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SEAMUS O RIAIN CUP FINAL
Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields on winning the Seamus O Riain Cup with a 3-18 to 1-13 victory over Carrick Davins on Sunday evening last at Clonmel Sportsfield. It is probably a unique double that the one club would win the Dan Breen Cup and Seamus O Riain Cup in successive years and who would rule out Sarsfields regaining Dan Breen in 2014?
CLEAN IRl RECYCLING SHC
Toomevara’s 0-24 to 2-17 victory over Templederry Kenyons on Saturday evening secured them the final place in the Round 4 draw of the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling championship. The draw resulted in the following pairings and fixtures: 1) Nenagh Éire Óg v Silvermines in Cloughjordan on Saturday August 24 at 6pm; 2) Roscrea v Loughmore Castleiney at Templemore on Saturday August 24 at 6pm; 3) Borris-Ileigh v Carrick Swan at Holycross on Saturday September 7 at 2.30pm and 4) Toomevara v Clonoulty Rossmore at Holycross on Saturday September 7 at 4.30pm. The four winners will qualify for the quarter finals against the Divisional champions – Kildangan, Drom and Inch, Killenaule and Éire Óg Annacarty Donohill.
GOLDEN KILFEACLE RELEGATED
Golden Kilfeacle will be relegated to Intermediate hurling for next year following their defeat by Cashel King Cormacs by 3-13 to 0-9 in the Clean Ireland Recycling senior hurling relegation final at New Inn on Sunday evening last.
JIM DEVITT CUP FINAL
In the County Senior Hurling challenge cups Jim Devitt Cup final Silvermines took the honours with a 1-13 to 1-10 victory over Drom and Inch in Dolla. Well done to the ‘Mines.
CLEAN IRl RECYCLING COUNTY SFC
As the group stages near completion Arravale Rovers, Éire Óg Annacarty Donohill, Kilsheelan Kilcash and Thomas MacDonaghs have qualified for the preliminary quarter finals while Aherlow Gaels, Clonmel Commercials, Loughmore Castleiney, and Moyle Rovers have qualified for the quarter finals.
THE LATE SAM MELBOURNE
We were all sorry to hear of the death of Sam Melbourne on Wednesday August aged 91. Sam was born in the great GAA parish of Moycarkey Borris in 1923. Sam played hurling in his youth and was on the Mid Tipperary minor hurling selection in 1940 and 41. Sam carved out a special niche for himself in GAA history by his collection of GAA memorabilia that is famous not alone nationally but much further afield.Sam was Vice-President of the Moycarkey-Borris GAA Club at the time of his death. Our deepest sympathies to the Melbourne family. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.
NATHAN CARTER CONCERT
Tipperary GAA is delighted to present renowned country music star, Nathan Carter, in concert at the Clonmel Park Hotel on Saturday October 26. Special guests include Louise Morrissey and Marty Daniels. All proceeds will go towards preparation of Tipperary teams for 2014. Doors will open at 7pm and tickets, which cost €25 each, are now available from the Clonmel Park Hotel and Lar an Pairce (0504 22702) in Thurles.
TIPPERARY WIN NEW YORK SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to the Tipperary Hurling Club in New York on winning the New York senior hurling championship by defeating Galway by 2-18 to 1-17 in Gaelic Park on Sunday last. Their victory brings a long spell of Offaly dominance in the championship to an end. The Tipperary team (13 a side) was: Craig Harford; Donagh Maher, Paul Shutte, Colm Forde, Padraic Maher, Francis Kennedy, David Tracey, Cian Maher, John Sheedy, Brian O’Meara, Shane Bourke, Paul Loughnane, Davie Loughnane. Subs: Pat Egan, Fintan Maher
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB ALL UNDER 16 TOURNAMENTS
The Tipperary Supporters Club sponsored All Ireland under 16 A and B tournaments will take place on August 31. The A group games will be hosted by Cahir, Moyle Rovers and Clonmel Og with St. Mary’s hosting the finals. The B group games will be hosted by Fr. Sheehy’s and Ballylooby with the final in Ballylooby. The A groups are as follows: 1) Cork, Dublin, Clare and Waterford; 2) Offaly, Wexford, Limerick, Kilkenny; 3) Galway, Tipperary, Antrim and Laois. The B groups are as follows: 1) Clare, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Kerry; 2) Galway, Cork, Wexford and Waterford. We wish Bord na nOg and all participants well. Thanks are also due to Tipperary Supporters Club for their continued sponsorship of the event.