Tipperary county final season begins with a bang as Cashel King Cormacs and Thurles Sarsfields clash

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Tipperary county final season begins with a bang as Cashel King Cormacs and Thurles Sarsfields clash

Respective captains Lee Burke (Cashel King Cormacs) and Aidan Ryan (Thurles Sarsfields) pictured ahead of the Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship final. Photo: Eamonn McGee

County final season in Tipperary gets underway with a bang this weekend when the Holycross venue hosts an attractive Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship final on Sunday, October 14th as a reinvigorated Cashel King Cormacs team take on perennial contenders Thurles Sarsfields (3.30pm).

For a full preview of the intermediate final please click here.

The county senior football semi-final clash between Loughmore-Castleiney and Ardfinnan will serve as an appetizing curtain-raiser to the intermediate hurling decider (throw-in 2pm), but it is the battle to land the Jacksie Ryan Cup which will truly capture the imagination.

Leahy Park in Cashel will host an attractive double header of county finals on Saturday, October 13th - first off at 2pm will be the meeting of Drom & Inch v Knockavilla Kickhams in the Tipperary Water County Minor B Hurling Championship final.

Then at 3.30pm the Tipperary Water County Minor A Hurling Championship final features the clash of Cappawhite Gaels and Moycarkey-Borris.

The semi-finals of the Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship took place at Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon last and produced a novel final pairing as Clonoulty-Rossmore and Nenagh Éire Óg progressed to this season’s decider.

Clonoulty reached their first senior county hurling final since 2011 thanks to a 0-19 to 1-10 win over Toomevara while Nenagh Éire Óg booked their place in the decider following a narrow three-point win over defending champions Thurles Sarsfields (2-18 to 2-15).

The county senior hurling final between Clonoulty-Rossmore and Nenagh Éire Óg will take place at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday, October 21st (3.30pm) and will be preceded by the Séamus Ó Riain Cup final (Roinn II of the Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship) between Burgess and Moycarkey-Borris (1.15pm).

The Séamus Ó Riain Cup semi-finals took place on Saturday, October 6th when Burgess beat Templederry (2-17 to 2-14) and Moycarkey-Borris saw off the challenge of JK Bracken’s (1-18 to 0-18).

For a complete run down on how matters stand in each of the respective county hurling championships please click here.

For a complete run down on how matters stand in each of the respective county football championships please click here.

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