Tipperary GAA Scene – November 18th 2014

 By : Andy Fogarty County PRO


Clean Ireland Recycling County Junior “B” Hurling Championship

Congratulations to Kilenaule who defeated Rosegreen by 0-11 to 0-9 in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Junior B Hurling Championship Final last  Sunday November 16th at Boherlahan.

Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SFC Preliminary Quarter-Finals

Last weekend was a very busy weekend for football in the county with the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football Championship Preliminary Quarter-Finals taking place. On Saturday in Bansha Arravale Rovers qualified for the quarter- finals with a win over Ardfinnan by 0-13 to 1-6. In Leahy Park Cashel on Saturday Thomas MacDonagh’s beat Kilsheelan-Kilcash by 3-8 to 0-9 and in the final game on Saturday saw Moyle Rovers defeat Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun in Ardfinnan by 0-9 to 0-8. On Sunday in Drombane Éire Óg Annacarty/Donohill defeated JK Brackens by 1-13 to 0-8.

In the Relegation game Rd 1 between Clonmel Og and Fethard , Clonmel Og won by a point 2-6 to 1-8.

Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SFC Quarter-Finals Draw

The draws for the quarter –finals of the Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SFC are:

Thomas MacDonaghs v Killenaule – Sunday November 23rd at 2pm in Templemore
Arravale Rovers v Loughmore-Castleiney – Sunday November 23rd at 2pm in Clonoulty

Eire Og Annacarty v Cahir – Sunday November 30th at 2pm in Leahy Park Cashel
Aherlow v Moyle Rovers – Sunday November 30th at 2pm in Ardfinnan


Dr. Harty Cup Round 3

Thurles CBS defeated Ardscoil Rís (Limerick) by 3-12 to 0-12 last Tuesday at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh to gain a firm stranglehold on Group 1 of the Harty Cup with an impressive nine point victory. Ardscoil must now beat rivals West Limerick Colleges this week in a derby clash to keep alive hopes of making the last eight.

Dean Ryan Cup Final – Midleton CBS v Our Ladys Templemore

Hard luck to Our Ladys Templemore who were beaten by one point by Midleton CBS  in the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Dean Ryan Cup (Under 16.5 A Hurling) Final last  Friday November 14th  in Clonmel Sportsfield. Our Ladys Templemore who were chasing their second title were beaten by 1-10 to 0-12.

Corn Ui Mhuiri Round 2


Well done to HS Clonmel who defeated St Fachtnas Skib by 4-3 to 1-8 in Rd 2 of the Corn Ui Mhuiri.

Tipp’s involvement in Kilkenny Co Senior Hurling Final

Ballyhale Shamrocks who defeated Clara by 1-20 to 1-13 in last Sunday’s Kilkenny Co Senior Hurling Final have a Tipperary involvement with former Tipperary players Andy Moloney ( Cahir) as  Manager and Colm Bonnar ( Cashel KC) as  Coach. The Clara Manager Mick Purcell is also a Tipperary man.


Fixture Planners

The National Fixtures Planning Committee has introduced a number of minimum requirements in an effort to improve the organisation and frequency of fixtures. Each Province and County now has two trained Fixture Planners who will work in conjunction with their Competition Control Committee on the production of an ongoing three-year Fixtures Plan and Schedule. As part of their ongoing work the Fixture Planners are currently conducting a survey of Club players, Club team managers, Club team officers, Competition Sponsors and Supporters and your co-operation in this regard is greatly appreciated. The following minimum standards have been set down by the National Fixtures Planning Committee. At adult level, in Counties where it is considered that one code is stronger than the other, the stronger code will get 16 games while the weaker code 8 games. In dual counties both codes should get 12 games, while between the ages of U14, U16 and U18 there should be 12 games at each individual age-group. During the months from April to September, games must be scheduled with gaps of no more than 21 days between them to maximise the number played during the summer months. However, an exception will be made annually to accommodate examinations to help facilitate second level and third level students.

