Tipperary GAA Scene 3rd August 2010



It is with deep regret that we learned on Sunday of the death of former Chairman of Tipperary County Board, Michael (Mick) Frawley of Emly. Mick gave a lifetime of service to the GAA. During a long and distinguished administrative career, he served as a Trustee of the GAA, Chairman of Munster Council, Chairman of Tipperary County Board, Chairman of West Tipperary Board and Chairman of Tipperary Football Board. He was also a life President of the West Tipperary Board. Mick served as a delegate from the West Tipperary Division to Tipperary County Board and in 1968 was elected as a Tipperary delegate to Munster Council. He served as Chairman of the West Board between 1973 and 1976 and in 1978 was elected to a 3 year term as Chairman of Munster Council. He was Chairman of Tipperary County Board between 1982 and 1984 and his term of office was crowned by the staging of the All Ireland hurling final in Semple Stadium in Centenary Year.  He also played a leading role in the redevelopment of Semple Stadium around that time. He was elected a Trustee of the GAA in 1985. He became Chairman of the Tipperary Football Board in 1997 and served in that role until 2004.  Mick served as a senior football selector with Tipperary for many years and was a selector on the team which won the Division 2 South National Football League Final in 1971. He worked tirelessly throughout his life for Tipperary football and was totally committed to its improvement. Munster Council honoured Mick Frawley for his distinguished service in 2008. It was richly deserved. Mick Frawley will be long remembered for his extraordinary service to the GAA and on his passing, Tipperary County Board wants to acknowledge the major contribution he made to the development of the Association at club, county, provincial and national level. We also sincerely thank his family for his service. Tipperary County Board extends its deepest sympathy to his daughters Margaret, Mary, Cathriona and Anne, sons Mike and Ger, his sister Nora, his extended family,  Emly GAA Club and his many GAA colleagues. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam uasal.


Congratulations to the Tipperary Under 21 hurlers and team management on winning the Munster Under 21 hurling championship by defeating Clare by 1-22 to 1-17 at Semple Stadium last Wednesday evening. Padraic Maher of Thurles Sarsfields became the first player from his famour club to lift the under 21 trophy. It was Tipperary’s 20th title and their 6th Munster title since they last won the All Ireland in 1995. Tipperary will now play Ulster champions, Antrim in the All Ireland semi-final which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 21st. The other semi-final will be between Leinster champions, Dublin and Galway.


3 Tipperary players completed an unique under 21 double last Wednesday evening. Sean Carey (Moyle Rovers), John Coghlan (Moyne Templetuohy) and Brian O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs) have now won under 21 Munster titles in both hurling and football in the one season. All three played against Kerry in Tralee in Tipperary’s first Munster under 21 championship football final victory on March 31st last. Congratulations to all three of them on this great achievement.


All Stands and the Hill 16 Terrace will be open for the Tipp v Waterford All Ireland semi-final on August 15th. 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. Wheelchair and Attendant Passes cost €45. Two tickets are issued for this price – one for wheelchair user, one for attendant. Group Passes cost €3 per child with 1 adult per 10 juveniles free of charge. Club Passes cost €10 per person with a maximum of 1 per club for a minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 50 people. Location of seats will be at discretion of GAA Ticket Office. Applications for a club pass must be made by the club secretary and forms have been emailed to all club secretaries. Season Tickets remain valid for this fixture. Season Ticket holders will be charged in advance. The cost is €40 for Adults and €5 for Juveniles. Season Ticket holders will be required to print their tickets at home using their Online Accounts. Seats will be in Section 305, Cusack Stand.


After the games at the weekend, the eight teams in the quarter finals of the Seamus O Riain Cup are Loughmore Castleiney, Nenagh Éire Óg, Roscrea, Templederry Kenyons, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Lorrha Dorrha, Portroe and Cashel. The quarter finals are scheduled for the weekend of August 21st and 22nd. The draw will be made later this week.  The two finalists will re-enter the County Senior Hurling championship.


The County Senior Hurling League Premier Division Final between Holycross Ballycahill and Toomevara will be played at Semple Stadium on Sunday evening next, August 8th at 7pm. It will be preceded at 5.15pm by the Division 1 semi-final between Moycarkey-Borris and Kildangan. The other semi-final between Loughmore-Castleiney and Portroe will be played on Friday night at 7.15pm in Toomevara. All three games will go to extra time if necessary.


The semi-finals of the County Adult Football league are being played this Sunday evening. Cahir play Clonmel Commercials in Ardfinnan at 7pm and Moyle Rovers play Galtee Rovers / St. Pecaun in Cahir also at 7pm. Extra time will be played in both games if necessary.


All members of the Tipperary Supporters Club who have joined on or before Saturday 7th August will be in the draw for five pairs of stand tickets for the All-Ireland Hurling Semi Final v Waterford. Members also receive a car/window sticker, a special gift and regular team news by email and text. Membership fee is €30 and you can join on line on www.tippsupportersclub.com or by sending a cheque or postal order to John Coman, PRO, 52 Hazelbrook Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W.  Remember all membership money goes towards the training and preparation of the senior hurling team and support for underage hurling in Tipperary.


Congratulations to Liz Howard on her recent appointment as a Trustee of the Camogie Association. Liz is the immediate past President of the Camogie Association and is also a former long serving PRO of Tipperary County Board.


There will be 7 more Cúl Camps taking place next week, August 9th to 13th in Tipperary clubs. They are Burgess, Clonoulty Rossmore, Clonakenny, Borris-Ileigh, Gortnahoe Glengoole, Newcastle and Upperchurch Drombane. 38 clubs have already staged Cúl Camps.


The GAA has launched it own online show, www.roundthesquare.ie. This will be available weekly each Thursday until the end of both the Hurling and Football Championships. It can also be viewed on www.gaa.ie. Each week the show will feature the latest GAA news, GAA columnists Joe Deane on hurling and Jason Sherlock on football previewing the weekend’s action, Super Scores, My Club, Player Focus and a Behind the Scenes view from Croke Park. It is intended to appeal to all GAA fans at home and abroad. Well done to the GAA Communications Department in Croke Park on this initiative.

Foundation & Award 1 LEVEL Coaching Courses

Award 1 level coaching course will be held in central locations with a maximum of 25 participants commencing in the first week of October. The course will run over 5 nights for a total of 15 hours at a total cost of €750 or €30 per person. Foundation level courses will be held at various locations as the demand arises. Courses will run over 3 sessions (10 hours for both hurling & football or 8 hours for one code only). Foundation courses cost €350. For further details contact your Divisional Games Dev. Administrator: South: John Cummins Ardfinnan 087-9526823;  North: Tadhg O Connor Roscrea 086-8978873; West: Kevin Halley New Inn 086-1925188;                                            Mid: Andy Ryan Thurles 087-9090985.


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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