Tipperary GAA Scene – September 2nd 2014

By : Andy Fogarty County PRO


All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

Tipperary will play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday September 7th at 3:30pm in Croke Park. Fergal Horgan of Tipperary will officiate in the minor game between Kilkenny v Limerick. Fergal is a member of the Knockavilla Kickhams club and won an All-Ireland MHC medal with Tipperary in 1996. His umpires on the day will be David Heelan, Alan Horgan, Paul Ryan and John Hadnett (all Knockavilla Kickhams). Wicklow’s John Keenan will be the standby referee, the other linesman is Eamonn Hassan (Derry) and the sideline official will be James Clarke (Cavan).

Barry Kelly has been confirmed as the referee for the All-Ireland SHC final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. This will be Kelly’s fourth senior assignment, having previously taken charge of the 2012 drawn final between Kilkenny and Galway, the 2008 final between Kilkenny and Waterford and 2006 final between Kilkenny and Cork. Kelly’s umpires on the day will be Séamus O’Brien, Michael Coyle (both St. Oliver Plunkett’s), Paddy Walsh (Clonkill) and Paul Reville (Turin). Offaly’s Brian Gavin will be the standby referee. The other linesman is Colm Lyons (Cork) and the sideline official will be Cathal McAllsiter (Cork).

We wish the Tipperary players, management and back-room team the very best of luck on Sunday and hopefully the Liam MacCarthy Cup will be back in Thurles next Monday evening.

Tipperary Last Training Session

Training will be open to the public on Thursday evening September 4th at the usual time for the last training session of the Tipperary senior hurling team before Sunday’s All Ireland Hurling Final meeting with Kilkenny. We encourage supporters to come out in force and give the Tipperary team a big send-off before the final. The senior management team, players and the County Board would like to thank everyone for their support during the year and especially over the last number of weeks which has been fantastic.

Turn the County into Blue & Gold

We appeal to all shops and businesses in our towns and to all homes in the county in the lead up to the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final with Kilkenny to put up Tipperary flags, bunting or banners and to turn the county into Blue and Gold for this great occasion.

All-Ireland Post Match Banquet

The Tipperary Association Dublin traditional Post Match Banquet on the occasion of the 2014 Al-Ireland Senior Hurling Final  will be held in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel (formerly the Burlington Hotel), Burlington Road, Dublin 4 on Sunday 7th September. The dinner will begin at 8.00pm and will be followed by music and dancing. Tickets are priced at €60 each. Tables for 10 – 12 persons may be purchased, but individual tickets are also available.  There will also be an opportunity to join the function later in the evening – entry €20. Tickets for the banquet and “afters” may be booked and purchased by contacting the following numbers:

Tipperary Association Dublin: 087 6376663 or 087-2866018

Co. GAA Board office, Lár Na Páirce, Thurles: 0504 22702

Tipperary Supporters Club: 087 9087105


Tipperary GAA Shop

Please make sure to visit Lar na Pairce as soon as possible if you or any of your children or friends wish to purchase any merchandise in the lead up to the final. Also in Market Square Clonmel beside Supervalue ( Superquinns ) we have merchandise on sale in the Tipperary Shop which has opened and there will be late opening on Thurday and Friday evening to accommodate anyone trying to purchase Tipperary merchandise before the All Ireland. There is big demand for Tipperary merchandise in the lead up to the final so we advise supporters to visit the Tipperary Shop in your area as soon as possible.


Irish TV to broadcast special All-Ireland Hurling Final TV show from Tipperary

Irish TV, Ireland’s first international TV channel will broadcast a special two hour live TV show from the Horse and Jockey Hotel in Tipperary on Wednesday next, September 3 from 8pm to 10pm. The live TV show will air on SKY TV channel 191, Freesat 400, all free to air boxes, Eircom’s eVision and online at www.irishtv.ie. The live show will include insightful and engaging interviews from both camps, expert analysis from top GAA pundits and all the excitement and atmosphere in the build up to the big match. The ‘Dream For Liam’ live TV show on September 3 from the Horse and Jockey Hotel will look at the close links and fierce rivalry between Tipperary and Kilkenny ahead of one of the most eagerly awaited All-Ireland hurling finals in years. The show will also include some great music from both Tipperary and Kilkenny while the pundits look at the key battles in the big match and the strengths and weaknesses of both panels. Tipperary and Kilkenny GAA stalwarts will also take centre stage during the live TV show with former Tipp manager Declan Ryan and former player Joe Hayes among the panellists. They will be joined on the couch by Kilkenny Celtic Cross holders John Power, Michael Walsh and Michael Kavanagh – just a few of the top stars set to feature.

Entertainment on the night will be provided by the crème de la crème of musical acts from both counties with the highly regarded folk group ‘The Kilkenny’s’ set to rock the house. Tipperary will also be well represented in the musical stages by Louise Morrissey, and traditional music sensations Ceol Trad who are set to have the audience and team dancing all the way to Croke Park. If that wasn’t enough, legendry duo Foster and Allen are lined up. Mick Foster has strong links with Tipperary hurling. His great grandfather played on the Tipperary winning team in the first All Ireland in 1888 against Galway in Birr. His cousin Matt Hassett captained the 1961 winning All Ireland Tipperary team. Audience tickets are limited for the event but you can apply by calling Irish TV on 098 56582.

 Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Hurling Sevens

The One Direct All-Ireland Hurling Sevens, organised by Kilmacud Crokes G.A.A. Club and  sponsored by One Direct, was officially launched in Croke Park on Tuesday 26th August. In existence since 1973, and almost as old as the All-Ireland club championship itself, the Sevens has been graced by the greatest players and teams hurling has known. D.J. Carey, Jamesie O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, John Leahy, Donal Og Cusack, Eoin Kelly and Joe Canning are just a few of the All-Star recipients and All-Ireland winners that have taken part in this tournament. Proud club sides from all over the country, including Borrisoleigh (Tipperary), Young Irelands (Kilkenny), Portumna (Galway), and last year, Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) have all claimed the One Direct Cup, one of the most coveted prizes in club hurling. The Sevens form of the game emphasises accurate striking, maintenance of possession and clinical score-taking. Sevens games are invariably high scoring and physically tough encounters where fitness touch and speed are crucial to success. One thing is guaranteed, the latter stages of this tournament will be contested as fiercely as any county championship final. In addition to the main Cup tournament a Shield Competition is also run, catering for teams from the non-traditional hurling counties. There is also an U13 11-a-side event that never fails to produce some glorious hurling from the stars of tomorrow. In all, Kilmacud Crokes will play host to 64 teams and a total of 96 games will be played on the day.


Tipperary GAA Members Weekly Draw 2014 / 2015 – Week 9 results

The results of the Tipperary GAA Members Draw 2014/2015 Week 9 held in the Tipp FM studio were


Nos. Drawn: 2 / 4 / 13 / 30


1) €200 (Conf) Kevin Horan Tinakelly Fethard (Fethard GAA)
2) €200 (Conf) Martina Lenihan Puckane Murroe Co. Limerick (Newport Handball GAA)
3) €200 (Conf) Noel Costello Derrycallaghan Rd Birr Co. Offaly (Moneygall GAA)
4) €200 (Conf) Alice Cooney McDonagh Tce Littleton (Moycarkey Borris GAA)
5) €200 (Co-Ord) Marion Graham Thurles (Moycarkey Borris Camogie GAA)

Tipperary GAA Members Draw 2014/2015 – September Draw


The Tipperary GAA Members Draw 2014/2015 for September will take place on Friday September 5th hosted by the Golden-Kilfeacle Club at 10.30pm in conjunction with the presentation of €15,000 to William Lawrence.(no subject)

Tenner for Tipp

Tipperary County Board are holding a “Tenner for Tipp” fundraiser in the form of a “Predict the Final Score” in the All Ireland SH Final. Each prediction ticket is €10 which includes tie breakers for the scorer of the first goal and point. Books of 12 tickets for €100 (2 free tickets) are now available from Lár na Páirce. The prize for the outright winner is a “Holiday for 2 on Tipp Team Team Holiday”. There is also a draw tomorrow night Thursday September 4th for all entries with prizes of an overnight stay on Sunday 7th September in the Burlington Team Hotel (inc Banquet) with runner up prizes of 4 pairs of All Ireland SH Tickets. To enter, contact any Tipperary club or Lar na Pairce at (0504) 22702.

Tipperary Supporters Club Golf Classic

In conjunction with Tipperary’s participation in the All Ireland SH Final the following fund-raising ventures will be held;

  • Tipperary Supporters Club will hold a Golf Classic in Castlewarden Golf Club, Dublin on Friday September 5th. Entry per team is €600 with option to buy 2 match tickets.
  • Tipperary Supporters will also hold a “Dog Night” in Shelbourne Park on the eve of the All Ireland on Saturday September 6th. Admission is €10 which includes a buster draw.

You can check out both above on Tipperary Supporters Club web site.





Clonmel U11 Hurling team

Congratulations to St Marys Clonmel Under 11 Hurling team who travelled to Athlone recently to represent Tipperary in the Community Games All Ireland finals . Having won the County Final and the Munster Final the boys put in a great effort over the weekend and managed to win the bronze medal with Clarinbridge winning the gold.



Ladies Gaelic Football

After winning the U16 camogie All Ireland last week it was the turn of our U16 ladies football team who served up a great display to win the All-Ireland Under 16 Ladies Football Championship following a 13 point victory over Laois at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Sunday with the final score Tipperary 3-16 Laois 2-6 . Congratulations to the players and management team on this wonderful success for ladies football in the county and well done to Aisling Moloney on receiving the Player of the Match Award which was presented by Maire Hickey, LGFA President Elect.



We extend our condolences to the Stapleton family of Borrisoleigh on the death of Biddy Stapleton. Ar deis Dé go raibh a hanam.


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