Tipperary GAA Scene 10th August 2010

gaa-logoby County PRO Ger Ryan


We wish the Tipperary hurlers all the best for the All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final game against Waterford at Croke Park next Sunday, August 15th at 3.30pm. John Sexton (Cork) will be the referee. All Stands and the Hill 16 Terrace will be open for the game. Stand tickets cost €45 with student and senior citizens stand costing €30 for Cusack and Davin stands only. Concession refunds are available from Block D turnstiles to rear of Cusack Stand prior to entry. No refunds are available after entry to stadium. Terrace tickets cost €30 with no concessions available. Juvenile Stand tickets cost €5. Juveniles must be accompanied by an adult. Juvenile tickets are available only for Davin Stand and designated sections of Cusack Stand. The winners will play Kilkenny in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final on Sunday September 5th when Kilkenny will be seeking to become the first team ever to win 5 All Ireland senior championships in succession in either hurling or football. This is the third year in succession that Tipperary and Waterford have met in the championship with Tipp winning the Munster final in 2009 and Waterford the All Ireland semi-final in 2008. The Tipperary team will be announced at 9pm on Thursday, August 12th.


There was a large attendance of GAA people in Emly last week for the funeral of the late Mick Frawley. The presence of so many people from all echelons of the GAA and from within Tipperary and around the country was a great tribute to Mick’s extraordinary contribution to the GAA for well over half a century. The graveside oration was delivered by his great friend and Treasurer of Munster Council, Michael Power of Newcastle. Michael’s oration paid just tribute to Mick’s many achievements and acknowledged the great support his family provided in enabling him to give his time to the GAA.  Tipperary County Board would like to thank the Frawley family and Emly GAA Club for the courtesy and welcome extended to all GAA representatives at Mick’s funeral.


Tipperary will play Antrim in the All Ireland U-21 semi-final in the first game of a double header in Tullamore on Saturday August 21st.  The Tipp v Antrim game will be at 4pm and it will be followed by Galway v Dublin in the other semi-final at 5.30pm. The All Ireland final will be played on Saturday September 11th.  The venue will be decided when the participants are known.


The Seamus O Riain Cup Quarter Final Draw was made on Monday night and the following pairings emerged: Templederry Kenyons v Portroe; Roscrea v Kilruane MacDonaghs; Loughmore Castleiney v Cashel King Cormacs; and Nenagh Éire Óg v Lorrha and Dorrha. All games will be played on Sunday August 22nd. Extra time will apply in the event of draws.


Congratulations to Toomevara on winning the County Senior Hurling League Premier Division title when they defeated Holycross-Ballycahill by 1-23 to 2-16 in Semple Stadium on Sunday evening last. County Chairman, Barry O’Brien presented the cup to Toomevara Captain, Paddy O’Brien. Clonoulty Rossmore, beaten in this year’s semi-final by Toomevara, won the Premier Division title last year. Noel Cosgrave of Marlfield was the referee on Sunday evening. Incidentally, he was also the referee when Toomevara won their last county senior hurling championship title in 2008, defeating Thurles Sarsfields in the final.


Loughmore Castleiney and Moycarkey Borris qualified for the County Senior Hurling League Division 1 final at the weekend. Loughmore Castleiney defeated Portroe by 3-15 to 0-17 at Toomevara on Friday evening in the first semi-final while Moycarkey Borris defeated Kildangan by 1-16 to 0-18 in the second semi-final in Templemore on Sunday. The final is scheduled for Friday August 27th. The second semi-final was to have been played as a curtain raiser to the premier division final in Semple Stadium but was changed to an earlier time due to the funeral of Dan Shaw, Vice President of the Moycarkey Borris club who died on Friday night. Dan was a very successful promoter of the Tipperary draw for his club and received a Sean Ghael award in 2006. We extend our sympathy to his family and the club.


Congratulations to Roscrea on winning the County Senior Hurling League Division 2 final on Saturday evening last at The Ragg. They defeated Boherlahan Dualla by 4-15 to 3-8. Phil Ryan of Knockavilla Kickhams was the referee.


Moyle Rovers will play Clonmel Commercials in the final of the County Senior Football League Premier Division after both had one point semi-final wins on Sunday evening last.  Moyle Rovlers defeated Galtee Rovers / St Pecaun by 2-11 to 2-10 at Cahir while Commercials defeated Cahir by 0-9 to 0-8 at Ardfinnan.  The final is scheduled for Sunday August 22nd.


County Referees Administrator, John Lonergan, is looking to recruit suitable people to act as referees assessors for club games in Tipperary. The aim is to improve the overall standard of refereeing and to provide input and advice on the areas where most focus should be placed when referees are being trained. Clubs or individuals who are aware of suitable people for this position should contact John Lonergan on refereesadministrator.tipperary@gaa.ie or 086 2417763 with suggestions.


On Sunday, August 1st the Tipperary hurling club in Boston qualified for this years senior final with a great performance against a highly fancied Galway team on a scoreline of 2-16 to 0-13. In doing so, Tipperary have qualified for a remarkable 14th final in 16 years with 2003 and 2006 the only years they missed the final in that time. Tipperary remain undefeated this year, having already accounted for Cork, Wexford, Fr.Toms and Galway in their bid to retain their crown. Among the players involved in in this year’s squad include Tossy Lowry (Holycross-Ballycahill), Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields), Shane Bourke (JK Brackens) and Paul McGrath (Toomevara). Subs used on the day included John O’Keefe (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Patrick Leahy (Thurles Sarsfields), Tom Treacy (Cappawhite) and Michael Heelan (Knockavilla-Kickhams). Other subs included John McGrath (Knockavilla Kickhams) and Seamus Leahy (Boherlahan-Dualla). The team is managed by Kevin O Donnell (Boherlahan-Dualla), Liam Tuohy (Golden-Kilfeacle) and Des Roland (Galway). Best wishes to all concerned in the final on August 29th.


The VHI sponsored Cúl Camps are now heading into their last 2 weeks. Next week’s camps from August 16th to 20th are in Durlas Óg, Sarsfields Ladies Football, Moyle Rovers, Newport and Grangemockler / Ballyneale.


Sunday 15th August, 11.15 am – calling all GAA fans! Why not complete your match day experience with a unique pre-match guided tour of Croke Park?  Be one of the first people in the stadium before the stiles open. Check out the dressing rooms and the players lounge, experience the stadium from pitch side via the players tunnel, take a seat in the VIP section and on Premium Level, get a bird’s eye view of Croke Park from the press media centre before you finish your visit in the newly-refurbished GAA Museum. Match Day Tour Prices (including Match Ticket) are – Adult €60, Child €15.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum. For more information please contact Joanne Clarke or Cory Monaghan on 01 819 2323 or by email at jclarke@crokepark.ie.


Congratulations Michael O’Sullivan of Boherlahan Dualla who won a car or €15,000 and Tommy Hayes of Gortnahoe Glengoole who won a car or €12,000 in last Friday night’s Tipperary Clubs Draw held at the Clonmel Óg GAA Complex. Well done also to Sheila Ryan of Moyne who won the Lotto Jackpot of €5,000. Thurles Sarsfields won the jersey set.


Hard luck to the Tipperary ladies footballers who were defeated by Clare on Sunday in the All Ireland Ladies Football Championship.


Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please contact the County Public Relations Officer Ger Ryan at 086-8149146 or via e-mail at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3:00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.

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