Tipperary GAA Scene 24th April

Allianz Hurling League Semi-Final

Hard luck to the Tipperary senior hurlers on their 1-25 to 2-15 defeat to Cork in the Allianz hurling league semi-final at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. It was a disappointing end to the 2012 league campaign but Cork are always formidable opponents and they certainly proved yesterday that they are a resurgent force. This defeat is the latest in a poor league run against our great Leeside rivals. Tipperary have only had 1 win (2009) in their last 9 AHL meetings with Cork with the other 8 being 5 defeats and 3 draws.  Tipperary’s next competitive outing will the Munster championship quarter-final against Limerick at Semple Stadium on Sunday, May 27. The winners of that game will play Cork in theMunster semi-final. We extend our best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to Corkgoalkeeper, who sustained a serious ankle injury during last Sunday’s game. The Munstersenior football quarter-final between Tipperary and Kerry will also be played at Semple Stadium on Sunday, May 27.



Allianz Hurling League Review


Tipperary played 6 games in this year’s Allianz hurling league campaign scoring a total of 140 points (5-125) and conceding a total of 143 (10-113). Tipperary used 28 players in their league campaign with Michael Cahill the only player ever present throughout all 6 games. Padraic Maher only missed 6 minutes of the 6 games having been substituted towards the end of the game against Waterford and Noel McGrath missed only 18 minutes having been substituted in both games against Cork. Debutant, Sean Curran of Mullinahone played for just 20 minutes in total in 2 ten minutes stints in the game against Waterford and the second game againstCork. Other league debutants this year were Johnny Ryan of Drom and Inch and Adrian Ryan of Templederry Kenyons. The top scorers were Pa Bourke (2-38), Noel McGrath (1-23), Brian O’Meara (1-11) and Shane Bourke (0-12).



Minor Hurling


Good luck to theTipperaryminor hurlers who will play Kerry in theMunsterchampionship first round at Semple Stadium on Wednesday May 2 at7pm.Tipperaryand Kerry have met 9 times in theMunsterminor hurling championship and Tipp have recorded 9 wins, scoring 7 goals in 4 of those games and 10 in 2 of them. Their most recent encounter was in April 2002 whenTipperarywon atAustinStackPark,Traleeby 5-20 to 0-8.  They last met in Thurles in April 2001 whenTipperarywon by 2-16 to 0-8. Bill Maher from Kilsheelan Kilcash is the team captain. Expectations will clearly be for a Tipp win but as our minor footballers have proven traditions and expectations can be overcome so there will be no over confidence in the well preparedTipperarycamp.



Tipperary Association Dublin Annual Awards Night


Tickets for the Tipperary Association Dublin annual awards night on Saturday, April 28 at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin are for sale at the GAA Office Lar na Pairce. They can be purchased by credit card over the phone (0504 22702). Tickets cost €35 each.  We hope that Tipperary person of the Year 2011, David Power and Hall of Fame award winner, Liam Ahearne and their families and friends will have a great night at the awards night.



Tipperary Clubs Draw


The 2012- 2013 Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw is being promoted in divisions and clubs at present and it is great to report a widespread positive response to the new draw, which is celebrating its silver jubilee this year. The draw is an essential source of funds for clubs and the county board and without it much of the games and other development work that goes on in the county would not be possible. We ask all our loyal supporters to remain in the draw if possible and would encourage new members to join. Prizes include cars, holidays and several cash prizes every month – all for €100 per year or €10 per month. For further details contact your local club co-ordinator or Ger Bradley at the Tipp GAA Office on 0504 22702.



Tommy Barrett To Present Book Proceeds


County Board President and former long-serving County Board Secretary, Tommy Barrett will present the proceeds from his recent book to the Hospice Movement at a function to be held in the Sarsfields Social Centre on Friday night next, April 27.  Tommy’s book, The Runai, which was written in conjunction with Susan Max is a very interesting account of Tommy’s long and distinguished service to the GAA and Tommy deserves great credit for his thoughtful and generous gesture in donating the proceeds to a very worthy cause.



Frewen Cup Colleges Football


Hard luck to CBS High School Clonmel on losing to Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne by 0-8 to 0-7 in the final of the Frewen Cup (Munster colleges U16½ A Football) at Mallow last weekend.



From The Archives – 100 Years Ago


The Tipperary GAA archives website, www.tippgaaarchives.com, is a fund of interesting information on Tipperary teams and players from the past. A quick look at Tipperary’s inter-county performances in 1912 reveals that the county only played a total of 8 championship games in hurling and football for that year and one of the games was actually played in 1913. In senior hurling, they defeated Clare in the Munster semi-final by 3-3 to 2-3 before losing the Munster final to Cork in Dugarvan by 5-1 to 3-1. In senior football, the only outing was a Munster semi-final defeat to Clare by 2-2 to 1-0. The junior hurling followed the senior hurling pattern with a semi-final win over Clare by 10-2 to 0-0 and a final defeat to Cork by 5-4 to 3-1/ The junior football team was the jewel in the crown that year with a 3 match campaign that yielded the All Ireland title. In Munster, Tipp defeated Clare by 5-4 to 0-1 in the semi-final and Cork by 0-5 to 0-2 in the final. They then played Louth in the All Ireland final at Croke Park (played in February 1913) and won by 1-4 to 1-3.



Referees  Assessors Meeting


A meeting of the county referees assessors group will take place in Lar na Pairce, Thurles on Tuesday May 1 at 8pm. All referees assessors are asked to attend this important meeting.



GAA Match Tickets


The GAA has partnered with Tickets.ie and the Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland to createIreland’s largest secure ticket sales network. Over 130 SuperValu and Centra stores will sell tickets for GAA fixtures throughout the remainder of the year. The new sales network significantly increases the availability of tickets to all those wishing to watch top-class hurling and football. No ticket fees will apply for any tickets purchased via the new network or online via Tickets.ie or www.gaa.ie. GAA supporters can now purchase tickets in advance of fixtures via a variety of channels:

1) Online via www.gaa.ie or tickets.ie; 2) Via over 150 SuperValu & Centra stores and Tickets.ie outlets; 3) Via 32 County Board offices; 4) Via 4 Provincial Council offices and the GAA Ticket Office; 5) Via any one of our 2,800+ GAA Clubs. That gives a total of over 180 locations where tickets can be purchased over-the-counter in advance of fixtures where no additional ticket fees apply. The new sales arrangements enhance the GAA’s existing Championship sponsorship agreements with SuperValu and Centra. All stores involved will sell tickets for any GAA fixture where tickets are available. Tickets.ie is the GAA’s official ticketing partner. Tickets.ie serves as primary sales agent for the GAA, both online and retail. As with online sales via Tickets.ie no service charges will apply for customers purchasing via the new outlets.

The new network was piloted in 2011 and has already proved successful in 2012 with SuperValu and Centra stores selling tickets for fixtures in the Allianz Leagues, Cadbury’s U21 Football Championships & AIB Club Championships. The full network of outlets will be open by end April, before the commencement of the GAA Championships.



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 at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3: 0pm 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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