Tipperary GAA Scene 21st May 2019

PRO Joe Bracken


Munster hurling championship action returned with aplomb to Semple Stadium on Sunday last, when Tipperary took to the Field of Legends against Waterford in their round 2 decider. By close of play Tipperary had eased to victory on a 2-10 to 0-18 score-line. Tipp’s goals, sublime

Tipperary GAA Scene 21st May 2019

Jason Forde MOTM v Waterford receiving his award from Aoife Caffrey Littlewoods Ireland

second half creations, were scored by Jason Forde (Silvermines) and Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch) before an attendance of 22,833.

Man of the Match for the second week in a row went to a Tipperary player with Jason Forde collecting the honours after his display in which he scored 1-9. Congratulations to Jason, pictured left collecting his award from Aoife Caffrey, Littlewoods Ireland.

Congratulations also to Robert Byrne (Portroe) on making his championship debut when introduced in the second half.

Sunday’s result was the first time Tipp hit 30 points against Waterford in the championship and was also the first time Tipp got 32 scores against Waterford in the championship.

Next Sunday is a free weekend in Munster, before Tipperary travel to Ennis on June 2nd to play Clare in Round 3 of the Munster Championship when throw-in will be at 4pm.


Tipp MH team v Waterford May 19th in Semple Stadium

The Tipperary minor hurling team got the defence of their Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship back on track with a 3-15 to 2-15 victory over Waterford in the first match in Semple Stadium last Sunday. The Tipp goals came courtesy of Jack Leamy (Golden-Kilfeacle) (penalty), Conor McKelvey (Silvermines) and Stephen Ferncombe (Clonoulty-Rossmore).

The win brings Paul Collins’ side right in the mix and echo’s the start of last year’s title run. With Limerick and Cork drawing in the other minor fixture last Sunday, Tipp’s next outings away to Clare on June 2nd and home to Limerick on June 16th will be of huge importance.

Waterford minor manager Daragh Duggan is a native of Holycross-Ballycahill and has previously coached Dungarvan Colleges to Harty Cup and Croke Cup success in 2013. Included in that side are a number of current Waterford senior panellists.


Commiserations to the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie team that lost 1-12 to 1-8 to Cork in the Munster Final last Saturday in Charleville with Grace O’Toole (Newport-Ballinahinch) getting the Tipp goal in the second half.

All roads lead to Cashel GAA Grounds this Saturday, May 25th, for the Munster Senior Camogie Final where Tipperary will play Cork with throw-in at 4pm. We send best wishes to the team and management and hope there is a great crowd in Cashel to support the side.


In the Munster Intermediate Ladies Football Championship best wishes to Tipperary when they take on Clare also this Saturday at 2pm in Seán Treacy Park, Tipperary. Again, a great crowd in support of the team would be much appreciated.


In the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge, Tipperary Gold (West and South Tipperary) defeated Kilkenny Amber in Cashel on Wednesday last on a score-line of Tipperary Gold 2-15 Kilkenny Amber 3-11. Their next game is against Cork City in Golden this Wednesday 22nd May at 7:30pm.

On the same night in Group A, Tipperary Blue (North and Mid Tipperary) will play Galway Maroons also at 7:30pm with this match going ahead in Lorrha. Last week Tipperary Blue had a fine 1-22 to 2-10 win over Clare Saffrons. Best of luck to both teams this Wednesday evening.


The action this weekend focuses on the Tipperary Water County Hurling Leagues. For results of all games and forthcoming fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/

Tipperary GAA Scene 21st May 2019

Josephine Cahill & Mark Dunne at Scor event in Croke Park


Cathaoirleach Josephine Cahill and Mark Dunne represented Tipperary at the Scór General Meeting and Youth Forum last Saturday in bPairc an Chrocaigh. It was a very positive meeting with many changes and updates decided upon. The key focus of the day was to help preserve and promote this wonderful competition and the committee look forward to embracing this in the coming Scór year. Tùs Maith leath na hOibre


Leaving Cert exam time is upon us with many young people and their families coming under pressure to ensure everyone stays calm in the run up to the exam.

