Tipperary GAA Scene 14th Dec. News from around the County



Congratulations to Holycross Ballycahill on winning the County Junior A Hurling Final replay against Kilruane MacDonaghs at Templemore on Sunday last on a scoreline of 4-17 to 1-10. It is their fourth title and their first since 1988. It was the second county title of the year having won the Minor B county title earlier.


Hard luck to St. Patrick’s on their defeat to Meelin of Cork in the AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Final against at Mallow GAA Grounds on Sunday last.


County Convention takes place in the Dome at Semple Stadium on Monday evening next, December 20 at 8pm. It will be preceded by Mass at 7.30pm. All clubs are asked to ensure they are represented.


The Football Board Convention takes place at the Anner Hotel Thurles this Thursday night at 8pm. The convention will mark the retirement of Eddie Lonergan as Secretary after well over 20 years of dedicated service to Tipperary football. Eddie will be a very hard act to follow and while he will hopefully continue to be involved in some capacity, he will certainly be missed from his role as Secretary. We congratulate him on and thank him for his long tenure, his meticulous work during his term and his great commitment to Tipperary.


Jerry Ring has retired as Secretary of the West Tipperary GAA Board after 29 years of service in the position and Ger McKeogh will retire after 12 years as Secretary of the North Board at the forthcoming North Convention. Both have made outstanding contributions to their divisions and to the county in general during their time as divisional secretaries. Divisional Treasurers Tom Cusack in the South, John O’Donovan in the Mid and Catherine Gleeson in the North are also stepping down due to the 5 year rule. We wish them well and thank them also for their sterling contributions. We look forward to all of the departing officials continuing their involvement in the GAA in various other capacities.


To mark Tipperary’s great year, the Tipperary Supporters Club are delighted that the member’s gift for 2011 is a DVD featuring the full 2010 GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final and highlights of the Bord Gáis Under 21 Final. This DVD is produced by Sideline, the Irish company with the exclusive rights from the GAA for DVDs. In addition Adult Membership benefits include a Tipperary Car/Window Sticker, entry in Ticket Draws for Tipperary’s 2011 Championship games and a Draw for an All-Ireland Final Weekend, a discount scheme, Championship team news by text and regular updates by email on team news and events. Adult Membership will cost €30 (unchanged since 2005). Supporters can join on line on www.tippsupportersclub.com by credit card or debit/laser card. A gift voucher is available on the website, as is a direct debit facility.  If joining by post please send a cheque/postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to John Coman, PRO and Membership Officer, 52 Hazelbrook Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W (087-9087105, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com).


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 are also on sale in Tipperary GAA Shop, Lár na Páirce, Thurles – please phone 0504 22702 for details.


The annual Moycarkey-Borris GAA club newsletter is now on sale. The newsletter includes 40 A4 size all-colour pages with over 130 photos bringing the activities for the 2010 season to life. The content includes a review of the club activity from the Senior grade all the way down to the Under 6s. County titles came back to the parish courtesy of Two-Mile-Borris National School and the Ladies Footballers at Under 14 and Under 16 level and these successes are profiled. Successes further afield are also covered such as the Moran brothers lining out for Pete Finnerty’s Mayo and Tom Quinn winning an All-Ireland Colleges medal while Willie Cashin outlines his first year as President of the European GAA Board. Our Scór na nÓg County Champion Novelty Act, Kieran Morris becoming the 6th Moycarkey man to win an All-Ireland Under 21 medal and the switching on of the lights in our New Field are other highlights. Pride of place goes to the 1982 / 1984 Moycarkey-Borris County Championship winning teams honoured by the County Board in October and by the club in January when GAA President Christy Cooney and Today FM’s Paul Collins attended our Gala Dinner to pay tribute to the successful players of that era. Retailing at 8 euro, the newsletter is a good read for Moycarkey-Borris GAA club supporters and beyond. Well done to everyone who contributed material for the newsletter and to the Newsletter committee of Club PRO John Kelly, Norah Maher, Cathal Ryan and Club Secretary / Editor Ed Donnelly for producing another memorable account of the year’s activities. Copies are available from local shops in the Horse and Jockey, Littleton and Two-Mile-Borris or may be ordered from Ed Donnelly at 087-2055642.


The Tipperary GAA Scene will be taking a break until January 18th 2011. Thanks to everybody who contributed material for the column during the year. Thanks to the local newspapers for carrying the column each week. Thanks in particular to all of you who read the column. I would like to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and all the best for 2011. I wish all our clubs and county teams the very best for success in 2011.

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