Tipperary GAA Scene June 12th





Congratulations to the Tipperary under 21 hurlers and management on their excellent win over Cork in the Munster quarter-final on Wednesday night last by 0-18 to 0-17. It was a great sign of the team’s commitment and resilience that they battled hard throughout the game and only took the lead at the very end. Tipperary’s semi-final will be against defending Munster champions Limerick on Wednesday July 18at Pairc na nGael, Limerickat 7.30pm.





The Munster minor hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Waterford which was originally fixed for Friday June 29 has been changed to Wednesday June 27 at 7.30pm at Semple Stadium. Tipperary have lost to Waterford on the last 2 occasions in which they met in the Munster minor hurling championship – the 2011 first round and the 2009 Munster final. The other semi-final between Limerick and Clare will take place on Friday June 29 at Cusack Park Ennis.





The first draw of the 2012-13 Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw took place last Friday night in Cahir House Hotel. The big prize winners on the night were Mary, Mgt, James and Kathy McGrath (sold by Newcastle club) who won a Skoda Octavia car or €15,000 and Paddy Halloran (sold by Upperchurch Drombane club) who won a Skoda Fabio car or €10,000. Thanks are due to the Draw Committee, chaired by Peter Byrne; Draw co-ordinator, Ger Bradley; and County Secretary, Tim Floyd and all the draw promoters throughout the clubs for the excellent work they have done maintaining the numbers in this year’s draw despite the difficult economic climate. We are very grateful to all those people who have entered the draw, from those in their 25th year to those joining for the first time, for their generosity and support for Tipperary GAA. 





Tickets for the Munster Hurling Championship semi-final between Tipp v Cork on at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on June 24 are as follows: Covered stand – €30; Uncovered stand – €25; Terrace – €15; Family Covered stand – Adult €30,  Juveniles €5; Family  Uncovered stand –  Adult €25, Juveniles €5; Student/OAP – Concession on Stand Tickets only – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid ID); Juvenile Groups – There will be a limited number of Juvenile Groups available for this game – €3 per Juvenile with a free Adult with every 10 children. Other adults pay €25; Adult Group Tickets Covered Stand – €25 per person – minimum order per Club is 15; Adult Group Tickets Uncovered Stand – €20 per person – minimum order per Club is 15; Group Terrace Tickets – €10 per person with a minimum order of 20 tickets per Club. All Groups should be booked directly with County / Divisional Boards through club secretaries and Munster GAA will then issue tickets to the County board. Once again thanks and credit are due to Munster Council for the excellent range of ticket options available to encourage and enable as many as possible to attend the game in Cork. Tickets are now available through clubs, online through tickets.ie or at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets. If purchasing your tickets online or through retail outlets, make sure to check that your tickets are for the correct game.





Following the victories of Cork and Clare in the Munster senior football semi-finals, theMunster football finals are fixed for Pairce na nGael Limerick on Sunday July 8. Tipperarywill play Kerry in the minor decider at 12 noon with the senior game following at 2pm.





The Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final will be at 4pm on Sunday July 15 with the following venue permutations: Tipperary v Clare – Pairc na nGael, Limerick;

Tipperary v Waterford – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork; Cork v Clare – Semple Stadium Thurles; Cork v Waterford – Semple Stadium Thurles. While we all love to have big games at Semple Stadium, Tipperary people will be hoping to travel to Cork or Limerickon July 15.





Good luck to Shane Long from Gortnahoe who is on the Repbulic of Ireland squad for the European Soccer championships. Shane is a former Tipp minor hurler.





The Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations are underway at this stage and we hope that all the Tipperary students are doing well and coping with the inevitable pressures examinations begin. We wish them well for their remaining exams and look forward to welcoming them all back to playing our games at club and county level in the a few weeks time.





The annual Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Semple Stadium Thurles and The Ragg over two days on Thursday, 7th June and Friday, 8th June. Despite the terrible weather conditions, the matches provided great entertainment for the large attendance on both days. Congratulations are due to all the boys and girls who participated, the teachers, parents and all who helped prepare teams and the officers of Cumann na mBucnscol, the referees, GDAs and all who helped make the events at both venues so enjoyable and successful.  They are setting a terrific example for all our young boys and girls. DVDs of the 2012 Hurling Finals are available from Michael Trehy Video Productions and all orders will be taken on 086 2755805. Teachers of the different schools can place their orders with Michael. Prices: Single Match: €20. Double Match Box Set: €25. All match reports and photos of the Finals will be posted in the coming weeks on the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol websitehttp://cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/.  For further information on all matters relating to Cumann na mBunscol please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley ofDualla NS at pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie.





Eircom, sponsors of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, has marked the launch of the second year of its sponsorship by developing the country’s first ever online interactive GAA Timeline.  Created for Ireland’s many GAA fans, all of whom have their own great stories to tell, the Eircom GAA Timeline celebrates favourite GAA Football Championship stories from 1885 through to the present day and allows users to upload and share their all-time favourite GAA stories on one simple platform,www.experiencemore.ie.  While GAA fans are invited to visit www.experiencemore.ie to access the Eircom GAA Timeline and relive some of the most iconic moments in GAA Football Championship history past and present, Eircom is also inviting fans to upload and share photos, videos and comments which represent their own favourite stories. This rich combination of the iconic with the personal, Eircom hopes, will present a valuable and entertaining collection of stories around GAA Football Championship moments over the years which will continue to evolve as more people interact with the Timeline.  In addition, Eircom’s interactive online platform has a number of specific features to help GAA enthusiasts brush up on their GAA football knowledge. With categories such as ‘Did you Know?’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Fan Favourites’ to scroll through, visitors to www.experiencemore.ie  will be guaranteed to walk away with new found pearls of GAA Football Championship wisdom. Storytellers around the country will have a strong incentive to upload their stories as those who successfully add to the Timeline will be in with a chance to win match tickets for the GAA Football Championship, courtesy of Eircom. While all content uploaded will be put forward for consideration, content must relate to GAA Football Championship either nationally or locally for the chance to be successfully added to the Timeline. Content will also be screened to ensure it is appropriate and, of course, accurate.





Congratulations to London on winning the Christy Ring Cup by defeating Wicklow by 418 to 1-17 at Croke Park last weekend. 3 players from Tipperary featured among London’s scorers – Jonathan Maher (Burgess) – 2-4; Tony Dunne (Burgess) – 1-1 and James Egan (Loughmore Castleiney) – 0-4.





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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