The 2010 Annual Convention was held last Friday night in Templetuohy Community Hall. The AGM was preceded by Mass in the Sacret Heart Church Templetuohy, which was concelebrated by Canon Eugene Everard and Fr Stephen Carey. Our thanks to both priests and all who attended the mass .
The Convention was very well attended on the night. Jonathan Cullen in his first report to Convention as Secretary gave a very detailed and comprehensive account of all games and activities undertaken in the Division over the past 12 months. Jonathan was complimented on his excellent report which was well documented and presented .
John O Donovan Mid Board Treasurer gave a very comprehensive account of the financial affairs of the Board over the past year. John was complimented on his report and on his managing of the finances in these most difficult times.
Mid Board Chairman Mattie Ryan gave an eloquent address to Convention and was complimented by delegates. Mattie has done a great job over the past year as Chairman.
Well done again to Mattie, Jonathan and John.
Due to the 5 Year Rule John O Donovan Treasurer and PJ Leahy PRO
had to retire as Officers of the Mid Board. Both John and PJ have made
enormous contributions to the successful running of the Board over many years and it is a huge loss to the Board to lose two people of such standing. We thank them for their great work and contribution and we hope that they will be back in some other capacity in the not too distant future as both have so much more to offer to the GAA in Tipperary.
Congratulations and every good wish to the new Officers elected on the night.
Club of the Year Awards
Contgratulations to Thurles Sarsfields on winning the Senior Club of the Year Award and to Clonakenny on winning the Intermediate- Junior Club of the Year Award. Well done to all concerned in both clubs.
Player of the Year Awards
Hurler of the Year Michael Cahill Thurles Sarsfields
Footballer of the Year Ciaran McGrath Loughmore- Castleiney
Young Hurler of the Year Aidan McCormack Thurles Sarsfields
Young Footballer of the Year Liam McGrath Loughmore- Castleiney
Well done and congratulations to the above players who were deserving winners of the awards and for their outstanding contributions to the successes of their clubs during the year.
Hall of Fame
Michael Murphy of Thurles Sarsfields won this years Hall of Fame.
Michael of course had the honour of captaining Tipperary to ALL Ireland senior success in 1964. Michael is a worthy recipient of this years Hall of Fame award.
Our thanks to the Tipperary Star for featuring and giving so much coverage to the GAA Scene in Mid Tipperary. The Tipp Star was represented by Noel Dundon at this year’s convention.
John Moloughney – Clonakenny
Thanks also to John Moloughney for the great work he does in taking photographs throughout the year and thereby helping in no small way to promote the GAA.
Jim O Meara gave a very detailed and interesting talk on the activities of Scor in Mid Tipperary, and encouraged more clubs within the Division to participate and get their clubs to put teams into Scor.
We encourage all clubs in the Division to get involved in Scor and it was great to hear that the crowds are beginning to increase again.
Moyne/ Templetuohy GAA Club
Our thanks to Moyne- Templetuohy club for their very well organised and successful hosting of this years convention. The officers and committee members of the club ensured that everything ran smoothly on the night. They were very welcoming hosts and made everyone very welcome on the night. PJ Leahy was a very capable MC on the night.
Thanks also to the Ladies Committee who ensured that everyone was well fed and looked after , ye did a superb job.
Well done and many thanks again to Chairman Dominic Everard , Secretary Tom Hassett and all the other Officers and Committee members and the wonderful Ladies Committee. Ye did the club proud.
Mid Under 21 A Hurling Semi Final Replay
Loughmore – Castleiney beat Holycross/ Ballycahil by I point
in the replay last Friday night in Templetuohy, the final score was
Loughmore- Castleiney1- 14
Holycross/ Ballycahil 2- 10
Mid Under 21 A Hurling Final
Loughmore – Castleiney will play Mid & County Under 21 Champions Thurles Sarsfields in Templetuohy this Wednesday evening 15th December at 7pm. It should be a cracking contest .
Moyne/ Templetuohy will play Loughmore- Castleiney in the Semi Final
on Sunday 19th December in Templetuohy at 12.30.
Munster Junior B Hurling Semi- Final
Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields on their outstanding success in winning the Munster Semi- Final against Sixmilebridge of Clare last Saturday. Every good wish to Trevor and his charges in the Munster