Tipperary GAA Scene 19th Oct

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Congratulations to Larry Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields) on being named Hurler of the Year at last weekend’s Vodafone GAA All Stars Awards and to Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh) on being named Young Hurler of the Year. They both were named on the All Star team as well. Congratulations also to the other 4 Tipperary All Stars – Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon Grange), Paul Curran (Mullinahone), Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney) and Eoin Kelly (Mullinhaone). It was Eoin Kelly’s 6th All Star which means he joins Nicky English as Tipperary’s most honoured All Stars. Brendan Cummins received his 5th award, Larry Corbett and Noel McGrath their 2nd, awards and Brendan Maher and Paul Curran their 1st awards. It was the highest number of awards Tipperary received since 2001 when they received 7.


Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields and Clonoulty Rossmore on qualifying for the County Senior Hurling Final which will be played at Semple Stadium on Sunday, October 31st. Sarsfields are defending champions while Clonoulty Rossmore last won the title in 1997. Sarsfields are seeking their thirty first county senior hurling title, while the West champions are seeking their fourth. The final will be refereed by Keith Delahunty of Moyle Rovers. Keith also refereed the All Ireland Ladies Football final this year.


The county senior football semi-finals will be played this Sunday at Leahy Park, Cashel. Aherlow will play Cahir in the first game at 2.30pm while defending champions, Moyle Rovers will play Loughmore Castleiney in the second game at 4pm.


Congratulations to Borrisokane on winning the County Intermediate Hurling title when they defeated Gortnahoe Glengoole by 2-13 to 1-12 at Templemore last Sunday. It was Borrisokane’s second title at this grade with their previous victory coming in 1982 when they were captained by one of this year’s selectors, Paul Dooley.  Chairman, Barry O’Brien presented the Jacksie Ryan Cup to Borrisokane captain, Graham McMahon.


Congratulations to Moneygall on winning the County Under 21 C hurling final by defeating Ballinahinch by 2-12 to 1-9 at the weekend. It was Moneygall’s first title at this level.


Well done to Rockwell Rovers and Kilsheelan Kilcash on qualifying for the County Intermediate Football final. Rockwell Rovers defeated Ballyporeen by 2-8 to 1-7 and Kilsheelan Kilcash defeated Golden Kilfeacle by 0-13 to 1-8 in last weekend’s semi-finals. Rockwell Rovers won their only title in 1987 at this grade while Kilsheelan Kilcash are seeking their first. The final will be played at Boherlahan on Sunday next October 24th at 1pm.


It’s a busy week on the colleges GAA front. On Wednesday, October 20 the following Dr. Harty Cup senior hurling fixtures all take place at 2.30pm – Thurles CBS v St. Flannans at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh; Our Lady’s Templemore v St. Caimin’s Shannon at Claughaun; and Nenagh CBS v Kerry Colleges at Newcastlewest. In Senior B hurling on Wednesday October 20 also at 2.30pm – Clonmel CBS v Rochestown  College at Ballygiblin; Cashel v Mallow at Kildorrery; and Abbey CBS, Tipperary v St. Paul’s Waterford at Kilsheelan. In Under 15 B Football, Abbey CBS will play St. Caimins at Ballybricken at 1pm on Wednesday. In the Kinane Cup, Nenagh CBS will play Charleville CBS at Rathbane at 2.30pm. Also on Friday at 1.30pm, Cashel will play Kilkee at Cratloe in Senior Football “C”.


The next meeting of Tipperary County Board will take place on Tuesday, October 26 at 8pm in the Sarsfields Centre, Thurles. All club delegates are asked to attend.


A course for new referees in the County will take place in Lar na Pairce, Thurles on November 2, 4, 9 and 11. The course will commence at 7.30pm and last for about 2.5 hours each night. We need new referees to ensure we have adequate numbers of officials for all the games played in the County. We would ask all clubs to look seriously at suitable people for refereeing. We have a great track record of good referees in Tipperary and it is our ambition and intention to continue that tradition. Many people are happy to referee challenge games for their local clubs and we would urge them to make the next step, do the course and move up to refereeing official championship and league games.


Physical training sessions for all referees in the county including those planning to attend the new referees course are continuing on Thursdays at Boherlahan GAA grounds at 7.15pm. All referees are asked to attend.


All club underage coaches are invited to come and observe the development squad coaching sessions in the Dome at Semple Stadium over the next 20 weeks. Under 14 hurling takes place on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm. Under 15,16 and 17 hurling takes place from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursdays and from Wednesday, October 27 football takes place from 7pm to 9pm. This is a great opportunity for club coaches to see the development squad coaches and players in action and to learn new coaching and training techniques to bring home.


An ASAP (Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention) Information Night will be held on Wednesday, October 27 at 8.00 p.m. in Lar na Pairce. The purpose of the Information Night is to provide advice and assistance to Club ASAP Officers.  Brendan Murphy, National Co-Ordinator, ASAP Programme will give a presentation on the role and responsibility of Club ASAP Officers and also guidelines for the drafting of a Club ASAP policy. There will also be an open forum discussion and question and answer session. All Club ASAP Officers are invited to attend.  Clubs who have not to date appointed an ASAP Officer are invited to send a representative to the Information Night. It is imperative that each club attends in order to become familiar with the GAA Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Policy. Please contact John Smith, County ASAP Officer at 087-9960710 or e-mail youthofficer.tipperary@gaa.ie for further information.


The Tipperary Hurling Club of New York is pleased to announce details of our 2010 Dinner Dance which shall take place on December 11 2010 at Lake Isle Country Club Eastchester NY starting at 7pm. 400 Tipperary Gaels will converge to celebrate Tipperary’s double All Ireland glory of 2010.  Music shall be provided by Tommy Flynn and the NY Show Band. With famous victories in both the All-Ireland Senior Hurling and U21 Finals, the club through President Teresa Crowe has chosen to honour some of the great men who helped achieve these great victories. Guests of Honour on the night are Liam Sheedy, Michael Ryan, Eoin Kelly, Padraic Maher and Seamus Hennessy.  The MacCarthy Cup and The Cross of Cashel Trophy will both be on display. Anyone wishing to receive further details on what promises to be a great occasion, which will also include a commemorative souvenir journal, please contact  Annette at aodonnell7@yahoo.com,Stephen Carty at cartycrt@gmail.com, Brendan Maher at 001-646-361-5544 or  Mickey Maher @ mlmaher1401@hotmail.com .


The National Awards to Volunteers in Irish Sport 2010 was launched by Minister Mary Hanafin last week.  The awards will honour ten individuals who are representative of the 400,000 people who volunteer their time and effort to sport in Ireland each year through their involvement with sports clubs and organisations throughout the country doing a multitude of tasks. The award winners will be selected by a committee and awards will be presented by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport at a ceremony in Farmleigh in early 2011. Every sports organisation is encouraged to nominate as many individuals within their sport as possible and help promote the event. Nominations can be made online at www.volunteersinsport.ie. This is a great opportunity to honour committed individuals within your own sport as well as highlighting the importance of volunteerism to the delivery of sport in Ireland. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 30 and therefore, people are invited to submit their sports nominations as soon as possible to www.volunteersinsport.ie. For further information please visit www.volunteersinsports.ie or contact Hilda Maguire at 01 2651155 or Hilda.maguire@irishsports.ie.


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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