TIPPERARY GAA SCENE

BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN

COUNTY SENIOR FOOTBALL FINAL

Congratulations to Aherlow on winning the County Senior Football final on Sunday last when they defeated Mid Champions, Loughmore Castleiney by 2-4 to 1-6 at Semple Stadium. This is Aherlow’s second time to win the title, having won their first as recently as 2006. Sunday’s victory will no doubt go someway towards making up for last year’s one point defeat to Moyle Rovers. Aherlow will now go on to play Dr. Crokes of Killarney in the AIB Munster Club Championship semi-final on November 21stat a Tipperary venue. Well done also to Barry Grogan who won the Man of the Match award having scored 1-4, including the match winning point in injury time. Thanks are due to John Quirke Jewellers in Chari for sponsoring the Man of the Match award.

THURLES SARSFIELDS V KILMALLOCK

Good luck to Thurles Sarsfields for their Munster Club senior hurling semi-final game against Limerick champions, Kilmallock, in Kilmallock at 2pm on Sunday next, November 14th.  While Sarsfields will go into the game as favourites, it will be a tough challenge to face the Limerick champions on their home grounds. However, the Tipp champions have the ability to win this game and continue their successful year.

CON HOGAN NOMINATED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF GAA

At its October meeting, Tipperary County Board nominated Con Hogan (Marlfield) to stand for the Presidency of the GAA at next April’s annual Congress. Con is currently a Trustee of the Association and Chairman of the Semple Stadium Management Committee. He has previously held the positions of Central Council Delegate, Chairman of Tipperary County Board and Chairman of the South Tipperary Board. He brings several decades of experience as a successful and capable administrator to his candidacy and has both the track record and vision to serve the Association very well as President. Tipperary County Board strongly endorsed Con’s candidacy at the October meeting and wishes him every success in his efforts to reach the highest office in the GAA. The late Seamus Ó Riain of Moneygall was the last Tipperary man to serve as GAA President.

BORRISOKANE WIN AGAIN IN MUNSTER

Congratulations to Borrisokane on qualifying for the AIB Munster Club Intermediate championship final with a comfortable 2-13 to 0-11 victory over Roanmore of Waterford at MacDonagh Park Nenagh on Sunday last. They will now play Ballymartle of Cork in the Munster Final on Sunday November 21st.

MUNSTER INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Hard luck to Kilsheelan Kilcash who lost by just 2 points on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-11 to St. Brekins of Clare at Lisdoonvarna on Sunday last.

COUNTY FINALS THIS WEEKEND

Two county finals will be played on Saturday November 13. Rosegreen will play Nenagh Eire Og in the County Junior A Football Final at Holycross at 2pm. Rosegreen last won this title in 2004 while Nenagh last won it in 1986. In the County Under 21 B Hurling Final Kildangan will play Moyne Templetuohy at Toomevara also at 2pm. Kildangan last won the title in 2004 while Moyne Templetuohy are seeking their first title at this grade.

OFFICIAL TIPPERARY ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS PHOTO

The official photograph of the Tipperary panel which won the 2010 All Ireland Senior Hurling championship is now on sale. The specially commissioned and framed photograph is the only official team photo and is on sale at €150 each. The photo was taken under Semple Stadium Floodlights on Sunday, October 10. All proceeds from the sale of the photographs will go towards the Tipperary Team Holiday fund. Photos are available from any Team Member, Backroom Team or County Board Officers. They so on sale in Tipperary GAA Shop, Lár na Páirce, Thurles – please phone 0504 22702 for details.

TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW

Congratulations to Josephine O’Sullivan of Ardfinnan (sold by Fr. Sheehy’s Club) who won a car or €15,000 at the Tipperary Clubs Draw held in Gerry Hogan’s Pub, Templederry on Friday night last. William Connolly, The Green, Fethard (sold by Fethard club) won €12,000 or a car and Clerihan GAA won the jersey set.