All clubs in the Tipperary have been notified of a Club Fixtures Survey being conducted on the Tipperary GAA website. We are looking for your opinion on fixtures in the county & invite all interested parties to visit: https://tipperary.gaa.ie/tipperary-gaa-club-fixtures-survey/ to complete this short survey. Survey closed on November 16th & results will be released over the following weeks.

GAA National Referees’ Awards Banquet 2014

The GAA National Referees’ Awards banquet took place at Croke Park recently, with a number of referees honoured for their services to Gaelic Games. The event takes place every two years, and this year’s event saw a new award created in honour of the late Shane Hourigan, an inter-county hurling referee who tragically lost his life in a car accident in January this year. The award, named the Shane Hourigan Memorial Award, is for the Young Referee of the Year and the inaugural winner was Tipperary’s Fergal Horgan. A number of referees retiring were honoured on the night , while those who refereed All-Ireland Finals this year in the various grades and competitions were also honoured. Tipperary’s Derek O’Mahoney  – Inter-Provincial F. 2014 (Connacht v Ulster) and  Fergal Horgan – Minor H. 2014 (Limerick v Kilkenny), Intermediate Club H. 2014 (Rower-Inistioge v Kilnadeema-Leitrim),Allianz H. League D2A 2014 (Kerry v Carlow), U21 B H. 2013 (Kildare v Kerry). Our congratulations to Fergal and Derek on winning the awards and to Fergal on winning the Shane Hourigan Memorial Award for the Young Referee of the Year.


Clann Tiobraid Árann Baile Átha Cliath Teo – 80th Anniversary Celebrations

Anner Hotel, Thurles – Friday 5 December 2014

The highlight of the 80th celebrations will be a special night which will bring together all those people who were honoured by the Association in the past as Tipperary Person of the Year and Hall of Fame award winners. The event promises to be a night with the legends and stars of Tipperary from the sporting, business and cultural world gathered together.

Among the array of stars invited are hurling greats; Tony Wall, Jimmy Doyle, Nicholas English, Michael “Babs” Keating, Pat Fox, Michael Cleary, Michael “Ratler” Byrne, Donie Nealon, Tony Reddin, Johnny Leahy, Brendan Cummins, Pat Fox, Liam Sheedy along with football heroes Seamus McCarthy, David Power and Declan Browne. Alan Quinlan of rugby fame will also be among those invited. Among the invites is Una O’Dwyer of camogie fame along with Liz Howard. Liz, who also was involved in Tipperary GAA administration, will be joined by that great GAA administrator Tommy Barrett.

The horse racing and eventing winners include Christy Roche, Michael Kinnane and Charlie Swan, while the invitees from the business, cultural, charitable and voluntary sectors will include Louis Fitzgerald, Liam Aherne, Senator Labhras O Murchu, Louise Kennedy, Martin Quinn, Adi Roche, John Lonergan, Michael Berkery, Dr. Willie Walsh, Dr. Michael Maher, Louis Ronan, Pat Shortt and Alice Leahy.

Programme for the evening;

6.00 pm Annual Mass in the hotel for deceased members of the Association – celebrated by His Grace Dr. Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly

7.00 pm Pre Dinner Reception

8.00 pm Dinner


Tickets are available to purchase: Price: €30 each. To order tickets please contact Pat Ryan, Honorary Secretary, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. Tel.: 087 6376663

Sean Gael Awards


The Sean Gael awards presentation will take place on Sunday November 23  in the Dome, Semple Stadium.  Eight individuals from each division will receive a presentation. The selection committee members are John Costigan, Seamus J. King, Noel Morris, Seamus McCarthy and Sean Nugent.

G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair


Lár na Pairce are organising a G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair on Sunday November 30

from 12-4 pm in Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre. The fair will give customers

a chance to browse and search a large selection of match programs, club histories,

hurling football and camogie publications as well as other G.A.A. material.

Collectors and sellers are cordially invited to attend the event where, it is hoped,

they will find plenty of material to interest them. Stands will be available for renting

and anybody so interested should contact either Seamus J. King, 087-2246245 or Liam Ó Donncha, 086-6036547 before November 27.


