Tipperary GAA Scene, weekly news



Good luck to St. Patrick’s for their AIB Munster Junior Club Hurling Final against Meelin of Cork at Mallow GAA Grounds at 2pm on Sunday December 12.


Good luck to Derek O’Mahony of Ardfinnan who will referee the rescheduled AIB Munster Club Championship final between Dr. Crokes of Kerry and Nemo Rangers of Cork at at Pairc na nGael, Limerick at 2pm on Sunday next, December 12.


The replay of the county junior hurling A final between Kilruane MacDonaghs and Holycross Ballycahill will be played at 1.30pm in Templemore. Extra time will apply in the event of a draw.


Weather and some fixtures backlogs and clashes have seriously delayed the county under 21 A hurling championship. The semi-final between Arravale Rovers and the Mid Division representatives will be played on Sunday December 19 at 1.30pm in Golden. Kilruane MacDonaghs have already qualified for the final which is scheduled to be played on St. Stephen’s Day.


The medal presentation for the All Ireland Senior hurling winning panel, the Munster Under 21 football winning panel and the Munster and All Ireland Under 21 Hurling winning panel will take place at 7pm in Dundrum House Hotel on Saturday, December 18. There is a small number of tickets available at €50 each to the general public – holders of these tickets will be in a room adjoining the main ballroom for dinner and will be able to see all proceedings via a video link with entry to the main ballromm for dancing and disco afterwards. The evening includes a 4 course dinner, the medal presentation ceremonies and dancing and disco. There is a special overnight accommodation rate available of €80 per double room. Micheal O Muircheartaigh will be the guest of honour. To purchase tickets, please call the GAA Office in Thurles on 0504 22702.


The official photograph of the Tipperary panel which won the 2010 All Ireland Senior Hurling championship is now on sale. The specially commissioned and framed photograph is the only official team photo and is on sale at €150 each. The photo was taken under Semple Stadium Floodlights on Sunday, October 10. All proceeds from the sale of the photographs will go towards the Tipperary Team Holiday fund. Photos are available from any Team Member, Backroom Team or County Board Officers. They are also on sale in Tipperary GAA Shop, Lár na Páirce, Thurles – please phone 0504 22702 for details.


Friends of Tipperary Football have launched the Official Tipperary GAA Calendar 2011. This Calendar is complimentary with membership of the Friends Of Tipperary Football. Members will also be included in a draw for €5,000 in prize money.   Membership is €20 for the year 2011. The Calendar includes team photos of Tipperary Teams from underage to Senior in both Hurling and Football which represented the blue and gold in 2010. The calendar will go on sale throughout the county and your support would be much appreciated.  The Friends of Tipperary Football actively support all county football teams and initiatives from underage to senior in conjunction with the Tipperary Football Board and the Tipperary County Board. The Friends of Tipperary Football thank all clubs and supporters for their ongoing support  and look forward to continued support for their activities which are no doubt paying dividends with the success of all Tipperary football teams in recent times.


The county final of the Primary Schools Table Quiz organised by the County Youth Committee will be held on Sunday December 12 in Thurles Sarsfields Clubhouse at 7 p.m.  Twenty teams, five teams from each Division, will take part in this annual quiz that has proved very popular in the primary schools in Tipperary.  Last years winners were Borrisoleigh N.S.

A Year in the Red

On Friday night November 26 at the Damer Court Hotel, Roscrea Hurling Club launched the seventh edition of “A Year in the Red”’. Running to twenty A4 size pages, the review newsletter was produced by a five man committee and is a tremendous record of the club’s activities during 2010 from the under 6s to senior level. The contents include an address by the Chairman, Kevin Brady, who captained the club to victory in the 1980 County Senior Final and a review of the season’s activities, by the Secretary, Proinnsias Loughnane. The upgrading work on the club pavilion is also detailed and was one of the most satisfactory achievements of the season. Six former primary school teachers are honoured in verse and they or their families received special presentations at the launch. Schools activity is also covered as are the Sean Gael awards and Seamus Doran’s  latest Tipperary song success (“Were you there?”). Camogie and Inane Rovers (celebrating their Diamond Jubilee) are also featured. There is an extensive article about John Dillon in the ”Red heroes of the past ” series. John captained the Senior team to its first ever county title in 1968 and won all of the under age honours with the club. He also played for Tipp at various grades and won an All Ireland Senior Medal in 1965. The nostalgia page is based on the club’s success in 1980.The photographs, including two with Dermot Earley (RIP), will rekindle many memories. Deceased club members, including the former President, Christy Maher, are remembered fondly in the Obituary section. Liberally served by black and white (51) and colour (18) photographs, with four all colour pages, the publication is supported by page sponsors, which ensured that the newsletter could be sold for only Euro 4, which is tremendous value.  Congratulations to this progressive club, which previously published “A Selected Club History” (1980) and “The Red Years” (1984). The Editorial committee is- Seamus Doran, Tom Mc Carthy, Sean Hogan, Joe Moloughney and Club PRO, Brian King. Copies may be ordered from Seamus Doran at 087 900 9820.


There are 23 motions to County Convention on December 20. 9 of these relate to changes to county bye-laws. Others deal with the rights to submit motions to Congress, the advantage rule in hurling and football, the rules for deciding which team advances in a championship when both are level on points after the leagues stages, and the playing of championships. Motions will be published in full on the Tipperary website, www.tipperary.gaa.ie in advance of Convention.

Mid Tipperary Bord na nOg AGM

The Mid Tipperary Bord na nOg AGM takes place in Hayes Hotel on Thursday December 9 at 8pm. All clubs in the division are asked to be represented.


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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