Tipperary GAA Scene 24th August 2010


Congratulations to the Tipperary Under 21 Hurlers and Management on reaching the All Ireland Final by defeating Antrim at O’Connor Park Tullamore on Saturday evening last. They will now play Galway in the final on Saturday, September 11th. The venue will be decided next Monday. Tipperary have won 8 All Irelands, the last being in 1995. Galway have won 9, their most recent was in 2007. Tipperary have played in 3 finals since their last win – 2004, 2006 and 2008 all three of which they lost to Kilkenny. Galway’s last appearance in the final was in 2007 when they defeated Dublin. Tipperary and Galway have met 4 times in All Ireland Under 21 finals with Galway winning 2, Tipperary 1 and 1 draw. The results were: 1978 Galway 3-15 Tipperary 2-8 ( Replay) at Limerick, 1978 Galway 3-5 Tipperary 2-8 ( Draw)  at Limerick, 1979  Tipperary 2-12 Galway 1-9  at Portlaoise and 1983 Galway 0-12 Tipperary 1-6  at Tullamore. Current U-21 team manager, Ken Hogan, played in goals for the 1983 team. This will be Tipperary’s first opportunity since 1989 to win the senior and under 21 double.


The last time Tipperary appeared in an All Ireland final for the second year in succession was in 1989 when they defeated Antrim to win their 23rd title and their first in 18 years. Tipperary’s winning margin against Antrim was 18 points and Nicky English’s scoring contribution was also 18 points (2-12). It is unusual for an All Ireland Hurling final pairing to be repeated the following year and the 2010 final will be the first time it happened since Kilkenny and Cork came face to face and shared the honours in 2003 and 2004. Prior to that it happened in 1982/83 Kilkenny v Cork, 1976/77 Cork v Wexford, 1973/74 Kilkenny v Limerick, 1946/47 Cork v Kilkenny, 1941/42 Cork v Dublin, 1935/36 Kilkenny v Limerick, 1928/29 Cork v Galway, 1919/20 Cork v Dublin, 1904/05 Kilkenny v Cork and 1901/02/03 Cork v London.


Would you like to travel in style to the All Ireland Final, attend the gala banquet afterwards and go on holiday with the Tipperary team? You can do all this for €20 if you become the lucky winner of the Tipperary County Board All Ireland Draw Bonanza. First prize in this great draw will be 2 tickets for the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final, 2 nights accommodation for 2 in the Burlington Hotel on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September, 2 tickets to the gala banquet in the Burlington Hotel on All Ireland final night and a trip for 2 on the Tipperary team holiday which will take place after Christmas. 2nd prize will be 2 tickets to the All Ireland final and 2 tickets to all Tipperary Senior Hurling championship games in 2011. 3rd to 10th prizes inclusive will be 2 tickets for the All Ireland final. Tickets at €20 each or book of 6 for €100 are on sale now through GAA clubs, from Lár na Páirce in Thurles and from County Board officials. All proceeds from the Monster Draw will go to the team training fund. Preparing a team for an All Ireland final requires a lot of effort and cost and your support for this draw will enable the Board to cover many of these costs. We are very grateful to all our supporters for your generosity over many years and your great support for our county teams. We hope you will be able to give us your support again for this great Draw as you did in great numbers last year. If anybody can assist with selling tickets for the draw, please contact your local GAA club or Lár na Páirce (0504 22702).


The Tipperary Association in Dublin has announced details of the traditional Post Match Banquet on the occasion of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final. The banquet, which has the support of the County Board and the Tipperary Supporters Club, will be held in the Burlington Hotel on Sunday 5th Sept and continues a tradition lasting over 50 years, where Tipperary teams appearing in finals in Croke Park are hosted by the Association. Dinner will begin at 8pm followed by music and dancing. Tickets for the function, to include the meal, dancing and entry to disco are priced at €65 each (€5 less than last year). Tables for 10-12 persons may be purchased, but individual tickets are also available. This year there is also a choice of attending a disco. Those not attending the banquet will also be able to enter the disco – subject to being over 20 years of age (I.D./evidence of age required). The charge for entry to the disco only is €10 each and right of admission is reserved. Because of the interest and excitement in the county it is expected that the event will be over subscribed and early booking is advised. Tickets must be paid for in advance and the latest date for accepting bookings is Monday 30th. August. Payment for tickets (cheques made payable to Tipperary Association Dublin) should be sent, along with a stamped addressed envelope, to Pat Ryan,  Honorary Treasurer, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. For further details contact 086 1216407.


Congratulations to Clonoulty Rossmore and Carrick Swan on winning the West and South Divisional Senior Hurling titles respectively last Sunday. It was Clonoulty Rossmore’s fourth West title in a row and Carrick Swan captured the South title for the first time in 10 years.


Congratulations to Moyle Rovers who won the Adult Football League Premier Division final by defeating Clonmel Commercials by 2-9 to 0-6 at Ballyporeen on Sunday evening. Well done also to Kilsheelan Kilcash on winning the Adult Football League Division 1 title with a narrow 1-12 to 2-8 victory over Cappawhite at Leahy Park, Cashel on Friday evening.


Congratulations to Loughmore Castleiney on winning the County Senior Hurling League Divisison 1 title with a 1 point victory over Mid Division rivals, Moycarkey Borris on a scoreline of 0-19 to 2-12 at Templetuohy on Sunday evening last.


We extend our sympathy to the family of the late Mick Gavin of Clonmel Commercials who died recently. Mick played minor and junior football for Tipperary and was a member of the 1934 Tipperary minor football team which won the county’s only title at this grade. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.


Nenagh Golf Club will host an Open Singles on Friday next, August 27th in aid of the Order of Malta. The Order of Malta provide an invaluable first aid service at many GAA games and are to be commended on their excellent voluntary work. We would encourage GAA patrons who are golfers to support this competition in aid of a very worthy cause. For timesheet and further details please call Nenagh Golf Club on 067 31476.


The Tipperary Supporters Club are holding a golf classic at Palmerstown House Estate (outside Naas on the N7 to Dublin) on Friday September 3rd and Saturday September 4th to raise funds for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team. Teams of 4 cost €660 including a four-course meal.  Tee sponsorship is also available from €100. This is a great way to get the All-Ireland Final weekend off to a flying start. Please contact John Tierney by email at jpt@eircom.net or by phone on 01 6217880 or 087 6821398 for further details or view the details on www.tippsupportersclub.com .


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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