Tipperary GAA Scene May 29th





Congratulations to the Tipperary senior hurlers and management on their 2-20 to 1-19 victory over Limerick in the GAA Munster hurling championship last Sunday at Thurles. Their next game will be on June 24 against Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the Munster semi-final.  For trivia lovers, in their 64 championship meetings against Limerick, Tipperary have scored an aggregate of 175 goals and 626 points to Limerick’s 154 goals and 551 points. The respective average scores per game are- Tipperary 17.98 points and Limerick 15.83 points. The history is that 38 of the games were played over 60 minutes, 2 over 80 minutes and 24 (3 of which also attracted extra time ) of 70 minutes duration.





Commiserations to the Tipperary senior footballers and management on their loss to Kerry by 0-16 to 0-10 in the GAA Munster football championship at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. Overall, the team gave a very good performance and can now look forward to the qualifiers with some optimism. Their first game in the qualifiers will be on Saturday June 30.   





Well done to the Tipperary intermediate hurlers and management on their 2-20 to 1-11 victory over Limerick in the Munster championship in Nenagh on Saturday evening last. This was the county’s first win in the Intermediate championship since the 1-21 to 0-17 vicotry over Cork in 2008. Their next game will be in the Munster semi-final against Corkat Pair cui Chaoimh on Sunday June 24 at 2pm.





Hard luck to the Tipperary junior footballers and management on their 1-9 to 1-11 defeat to Kerry in the Munster championship at Nenagh on Saturday evening last. They pushed Kerry all the way in an absorbing game but unfortunately lost out narrowly.





Good luck to the Tipperary under 21 hurlers for their Munster under 21 hurling championship quarter final against Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Wednesday June 6 at 7.30pm. The winners will play Limerick on July 18. Tipperary defeated Kilkenny by 3-18 to 2-18 in a very entertaining under 21 tournament game in Gortnahoe on Sunday evening last. The Tipperary team captain this year is John O’Dwyer of Killenaule. The team manager is Ken Hogan (Lorrha and Dorrha) and his selectors are TJ Connolly (Cashel King Cormacs) and Tony Lanigan (Holycross Ballycahill)





We would like to remind all supporters that the new date for the first Tipperary Clubs Draw is Friday June 8. We are appealing to all clubs to use the extra two weeks to recruit new members and to keep as many as possible existing members. Remember for every 10 members that a promoter has, it will enable them to enter for the promoter’s prize of a car in July. By supporting the Tipperary GAA Clubs draw you are supporting your local Club





A committee has been formed in Carrick on Suir to honour the memory of Maurice Davin, first President of the GAA, one of the foremost athletes of his era and a native of the town. The committee plan to erect a memorial statue on a site adjacent to Davin Park in Carrick on Suir. Renowned sculptor Barry Rafter has been commissioned to create the sculpture which will be nine foot tall and created out of Kilkenny limestone. It is planned to hold a festival on the May Bank holiday weekend next year in conjunction with the unveiling of the memorial.





The Final Score results programme returns to Tipp FM after the 9 o’clock news on Sunday night next June 3 with all the results of games played in the county over the weekend.  





Croke Park Stadium has announced that the much anticipated Etihad Skyline tour on the roof of the historic ground will open to the public on Friday June 1.  Sponsored by Etihad Airways, the roof top tour of Croke Park boasts the most spectacular panoramic views ofDublin city and its surroundings from 44 meters or 17 storeys above the ground. With an investment of over €1million and the creation of 10 jobs, the opening of the Etihad Skyline at Croke Park is expected to bring even more visitors to what is already Dublin’s most visited attraction.  Some 100 tonnes of painted galvanised steel have gone into creating a unique 0.6 kilometre walkway which was fabricated in Portlaoise and has been installed within the existing steel roof support structure at Croke Park. Five viewing platforms have been created along the walkway which offers a unique perspective of Dublin’s most popular and celebrated landmarks. Among the more notable landmarks which can be viewed from the Etihad Skyline are Glasnevin Cemetery, Guinness Brewery, the Dublin Mountains, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Poolbeg Lighthouse, Trinity College, The Spire, St. Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals, the Phoenix Park and Docklands buildings. The two hour tour with an experienced tour guide will see groups of up to 30 people ascend to the Etihad Skyline walkway following a full briefing in a stadium dressing room. Each of the five viewing platforms features interpretative panels which highlight the famous landmarks in the line of vision. Visitors will also be able to learn more about these sites through multi-lingual audio guides which are available in six languages and include historical information, quirky anecdotes and interviews with key figures working at some of Dublin’s most famous locations visible from the Etihad Skyline.. The more adventurous visitors will have the chance to make their Etihad Skyline experience even more memorable by walking out from the stadium roof onto a specially designed walkway which is suspended above theCroke Park pitch. Not for the faint hearted, this view of Croke Park shows Ireland’s most famous arena from a completely different and breath-taking perspective. Advance online bookings are advised, particularly during busy periods such as during the summer months. The tour leaves from the GAA Museum located under the Cusack Stand in Croke Park. For more information and for bookings visit www.skylinecrokepark.ie or contact  Etihad Skyline Tour enquiries at 01 819 2323 or skyline@crokepark.ie.





The Tipperary Relay for Life event will take place at Toomevara GAA Club on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August 2012.  At Relay For Life hundreds of people gather to embark on a very special 24-hour journey. Relay for Life is an overnight, community celebration and a unique, empowering and fun event.  At the heart of Relay is the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors and to remember those who have left us. Teams of people will take turns walking around a track.  Because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the 24-hour event.  Otherwise team members are free to socialise, picnic, play games, dance and participate in lots of fun activities! However everybody in the community is invited to come along and experience this inspiring event of celebration and commemoration. Two of the highlights during the Relay event are the Survivors’ Lap and the Candle of Hope Ceremony. The Survivors’ Lap is an inspirational start to the event where cancer survivors of all ages are invited to begin the Relay by walking the first lap of the course, cheered on by family, friends and teams from the community. The Candle of Hope Ceremony takes place later in the evening when darkness begins to fall.  Before the event everyone in the community is invited to dedicate a Candle of Hope to someone they know who has been touched by cancer.  As the evening approaches, the candles are set around the track and lit by participants.  It is during this time that the true meaning of Relay really hits home. Cancer will affect one in three people in Ireland during their lifetime.  All funds raised through sponsorship and fundraising will go to support the Irish Cancer society’s national services and mission to achieve world-class cancer services, ensuring fewer people get cancer and those that do have better outcomes. If you would like to be part of this wonderful event, please emailtipprelayteam@live.com or contact: 086-8224140.





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: 0pm 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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