ard Scoil Ris V Our Ladys Templemore in Nenagh; Ref, Davy Copps.
Munster Senior B Hurling quarter finals - All the following on this Wednesday 15th Jan 2014 at 1:30pm, Cashel CC V Borrisokane CC in Templemore; Ref, Sean Everard, St Caimins Shannon V St Josephs Kilmallock in Rathkeale; Ref, Paddy Carroll, St Josephs Tulla V St Mary Newport in Meelick; Ref, Sly Dolan, St Annes Killaloe V Roscrea CC in Templederry; Ref, Jim Lees.
Tráth na gCeist
Scór na nÓg
Reminding all clubs of The County Scór na nÓg Tráth na gCeist in Moyne Hall on Saturday 18th January.
Teams of Four will take part in a table Quiz so there will be no individual rounds as was the custom. The winners will go forward to a novel all Ireland event and represent Tipperary in Castlebar Co. Mayo in March 2014. Please Contact Máire De Búrca Rúnaí Scór (087)2160430 before 16th January.
The Nenagh Éire Óg
Healthy Club Project
Nenagh Eire Óg will host a ‘Well Being and Mental Health’ night on Friday, January 24th at 7.30pm in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh.
This event represents an opportunity for club members and the wider community to become informed on the many issues surrounding depression and mental health.
Nenagh Éire Óg hope to create awareness and offer hope in the areas of depression, loneliness and isolation. Speakers on the night include Conor Cusack, Tony Butler and Séamus Hennessy. In addition, a number of organisations will be present with information.
CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL – EQUIPMENT SCHEME 2014
The equipment order forms for 2014 have now been circulated to all Primary Schools. Helmets, Mycro or Marc, will be distributed by courier service on receipt of signed order forms and appropriate cheque.
All other items of equipment, ordered and paid for, must be collected in Scoil Ailbhe Primary School, Thurles, between 5.00pm and 8.00pm on Friday. 21st March, 2014.
Mycro helmets are available in single colour, two tone combination or faded.
Please state colour preference on order sheet.
Marc helmets are available in single colour only, (yellow, blue, green, black, red, white) Please state colour preference on order sheet.
Please give your home phone number on the order sheet as contacting schools, when necessary, can be quite difficult. You can contact Jerry McDonnell any time at the below phone number.
Please do not hesitate to do so should you require further information. Hurley’s are available at all times.
Please feel free to purchase hurleys at any time, even before the equipment distribution night on Friday, 21st March, 2014. Please ring before calling.
All order forms must be signed by the school principal. Order forms not signed by the school principal will be returned. New Mycro gloves are also available this year.
Please make sure that any equipment ordered and paid for is collected on the equipment distribution night. Failure to collect equipment causes severe problems. Return your order forms on or before Friday, 7th March, 2014 to Jerry Mc Donnell, Treasurer/Equipment Officer (052) 6121431
TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW
Congratulations to Nenagh Eire Óg’s Barry O’Brien who won the Skoda Octavia or €15,000 and to Martin Farrell of the Thurles Sarsfields GAA Club who won the Skoda Fabia or €10,000 at the Tipperary clubs draw which was hosted by the Ballinahinch GAA club at Ryan’s Lounge in Kiloscully on Friday night last.
By coincidence this was Barry O’Brien’s second car win in recent years in this draw. Local man, John Grace was presented with the €10,000 he won in the previous draw and Mary Bourke, Munnia, received her €1,000 lotto jackpot cheque.
Club secretaries are reminded to complete and return the 2014 Affiliation forms sent out to them before Christmas.
By rule, a club cannot participate in any competitions until this form is returned to the Co Rúnaí before Jan 31st.
Premier Gold 2 in 1 Package…great value
Tipperary GAA supporters should check out the great value in the 2014 Premier Gold Plus Package at €200.
This package gives the owner access to all adult club games, both divisional and county during 2014 plus all Allianz League matches in hurling or football.
It also entitles the owner access to the opening Championship game in 2014 and the right to purchase thereafter.
So whether it’s the local park, Semple Stadium or Croke Park, you can follow your teams all the way.
For more details on the Premier Gold 2 in 1 Package, contact The GAA Merchandise Shop at Lár na Pairce, Thurles. 0504-22702
All-County Table Quiz
Following the success of last year’s event, County Board will host the 2014 All-County Table Quiz on Friday, February 21st.
Once again, 80 general knowledge questions will be asked live on Tipp FM and every club will be expected to organize a venue and participate in the Quiz.
The winners from each venue will go forward to a County Final to be held in The Dome on Friday March 15th.
South Tipperary Co Council held a Civic Reception last Fri night in the County Hall to honour the career of Tipp’s All Star goalkeeper, Brendan Cummins who recently announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. Lord Mayor Jimmy O’Brien hosted the event and glowing tributes were paid by representatives of all the political parties, as well as Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Co Chairman, Sean Nugent and South Chairman, Joe Brennan. Present with Brendan were members of his family and neighbours and friends from his native Ardfinnan and Ballybacon-Grange clubs. Best wishes to Brendan from all his loyal fans.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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