The excitement is building for for what promises to be a great night in the Templemore Arms on Saturday, October 6th when Tipperary Camogie hosts a 'Ladies Night Out' featuring a mini fashion show, hair and makeup demonstrations, shops and companies with stalls for jewellery, cosmetics and clothes and audience makeovers.
The night will begin with a cheese and wine reception while there will be lots of spot prizes on offer. Meanwhile 'Daily Diva' blogger Helen will attend alongside Dr Kate of the Allure Cosmetic Clinic. Other attractions at the event will include local make-up and hair stylists and a prize for the best-dressed lady. So, why not come along and have a great 'Ladies Night Out'.
Tickets, priced at €25, are available to purchase from County Board secretary Carmel Harkin (087 796 0164).
SENIOR CAMOGIE SEMI-FINALS
Clonoulty dominated their county senior championship semi-final tie with Drom thanks to a strong first half display - goals from Cait Devane and Casey Hennessy helped to fire Clonoulty into an eight-point interval lead.
Cait Devane was at her magnificent best when scoring a cracking goal from play and three first half points. Cait also added some long-range frees.
Clodagh Quirke led their defence from centre-back. Courtney Ryan, who recently returned from the United States, was Clonoulty’s target up front to hold possession with Sinead Ryan and Sarah Fryday also causing Drom difficulties. At half-time Clonoulty led 3-7 to 1-5.
Drom did make a brave effort to fight their way back into this game and a Catriona Short goal and some Joanne Ryan points brought them closer. Cristina Brennan was also playing well in defence. However Clonoulty maintained their lead to the finish.
Meanwhile Burgess-Duharra, the reigning champions, seem to be playing even better this year and goals from Eimear McDonnell and Ciardha Maher in the first half saw them take a commanding first half lead against Annacarty.
A Rosanna O'Donnell goal kept Annacarty in this game, but Burgess-Duharra led 2-7 to 1-3 at the break.
Burgess have a powerful half-back line while Jenny Grace and Caoimhe Maher are hard to beat in midfield. Trish O'Halloran has made her comeback at centre-back for the holders and Ruth Barry excelled at wing-forward.
Ciannait Walsh brought some steadiness to the Annacarty defence in the second half, but Burgess continued to dominate ran out deserving winners (2-15 to 1-5).
INTERMEDIATE & JUNIOR
This weekend sees the semi-finals take place in all other adult grades.
On Saturday at 12 noon Thurles Sarsfields take on Kilruane MacDonagh's in The Ragg in the intermediate championship. Thurles will be favourites for this clash while Cashel face Drom in the other semi-final at 2.30pm in The Ragg. Cashel will be favourites having already beaten Drom during the round robin stage.
On Sunday, October 7th in The Ragg at 12 noon Holycross face Shannon Rovers in the first junior semi-final followed by Toomevara v Kiladangan at 2.30pm. Holycross and Toomevara will go in as favourites having earlier this year contested the county junior A league final.
Also on Sunday October 7th the junior B semi-finals will take place - the venues and times remain to be confirmed, but the semi-final draw is: Knockavilla v Moyle Rovers and Lorrha v Brian Boru's.
On Sunday a huge crowd of young players converged on Dr Morris Park in Thurles for the final county blitz of the season. Thirty teams, featuring approximately ten players each, played in group games across eight mini pitches.
Thanks to Ailis Maher, Grainne O'Leary, Brian Boyle, Carmel Harkin, our young whistler referees, county seniors Laura Loughnane and Clodagh Quirke who were our guests, Tipp GAA and Pat for the use of Dr Morris Park and all the management and players who attended.
Saturday, October 6th - U12B shield play-off: Gortnahoe v Shannon Rovers at 10am in the Camogie pitch. U12B league semi-finals in the Camogie pitch: Burgess v Borris-Ileigh at 4.30pm and Thurles v Knockavilla at 5.30pm.