‘Captains of the Premier Ship’

The television drama Love/ Hate may have captured the attention of the country last Sunday week but last Saturday night in St Patricks College the launching of Noel Dundon’s book ‘Captains of the Premier Ship’ captured the attention of the county and beyond as there was a massive attendance at the launch. This was Noel’s first venture into writing a book with ‘Captains of the Premier Ship’. The book is a 320 page history of the twenty one All-Ireland winning senior hurling captains from the county, the book is a record of the twenty six All-Ireland titles captured and the men who led Tipperary to them. The book was launched by Tipperary hurling legend Nicky English and all of the captains who are still alive were present at the launch and there were family representatives from all of the deceased captains at the launch as well. Donal Ryan Secretary of Holycross / Ballycahill GAA Club did a wonderful job of MC on the night. Congratulations to Noel on his book which is a brilliant publication and which is sure to be a big seller in the coming weeks for GAA people within the county and beyond and indeed overseas and is an ideal gift for GAA followers for Christmas. All proceeds from the book will go to AWARE which is doing such great work in supporting anyone suffering from depression. Well done Noel, looking forward already to your next book.


Mid Tipperary Primary Schools Table Quiz


The Mid Tipperary Primary Schools Table Quiz is on in Youngs ,The Ragg on Sunday November 30th. There will be great prizes on the night with a special guest attending and the top 5 will qualify for the County Final on Sunday December 7th.

Tipperary GAA Members Weekly Draw 2014 / 2015 – Week 17 results

The results of the Tipperary GAA Members Draw 2014/2015 Week 17 held in the Tipp FM Studios were:


Nos. Drawn: 6 / 16 / 23 / 25


1) €200 (Conf) Patrick O’Dwyer 22 Rosemount Heights Cahir (Cahir GAA)
2) €200 (Conf) Arthur Pierce c/o Statoil Limerick Rd Tipperary Town (Emly GAA)
3) €200 (Conf) Joe Delaney Newport Co. Tipperary (Newport GAA)
4) €200 (Conf) Sheila Hennessy Ballybeg Littleton Thurles (Moycarkey Borris GAA)
5) €200 (Co-Ord) Michael O’Keeffe 8 O’Reilly Ave, Clonmel (Marlfield GAA)

The December monthly draw will take place on Friday, 5th December.



Irish International Rules

The Irish International Rules team departed Ireland for Australia last Wednesday ahead of the International Rules Test against the Australians in Perth on Saturday . Paul Earley’s Ireland squad, along their backroom team, are based in Melbourne  ahead of the one-off Test at Patterson’s Stadium on November 22. Ireland won the 2011 and 2013 instalments of the competition comprehensively, winning each of the four Tests played in that time, but Australia have named a star-studded squad for this year’s one-off Test and are intent on winning back the trophy. Best of luck to the Irish team and to Tipperary footballer Ciaran McDonald who is part of the squad.


Job Opportunities

I was delighted to receive correspondence this week from McCloskey International who are growing at the moment and are looking at taking on at least 5 additional engineers. They requested that I advise GAA players in the county of their recruitment plans. Anyone interested should contact Siobhan, HR@ sdeery@mccloskeyinternational.com.Best of luck to all applicants.



It is with profound sadness that I heard last week of the passing of John Moloughney, Clonakenny GAA and Mid Board Vice Chairman. John was a lovely man and a real gentlemen and was a pleasure to work with on the Mid Board. Any request or favour asked John was only delighted to oblige if he could. John had been Chairman of the Clonakenny GAA Club for the past 27 years and Vice Chairman of the Mid Tipperary GAA Board since December 2011 and was due to be elected to the position of Mid Board Chairman next month . Prior to being elected as Mid Board Vice Chairman, John had served as Referees Coordinator in the Division for over a decade. John was also well known as the man behind the camera at GAA matches and events throughout the Division for many years. On behalf of the County Board and on my own behalf as a colleague of John’s on the Mid Board for a number of years i wish to extend my deepest sympathy to his wife Bernie, Daughter Gemma and Son William.


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