New Tipperary Monument Unveiled

The hamlet of Noan was transformed into Brigadoon on last Saturday on the occasion of the unveiling of the New Tipperary Monument dedicated to the former GAA club in the area.

The hamlet of Noan was transformed into Brigadoon on last Saturday on the occasion of the unveiling of the New Tipperary Monument dedicated to the former GAA club in the area.

Chairman of the Co Tipperary GAA Sean Nugent led the dignitries in their deliberations about the Rangers and the importance of rural life especially in these demanding times and thanked the committee for their foresight and endevourment with the erecting of this monument.

He continued his address with praise for the mentors and players that represented the team in the past and thanked them for the loyalty to the GAA. The cermonies commenced with a short parade from Lurgoe Cross to the monument ably led by Johnny Hanly carrying the national flag - pipers from the Sean Treacy Pipe Band followed by the togged-out Ballinure children in the famous colours of the Rangers and a gathering of at least 150 people. This was reminiscent of the crowds that used be at their match days in the past.

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