Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

TG4 Munster Intermediate Championship Final

Tipperary have been knocking at the Intermediate Championship Final door for a while now, suffering defeats to Waterford in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by three points on each occasion. In 2016 Waterford were promoted to Senior Championship and this finally opened the door for Tipperary when met Clare in the TG4 Munster Intermediate Championship Final under the management team of Gerry McGill, Peter O’Leary, Una O’Brien, Jim Kilty, Michael Nash, Richard O’Brien and Elaine Harte. With the Waterford barrier removed Tipperary had nothing to fear and indeed, it was a tough battle. Although, five points down at half time Tipperary managed to turn the game around to claim their first ever Munster Intermediate title. In 2017 Tipperary will hope to build on this and claim their second title.

 

There have been changes a foot in Tipperary with a new management team of Shane Ronayne, Alan O’Connor, Tony Smith, Elaine Harte and six players from that Munster Final team no longer available to Tipperary due to other commitments. With all this taken into consideration, Tipperary have remained unbeaten in the Lidl National Football League with only Wexford coming close in the Final when both teams could not be separated on that occasion. However, in the replay Tipperary claimed the title and promotion to Division 2 when the game finished on a score line; Tipperary 0-15 Wexford 1-10.

 

In their first game of the Munster Championship Shane Ronayne felt it appropriate to introduce a number of new players to the Championship side; Rachel O’Donnell (Cahir), Elaine Kelly (Cappawhite), Laura Dillon (Ardfinnan) and Evrena Everard (Moyle Rovers). Shane Ronayne was “very impressed with each girl’s performance and was looking forward to the competition this would create in the future for places on the team”. With this in mind the Tipperary team will surely see a few changes for the TG4 Munster Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Final (Enda McDonnell Cup) which will be played on Saturday, July 8th in Mallow GAA Complex at 1.15pm. Admission is €10 for Adults, €5 for OAP’s & Students and Under 16’s are free. All support is welcome.

 

 

Under 13 and Under 15 Development

Under 13 and Under 15 Development will run over the months of July and August located in three regions in Tipperary and is open to players born in 2004 (Under 13) and 2002 (Under 15) from clubs. This programme will run on Tuesday’s (Under 13’s) and Thursday’s (Under 15’s) over 8 weeks in July and Aug. For further details check out www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie

 

 

Coaching Development Programme

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association held their first Coaching Development Programme (CDP) for current or past intercounty players on Saturday last. Congratulations to Elaine Harte, Tipperary Ladies Football Intermediate Management Team who received her certificate for completing Level 1 of the course.

 

 

All Ireland 7-a-side Competition

Ladies Gaelic Football will host their Annual All-Ireland Club 7-a-Side competitions on Saturday the 23rd of September. The Junior, Intermediate and Senior All Ireland Sevens will be held in St. Sylvester’s GAA Club and Naomh Mearnóg GAA Clubs.  Clubs from all Counties are invited to enter this tournament. Entry forms should be sent to Lyn Savage, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3 no later than Friday 4th August 2017 and are available at www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie

 

 

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