All the news on the Mid Tipperary GAA scene this week.
Donal and Rose Young U21A Hurling
Both semi-finals in this year’s U21A hurling championship were played last weekend. Last year’s Mid & County champions Thurles Sarsfields defeated Moycarkey–Borris by 1-23 to 2-15 in a very exciting game of hurling. In the second semi-final Loughmore-Castleiney defeated Drom & Inch by 2-21 to 0-7 to set up a meeting with champions Thurles Sarsfields in the final. The final of the U21A hurling championship between Loughmore-Castleiney and Thurles Sarsfields will take place in Templemore at 2pm on Sunday and there will be extra time the event of a draw.
Horse and Jockey KIA U21BHC Semi-Final
Gortnahoe-Glengoole and Upperchurch–Drombane face each other on Saturday in Littleton at 2.30pm in the second semi-final of the U21B hurling championship. In the event of a draw there will be extra-time played. The winners meet Moyne–Templetuohy Og in the final.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Minor B Football Final
Congratulations to Upperchurch-Drombane who defeated Ballyporeen last Sunday in Golden to win the county minor B title for the second time in their history. Upperchurch previously won the title in 2007. This was a great win for the club and what a way to end the year. The final score was Upprerchurch 1-9 Ballyporeen 0-10.
Mid Tipperary GAA Primary School Quiz
Last Sunday evening in Young’s The Ragg the Mid Tipperary GAA Primary School Quiz was held. Fourteen teams took part with the top five going through to the county final. Upperchurch A came out on top and congratulations to the members of the school quiz team and their teachers. Congratulations also to the other four teams who qualified for the county final: Colmcilles A team Templemore came second, Upperchurch B came third, Holycross A came fourth and Loughmore came fifth. Many thanks to all the other schools and their teachers who took part. Colin O’Riordan (JK Bracken’s and captain of the Tipperary minor football team) year made the presentations. Thanks to Donal & Rose Young for the use of their facilities and finally on behalf of the Mid Board a big thank you to Aoife Percy, Andy Ryan and Caitriona Maher for all their work in organising the quiz and to Caitriona who did such a superb job as quiz master. Best of luck to all the teams who will now take part in the county final.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Junior B Hurling Final
Best of luck to Holycross-Ballycahil who play Templederry Kenyons in the replay of the county Junior B hurling championship final in the Ragg next Sunday at 2pm.
Mid Tipperary GAA Board AGM
The Mid Board AGM will take place on Friday, December 6th in Killea. This will be Killea’s first time hosting the Mid Board AGM and we wish the club thee very best of luck and thank the officers and committee members for all their effort.
Sports Capital Programme Portal
The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. In particular, its objectives are to: Assist voluntary and community organisations, national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport, local authorities and VECs and schools to develop high quality, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation. Prioritise the needs of disadvantaged areas in the provision of sports facilities. Encourage the multi-purpose use of local, regional and national sports facilities by clubs, community organisations and national governing bodies of sport. From 2013 this portal must be used by organisations to register their interest in the SCP, apply for funding (when the Programme is open for applications) and manage the drawdown of any new grants allocated after 2013. The portal also has a growing knowledge base of information.