COACHING COURSES

Award One Child and Youth courses are being rolled out in each division starting in November. Twenty Five places are available on each course, which will be run in central locations. Clubs are asked to contact their divisional GDA to arrange places on these courses. Please note, coaches must have an Award One Course completed before they are entitled to take a full coaching session in their clubs. The Foundation Course is not adequate for them to take charge of full sessions. Clubs are asked to observe best practice in this regard at all times.

COLLEGES GAMES

In the Munster Colleges hurling competitions the following games will be plated on Wednesday November 17 all at 2.30pm – Dr. Harty Cup: Thurles CBS v Blackwater Community School at Clonmel; Our Lady’s Templemore v Colaiste Chriost Rí; St. Flannan’s Ennis v De La Salle Waterford; Corn Phadraig – Cashedl CBS v Clonmel CBS at Ardfinnan.

SCÓR

The County Scór A.G.M. will be held in Lár na Páirce,Thurles, on Monday November 15 at 8pm. All are welcome. The Mid Tipp Scór final will be held in Loughmore on Saturday, Noivember 27th at 8pm. All clubs in the Mid Division are encouraged to participate in as many items as possible.

SEAN GHAEL AWARDS

The annual Sean Ghael Awards will be presented at a ceremony in the Dome at Semple Stadium at 5pm on Sunday next, November 14th. The awards are made annual to Gaels over 70 years of age who have given great service to the GAA as players, administrators, coaches or in other capacities.

MEMORIES OF A GOLDEN AGE IN GAA HURLING NOW ON DVD

The Irish Film Institute is to release its priceless collection of highlights of All-Ireland Hurling finals from 1948 to 1959 in the beautifully presented GAA Gold DVD, in association with the GAA. Covering more than a decade’s worth of fantastic hurling, the DVD includes such golden memories as Tipperary and Cork achieving three-in-a-row wins, alongside victories for Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford, and features some of greatest hurlers of all time including many Tipperary greats. This is a collection of rarely seen footage that will refresh many memories and is a must-see for any serious GAA fan or lover of Irish heritage. It will be available from the IFI Film Shop and all leading DVD retailers from November 10.

MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 FIXTURES

Tipperary’s senior hurlers will commence the defence of their All Ireland title in the Munster Championship quarter final against Cork on Sunday, May 29 at Semple Stadium. The Tipperary senior footballers will play Kerry in the Munster Championship quarter final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on Sunday May 22.  The intermediate hurlers and footballers will play Cork and Kerry respectively in the curtain raisers on May 29 and 22. In the Under 21 hurling championship Tipp will play Waterford in the quarter final in July 1 and the Under 21 footballers will also play Waterford in a quarter final on March 9. At minor level, the hurlers’ first game will be on April 27 against Waterford and in minor football the first game will be against Limerick on April 13.

PREMIER SUPPORTERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Premier Supporters, which are an independent group of Tipperary supporters mainly organised through Facebook, in association with Tipperary Credit Unions, will hold their Tipperary Player of the Year Awards in The Templemore Arms Hotel on this Friday November 12 at 9pm. Tickets for this event are priced at €10 and include admission on the night and entry into a draw for 2 Season Tickets for Tipperary’s entire league and championship games in 2011, signed Tipp jerseys and much more. Music will be provided by Erin’s Own followed by a disco. Tickets can be purchase from Phelan’s Market House Roscrea, Brendan’s Bar Roscrea, Templemore Arms Hotel, Long Charlie’s Pub Nenagh and various Credit Unions throughout the county. Templemore Arms Hotel are also doing are great deal on rooms for the night @ €30 per-person sharing or €45 for a single room for full Bed + Breakfast and can be contacted on (0504) 31281. Buses will travel from Long Charlie’s Pub Nenagh and Brendan’s Bar Roscrea on Friday night to the event at 8pm. For full details on the buses or on buses going from other destinations on the night you can contact 086 3260996 or 085 7141201. All money raised on the night will be donated to the Tipperary Team Holiday Fund as a thank you for a wonderful year.

TIPPERARY GAA SCENE

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 atpro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3:00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site athttp://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.

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