Congratulations to the Tipperary senior hurlers and team management on winning the county’s 40th Munster senior hurling championship at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday last by defeating Waterford by 2-17 to 0-16. Tipperary will play Kilkenny or Limerick in the All Ireland semi-final on August 19 at Croke Park. Tipperary have played Kilkenny 4 times in semi-finals, winning 2 (1887 and 1900) and losing 2 (2002 and 2003). Tipperary defeated Limerick in their only semi-final encounter in 2009.
Tipperary’s good run in the All Ireland senior football championship continued on Saturday last when they defeated a fancied Wexford side by 1-13 to 0-15 at Semple Stadium. Well done to all the players and management on a fine performance. We wish them luck for the next round against Antrim at Semple Stadium on Saturday next, July 21 at 3pm. The winners will play the losers of the Ulster final between Donegal and Down.
MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONS
Tipperary won their 37th Munster minor title on Sunday last when they defeated Clare by 1-16 to 1-12 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. It was the county’s first minor hurling and football Munster championship double since 1955 and their first senior and minor hurling double since 2001. Tipperary have qualified for the semi-final where they will meet the winners of the quarter-final between Galway and Wexford which will be played at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Saturday, July 28 at 4pm. It will be preceded by the other quarter-final between Clare and Down. The semi-final fixture will be confirmed after the quarter-finals but it is most likely to be on August 19.
We extend best wishes to the Tipperary under 21 hurlers and management for their Munster semi-final clash with Limerick at Pairc na nGael on Wednesday evening, July 18 at 7.30pm.
The game will be refereed by Michael Wadding of Waterford. This will be the first meeting since 2008 between the two counties at under 21 level when Tipperary won by 1-13 to 0-15 at Semple Stadium. The other semi-final will be played at Cusack Park Ennis between Clare and Waterford on Thursday July 19 with Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla as referee.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.