Tipperary GAA Scene 10th July

by County PRO Ger Ryan

Munster Senior Hurling Final


We extend best wishes for success to the Tipperary senior hurlers and management for theMunster senior hurling final against Waterford on Sunday next July 15 at4pmat Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Tipperary will be seeking their 40th Munster senior hurling title while Waterfordare seeking their 10th title. Tickets are still on sale for the game and supporters are reminded that tickets will be €5 cheaper if purchased in advance of Sunday.  The winners will qualify for the All Ireland semi-final on August 19 while the losers qualify for the All Ireland quarter-finals on July 29 along with Kilkenny and the winners of Cork v Wexford and Limerick v Clare.



Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Final


Tipperary will attempt to win their first Munster minor hurling title since 2007 when they take on 3-in-a-row seeking Clare at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday next July 15 at 2pm. We wish the players and management the very best of luck in their quest to winTipperary’s 37th title. Clare are seeking their 5th title.



Tipperary V Wexford Senior Football


Good luck to the Tipperary senior footballers and management for their All Ireland senior football championship round 2 game against Wexford on Saturday afternoon, July 14 at 3pm. Tipperary and Wexford last met in a championship game inn 2005 when Tipperarywon the Tommy Murphy Cup final by 3-10 to 0-15 at Croke Park. Their only other senior football championship meeting was the 1918 All Ireland final which was played onFebruary 16 1919at Croke Park and which Wexford won by 0-5 to 0-4 to capture their 4th consecutive title.



Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Final


Congratulations to the Tipperary minor footballers and management on retaining the Munster minor title by defeating Kerry by 2-14 to 1-14 after coming back from a 7 point half time deficit at Pairc na nGael in Limerick. This is the first time for Tipperary to retain the title since 1935 and the first time Kerry have ever lost 2 Munster minor football championship games in the same season. Tipperary will play the losers of the Connachtminor football final between Mayo and Roscommon which will be played next Sunday.



Hurling Qualifiers


Semple Stadium will be busy on Saturday with the Tipperary v Wexford football game followed by the round 3 hurling qualifiers between Cork and Wexford at 5pm and Limerick and Clare at 7pm. Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla will referee the Cork v Wexford game and we wish him and his umpires and linesmen well.



County Senior Hurling Championship Round 2


The draw has been made for Round 2 of the County Senior Hurling championship and has resulted in the following pairings: 1) Loser of Drom and Inch/Loughmore Castleiney v Moneygall; 2) Killenaule v Kildangan; 3) Winner of Kilruane MacDonaghs / Knockavilla Kickhams v Borris-Ileigh; 4) Nenagh Éire Óg v Burgess; 5) Borrisokane v Loser of Cappawhite / Clonoulty Rossmore; 6) Ballingarry v Lorrha Dorrha; 7) Roscrea v Loser of Cashel King Cormacs / Éire Óg Anacarty and 8) JK Brackens v Templederry Kenyons. Fixture dates for,these games have not been confirmed as yet.



Friends Of Tipperary Football Golf Classic


The Friends of Tipperary Football Golf Classic sponsored by Mr. Mister, Mitchelstown & Cahir goes ahead in Cahir Park Golf Club next Friday, July 13 (South & West Divisions). Cost per team of 4 is 120 euro and times are still available on timesheet.  Tee sponsorship is available at 50 euro.  Many thanks to do those who have already booked their tee times and to tee sponsors.   Details of timesheet available from John Costigan (PRO) 087 7630154 or from any member of Friends Committee.  North and Mid Divisions will be played in Nenagh and Thurles on Friday, August 10, with the Grand Final (6 teams to qualify) in Tipperary Golf Club on Saturday, August 18.



Newport/Ballinahinch Camogie Feile Champions


Congratulations to Newport/Ballinahinch Camogie Club who defied all the odds by winning the All Ireland Division 1 Camogie Feile na nGael last weekend. On Thursday, they defeated their hosts Lucan Sarsfields on their home ground and followed this up at the same venue on Friday with victories over St Judes Dublin and Pilltown Kilkenny to finish top of their group. In the semi final on Friday night they saw off Ballyboden Gaels in a tight battle at a wet and heavy St Perigrines GAA Grounds in Blanchardstown with the final score 2-0 to 0-3. On Saturday it was a dream come true for these young girls to play on the sacred sod of Croke Park and their dream seemed to be under threat as an appeal from the other semi final looked like causing a deferment. Despite a three and a half hour delay the final went ahead with Davitts of Galway as opposition. The game was close all through until the Tipp representatives scored two goals in the final minutes to end up worthy winners on a scoreline 3-3 to 0-2. Well done to this wonderful team fromNewport, Birdhill, Ballinahinch and Rearcross which only two years ago was playing in “C” competition and has proven what hard work and commitment can achieve. Hard luck to Kilruane MacDonaghs, Tipp’s representatives in the Féile Hurling, who won their opening game against their hosts Clontarf but lost to Na Fianna and Sarsfields in their other group games.



Thurles Sarsfields International Hurling Festival


July 13 and 14 next will see over one thousand players from Ireland and overseas descend on Thurles for a two day International Festival of Hurling with teams from all over Ireland and Lodon competing for the Tom Semple Cup, which will be defended by London side, Kilburn Gaels. In association with the GAA, Thurles Sarsfields GAA Club, Shannon Development and a host of regional partnerships and bodies, the two day weekend event will serve up a feast of hurling activity with clubs and teams competing for a range of cups and silverware. Events taking place include the Association’s social and recreational game, Camán Abú which will be showcased competitively at the Ursuline Convent Thurles on Saturday, July 14. Any club or social team can participate. For full details on entering, visitjustplay.gaa.ie. The European Board will also play the final round of their European Hurling and Camogie Championships in Thurles on Saturday, July 14. Teams from Switzerland,Sweden, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Belgium and Spain amongst others will compete over the course of the day to become the 2012 European Champions. Among the events will be Hurl Ball and Road Bowling. Hurl ball is played in handball alleys with players using their hurleys in a new game largely based on handball rules. It is growing in popularity among current and former players. In Road Bowling, the Michael Cusack Cup will be presented to the winners of a special interprovincial men’s competition, which will have contestants representing all four provinces. In tandem with this event the Munster Girls U18 final will also be played at ThurlesFor more information visithttp://www.thurlessarsfields.gaa.ie and www.justplay.gaa.ie. Well done to Thurles Sarsfields and all associated with these events on their initiative and effort and we wish them every success for the festival.



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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