Tipperary GAA Scene 31st August 2010


We wish our senior hurlers and team management every success for Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final when they will seek to win the county’s 26th All Ireland hurling title against 5 in a row seeking Kilkenny. This is Tipperary’s first time making consecutive All Ireland final appearances since 1989 when Tipp won their first All Ireland title for 18 years by defeating Antrim. There will be a big Tipperary contingent in Croke Park on Sunday where a crowd of over 80,000 will be present.  It has taken a lot of commitment, ability and hard work to qualify for the final so we thank the team management and players for representing us so well and giving so much of their time to the Tipperary cause.


The All Ireland Final night banquet to be hosted by the Tipperary Association Dublin in the Burlington Hotel is now sold out. The Association would like to thank all those who have so generously supported the function.


Thanks to all those who have supported our senior hurlers by buying tickets in the All Ireland Final Draw Bonanza. The players and management greatly appreciate your generosity. The lucky winner of the magnificent first prize of an All Ireland weekend for 2 in the Burlington Hotel, 2 stand tickets for the final, 2 tickets to the banquet and a trip for 2 on the team holiday will be announced this Thursday evening, September 2nd, when the draw takes place at 10pm in the Sarsfields Centre, Thurles. The draw will be broadcast live on Tipp FM. Thanks also to all the clubs and people who sold tickets and to the organising committee for running such a successful fund raising event.


In honour of the impending All-Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary the GAA Museum have organised two very special All-Ireland themed Legends Tours of Croke Park for the day before the 2010 hurling final, Saturday 4th September. The first Legends Tour is at 10am with Tipperary hurling Legend Nicky English and the second Legends Tour is at 12pm is with Liam Fennelly. Nicky English joins staff of the GAA Museum for a special Legends Tour at 10am. This All-Ireland themed Legends Tour will take lucky GAA fans on a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Croke Park with one of Tipperary’s all time greats. Nicky is no stranger to Croke Park having won two All-Ireland medals with Tipperary in 1989 and 1991. In 2001 Nicky guided Tipperary to further All-Ireland glory as a manager. Please note that advance booking is essential as places are limited.  For more information or booking, please contact Selina O’Regan, Education Officer, GAA Museum on 01 8192361 or soregan@crokepark.ie.


The All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Final between Tipperary and Galway will be played at Semple Stadium on Saturday September 11th at 7pm. It will be preceded at 5pm by the All Ireland Under 21 B Hurling Final between Meath and Kerry. Tipperary have played in sixteen Under 21 All Ireland Finals winning eight and losing eight.  Two of Tipperary’s losses were in replays, to Galway in 1978 and to Kilkenny, in 2006. Galway have appeared in nineteen deciders and been victorious on nine occasions. They won their 1978 (Tipperary) and 1993 (Kilkenny) titles in replays.

SeptEMBER Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw

Come along to Lacey’s Bar, Ballydine on Friday September 3rd at 10pm and get into the All Ireland mood by celebrating with local club Boherlahan-Dualla and their recent draw winner Michael O’Sullivan who will be collecting a cheque for €15,000. We will also be presenting local promoter Laurence Devane with his prize of €500. On top of this we will be giving away 2 cars along with a holiday, TV and numerous cash prizes. Don’t forget that we have a lotto jackpot of €5,000 to be won also along with a set of Jerseys for some lucky Club. Music and craic guaranteed with quite a few sliotars pucked around on the night!

U10 All Ireland Go Games Festival of Hurling

To celebrate Tipperary’s involvement in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final a special Under 10 Go Games Hurling Blitz will be held in Dr Morris Park Thurles on Saturday next September 4th from 10am to 3pm. Clubs from the four divisions will participate in a series of games on a group basis where all teams will get a minimum of three matches. The games will be run on the Quick Touch Go Games Rules format. A draw will be held for a kit of gear, kindly sponsored by McSports, at the end of the blitz. Players are asked to wear their Tipperary Jerseys as bibs will be provided on the day for the matches. Clubs will be contacted by the Games Development Administrators with details of timetable and groupings.


Congratulations to Ballylooby Castlegrace on winning the County Junior Hurling League final last weekend when they defeated Clonoulty Rossmore on a scoreline of 0-14 to 24.


Congratulations to the Tipperary under 16 hurling team and mentors on winning the Tipperary Supporters Club sponsored All Ireland Under 16 final at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. Thanks to the Supporters Club for sponsoring the competition and well done to Tipperary County Bord na nOg for organising it and to West Tipperary Bord na nOg for hosting the early rounds on Saturday.


Munster Council has recently made changes to Grant Applications.   They are now divided into 4 categories: 1. Grant Guidelines, 2. Purchase Grant Application Form, 3. Dressing Room Grant Application Form, 4. Schools, Handball, Co. Grounds and Other Club Developments Application Form. These documents are also up on Munster Council website. Clubs are asked to ensure that all applications for Grants are submitted on the Revised Application Forms and comply with the Revised Guidelines. Applications not complying with these guidelines will be deemed ineligible. An updated Deed of Trust must also be included with each application. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 3rd September 2010.


Tipp Mid West radio will host an “Up for the Match Special” on Friday September 3rd at 9pm. It promises to be a great night of music and chat. Guests will include Ger Loughnane, Michael Lyster, Cyril Farrell, Marty Morrissey, Jimmy Barry Murphy,   Mick Roche and many more. Also in studio will be Musician Pat Aherne and singer Nicola O Connell and well known journalist Jackie Cahill.


To whet the appetite ahead of the glamour hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, Ratoath GAA club is set to host the second year of its All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling 11s on Saturday, September 4th. The senior and junior 7s tournaments in Kilmacud Crokes and St Jude’s are a long established part of the calendar and this fills the gap for club teams on the biggest hurling weekend of the year. Tullogher-Rosbercon and Glenmore will be representing five-in-a-row chasing Kilkenny with Carrick Davins and defending champions Silvermines flying the flag for Tipperary. GAA President Christy Cooney is among the guests of honour due to attend on the day with up to 20 clubs from all over Ireland set to compete.


Good luck to the Tipperary clubs which will take part in the Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Sevens on Saturday September 4th. They are Templederry Kenyons, Kilruane McDonaghs, Moneygall, Portroe, Burgess, Boherlahan Dualla, Moycarkey-Borris, Upperchurch Drombane and Cashel King Cormacs. Moycarkey-Borris are the defending champions. The tournament kicks off at 10.30am in various grounds close to Kilmacud’s Glenalbyn headquarters. The first semi-final is at 5pm with the second at 5.30pm and the final at 6.45pm.


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 3:00pm 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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