Tipperary GAA Scene 19th June

by County PRO Ger Ryan

Tipperary v Cork Senior Hurling


Good luck to theTipperarysenior hurlers for theirMunsterchampionship semi-final vCorkin Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday next, June 24. The game will commence at4pmand will be refereed by Brian Gavin of Offaly.  2012 will be the 9th year in a row thatTipperaryandCorkwill meet in the Senior Hurling Championship which is a record.Tipperaryhave played 81 times previously in the championship withCorkwinning 37 times, Tipp 36, 7 draws and 1 match abandoned.


Ticket Discounts For Supporters Travelling By Train


Munster GAA have teamed up with Iarnród Éireann to provide Tipperary supporters with discounts of up to 87% on their Match and Train tickets for the Tipperary v Cork Munster GAA Hurling Semi-Final in Pairc U i Chaoimh, Cork on Sunday June 24th. Once the person has purchased their train tickets they will get a promo code. They will then be able to click through to the Munster GAA ticket sales website. When they attempt to buy the discount tickets they will be asked to provide the code, before completing purchase of the discounted match tickets. The rail discount depends on the station you wish to travel from and the type of ticket they buy. There are also €5 Family Stand tickets available. Book online at www.irishrail.ie for these discounted fares. Children up to 15 years of age get half fare. Proof of age may be required. There is limited availability and advance booking is advised. Terms, conditions, transaction and credit card charges apply. Visit http://munster.gaa.ie/2012/06/07/munster-gaa-hurling-championship-semi-final-cork-v-tipperary  for details.


Tickets are still available for the game through multiple other channels – clubs, online attickets.ie and through certain SuperValu and Centra outlets. The following link  –http://www.gaa.ie/tickets-and-merchandise/tickets/super-valu-and-centra/ – shows a list of Super Valu and Cetra stores selling GAA match tickets.



Tipperary v Cork Intermediate Hurling


We wish all the best to the Tipperary intermediate hurlers and management for their Munster championship semi-final against Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday next at 2pm. Tipperary were defeated by Cork in last year’s game at Thurles so will be hoping to build on their recent good win over Limerick at Nenagh by defeating Cork and qualifying for the Munster final.



Minor Hurling v Waterford


Tipperarywill playWaterfordin the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship semi-final on Wednesday June 27 at Semple Stadium at7.30pm. We wish the players and management team the very best of luck.Tipperarydefeated Kerry by 6-21 to 0-11 in their first round game at Semple Stadium whileWaterfordtravelled toCusackParkin Ennis and defeated Clare by 1-20 to 3-13 after extra time.Tipperarywill be attempting to qualify for their firstMunsterminor hurling final since 2009 where they lost toWaterfordby 0-18 to 1-13 at Semple Stadium.Waterfordwill be aiming to qualify for their fourthMunsterfinal in a row.



Senior Football Qualifier Draw


Tipperarywere drawn at home against Offaly in the senior football qualifiers. The game will be played on Saturday June 30th. Full fixture details were not available at time of going to print.



Tipperary Hurling Club New York


Any hurlers from Tipperaryliving in New Yorkor planning to travel to New Yorkare very welcome to join the Tipperaryhurling club there which has long provided great welcome and support to exiles from the Premier county as well as being a great standard bearer for hurling in the Big Apple. For further details, please phone Brendan Maher on +1 646 361 5544 or Donncha O’Dwyer on +1 203 223 6698    or email Mike Kennedy on Michaelk1@optonline.net.



Poc Fada County Final


The county final of the Senior Long Puck will be held at Thurles Racecourse on Saturday, June 30 at11am. Two representatives from each division will compete for the right to representTipperaryat the Munster Final Saturday July 14 also at Thurles Racecourse. One person only will go forward to the Munster Final. Each division must select representatives for the county final before Wednesday, June 27



Memorial Mass For The Late Donal O’Brien


There will be a Memorial Mass for the late Donal O’Brien of Knockavilla Kickhams,TipperaryandNew Yorkand his brother, Jimmy, both of whom died in April, atKnockavillaChurchon Saturday June 30 at7.30pm. Donal won All Ireland senior hurling medals as a goalkeeper withTipperaryin 1961 and 62. He was on the All Ireland winning minor hurling panel of 1957 and also played minor in 1958.  He died suddenly on a visit toLondonto see his brother Jimmy who passed away within a couple of weeks of Donal’s death. Jimmy was interred inLondonand Donal inNew York. Ar dheis De go raibh a anamacha uasal



Gerard Heenan 1959-2012, Shannon Rovers


We were all very saddened to hear of the untimely death of Ger Heenan, Shannon Rovers Club Secretary last week. Ger had represented the club as a player, was Chairman of the Club in 1996 and 1997 and Club Secretary for the past 10 years. He was their representative to North Board meetings since 1995 and one of the most popular officials in the county. He always represented his club with great effect while maintaining his affable and friendly demeanour. His son Paddy continues the involvement of the Heenan family with the Rovers and is their current goalkeeper. To his wifeBreda, daughter Sarah and Paddy we offer our deepest sympathy. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.



32-32-32 Charity Event Comes To Newport GAA Club


Seven Tyrone Gaels are taking part in a Charity Event from July 24 to July 28, in which they will travel around Irelandtaking a penalty at one GAA pitch in all of the 32 Counties. They are asking every GAA Club to donate €32 to the Simon Communities of Ireland, a charity that deals with the homeless in Ireland. On their travels, they will sleep on the streets as a mere gesture and nothing compared to the relentless efforts by the homeless to survive on the streets all year round. They will arrive in Newport GAA pitch for 12 noonon Tuesday July 24th having travelled from Clare and on their way to Limerick. Details of this novel charity event can be found on their website, www.32-32-32.com or by emailing info@32-32-32.com. Why not come along and support them inNewport or elsewhere on their charity journey for the homeless.



Munster Grants Information Night


A large attendance of club representatives from all four divisions descended on the John Doyle GAA Centre in Holycross on Monday June 11th. The event kicked off with a tour of the new club facilities by members of the Holycross-Ballycahill GAA Club. The formal proceedings commenced with a presentation by Denis Floyd on the importance of compiling a Club Plan. There were short presentations from Upperchurch-Drombane (Mary Ryan) and Nenagh Eire Óg (Jim Nagle) about the club plans both clubs have recently completed. CountyChairmanSean Nugent then updated the clubs present on the exciting development plans for Dr. Morris Park in the coming years. The main topic of discussion for the evening was the Munster GAA Club Grant Scheme for 2012. Munster GAA Chairman Sean Walsh informed those present that the Munster Council has distributed €6.7 million in grants based on €39 million spent by clubs in the province over the last 4 years, including over €1 million in grants to Tipperaryclubs. Details of the various development grant categories were explained in detail by Sean Walsh including Field Purchase, Dressing room construction, Schools Grounds Purchase & Development, Handball Court Development, Sanding Grant Scheme and Other Club Development Projects. Following a useful Question and Answers session, County Development Officer Jimmy Minogue wrapped up the proceedings with a reminder that while the closing date for 2012 grant applications is Friday September 28th, it is important that clubs have their applications in order in advance of that date to avoid any last minute problems. To view more details and download application forms, visit the Munster GAA web site at http://munster.gaa.ie/clubs/gaa-development-grants Our thanks are due to all the speakers for their excellent and informative contributions.



Tipperary GAA Scene


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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