County Tipperary Community Games News

Congratulations to our President, Breeda Christie who received a National Volunteer in Sport Award for Community Games & Athletics in the AVIVA Stadium on Tuesday 31st May. The ‘National Awards to Volunteers in Irish Sports’, celebrate the contributions of volunteers to Irish sport. These awards are an initiative of the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport in conjunction with the Federation of Irish Sports & are also supported by the Community Foundation of Ireland and the Irish Sports Council. Breeda was nominated by the Tipperary Sports Partnership for her dedication to sport. Breeda first met with Community Games founder, Joe Connolly in Walkinstown in the late 1960s & from there she went on to set up County Tipperary Community Games in 1968. She still plays a very big role in County Tipperary Community Games where at 80 years young, she is the Co-Ordinator for Hard-Court Tennis every year & she hosted the County Swimming Finals in Tipperary Town in 2010. She also plays a very active role at all of our Executive & Committee Meetings & is always a very enthusiastic & effective Assembler & P.A. Operator at our Athletics Finals every year.  Our thanks to you Breeda for all your years of service to Community Games & the children of Tipperary.
Another of the County’s hardworking volunteers, Seamus Hartigan, Templemore A.C. received a “People of the Year Award” last weekend from Templemore Town Council for his dedication to sport. Seamus is well known around Templemore for the enormous amount of voluntary work he does for young people, particularly in the area of athletics & he has also been instrumental in reviving Community Games in the town. Well done Seamus on a well deserved award, keep up the good work.


The County Skittles Finals took place in Hillview, Clonmel on Sunday 5th June. Our thanks to Mary Lambe, our Skittles Co-Ordinator for all her help. Congratulations & well done to all the teams & the results are below:-

U/12  – 1st Ballingarry, 2nd St. Peters & Pauls

U/14 – 1st St. Peters & Pauls, 2nd Silvermines

U/16 – 1st St. Peters & Pauls

The County Finals of GAA Games took place on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th June in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Our thanks to all who helped out on the day & to all who came along to support the teams. Winners are below:-

Boys U/10 Gaelic Football – Roscrea beat Kilsheelan

Girls U/12 Gaelic Football – Thurles beat Cahir

Girls U/14 Camogie –  Cahir beat Nenagh

Boys U/11 Hurling – Roscrea beat Cashel/Rosegreen

Congratulations & well done to all the winning teams & to Kilsheelan, Cahir, Nenagh &  Cashel  who were the runners up. All 4 winning teams now go forward to the Munster Finals in UL in July.

County Athletic Finals will take place on Sunday 26th June in Templemore Track. The Marathon will begin at 11am, the Parade will commence at 11.30am with all other events starting at 12 noon. The Community Games Pledge will be read by Moycarkey Borris in English & Ballingarry in Irish. The Community Games Flame will be lit by St. Marys & the National Anthem performed by Silvermines.

Don’t forget that all County Tracksuits (laundered & wrapped in their original wrappers) should be returned to Joan Hogan at the next County Committee Meeting on Wednesday 6th July at 8.30pm in Hayes Hotel Thurles

Munster Draws for the Community Games Munster Finals in UL on Saturday 9th July are now posted on our website at Please note that for the events listed below, the preliminary rounds will be played before the 9th July as follows:-

Monday 4th July – Camogie & Hurling

Tuesday 5th July – Gaelic Football U/10 & U/12 Girls

Wednesday 6th July – Soccer Boys & Girls

Thursday 7th July – Rounders

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