Jigsaw the organization devoted to helping young people with all aspects of mental health wellbeing see a 35% increase in the number of young people engaging with its services in the run up to summer exams. Nowadays nearly half of young people use the internet to obtain information and support on their mental health and wellbeing. Jigsaw has launched a new website which provides free information on all aspects of youth mental health. The website is aimed at young people, teachers and parents and it offers resources, case studies and advice on a range of issues affecting young people’s mental health. The website can be found at www.jigsawonline.ie


The new Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw committee would like to remind clubs that there are still 10 months remaining at €10 per month so clubs can still earn the same commission of €50 for every €100 collected or more if the 60% or 70% Bonus Commission applies.

The members who participated in the first draw held recently have the benefit of a free month in March 2020. New members who join now can still pay €100 to be included in that last draw in March 2020. So, clubs can regard these few weeks as an additional opportunity to increase their membership which time constraints perhaps did not allow you to do ahead of the first draw.

As an encouragement for clubs to increase their membership this month the draw committee are extending the 20/20 OFFER of 20 FREE Munster Championship tickets for any club that still increases its membership by 20 members on your March 2019 returns. The 20 tickets will apply for Tipperary’s Munster Championship Round 5 game against Limerick in Semple Stadium on Sunday June 16th.

Three clubs achieved the 20-member increase for the first draw, so it’s not too late for your club to join them and get the 20 free tickets. Best of luck in your efforts.


Tipperary GAA partner with Tipp Classical Festival for a unique Fundraising Initiative.

GAA clubs the length and breadth of the country know only too well that fundraising is crucial in keeping clubs going. Whatever size club, the GAA is the lifeblood of many local communities and funds are an essential part. Whether your club needs to purchase new jerseys, or your changing rooms could do with a fresh coat of paint, or better still, a brand-new clubhouse! Whatever the project, fundraising is a staple to maintaining any club and its grounds.

Tipperary GAA and Tipp Classical are delighted to have partnered for this unique fundraising initiative where clubs have the opportunity to raise valuable funds and potentially a windfall of up to €250,000. For every Tipp Classical Festival Ticket, you sell to your loyal club supporters 100% of that discount value goes back to your GAA club.

Semple Stadium Chairman Con Hogan said “The revival of the music festival at Semple Stadium proved a wonderful hit last year, evoking great memories of the Féiles of the ’90s. This year we have an even better line-up and now club members are being given the opportunity to support their club while purchasing their tickets for Tipp Classical 2019. For every ticket purchased the club will receive back €10 for a one day ticket or €15 for a weekend ticket. This is a great opportunity to generate funds for your club, your juvenile club, your camogie club, and your ladies football club. So let’s make a major Tipperary effort on this one. Contact your members, get them to purchase tickets on the Tipp classical website under your club’s name. They’ll be guaranteed wonderful entertainment by some of Ireland’s top entertainers and the Irish Concert Orchestra, and they will be generating funds for the Club and the County. A win-win for everybody!!”

Last year’s festival brought an estimated €12 million boost to the local economy. With an expanded 2-day festival this year it will be an even bigger offering as it will cater up to 30,000 fans in Semple Stadium. Beyond the stadium, the fantastic FMC Music Trail of Liberty Square expands to include more venues throughout the town. Thurles will play host to some iconic and legendary performers as they descend onto the grounds of Semple.

Examples of commission that your club could earn:

WEEKEND TICKET €159.50 €15.00 100 €1,500.00
DAY TICKET €89.50 €10.00 200 €2,000.00

The process couldn’t be simpler as all ticketing will be managed by our festival partners www.eventbrite.com. Each club in the county will have their own unique web address to direct their supporters to purchase tickets to Tipp Classical Festival, 21st & 22nd September, Semple Stadium.

The initiative will run for a 6-week period and kicked off on May 14th last.

Instructions for GAA Clubs:

Direct your members to the unique link containing your club name which we will provide. This link simply takes the buyer to your clubs Eventbrite page and ticket purchases are made from there. Each ticket purchased via this link will be tracked by us and we will then be able to calculate how much money was raised by your members for your club on the sale of Tipp Classical tickets. Example of the link: http://bit.ly/Tipp_Classicial_Aherlow (NB this link is only for Aherlow GAA Club), each club, camogie club and ladies football club in Tipperary has a link on the ticket website.

Here’s an example of the text the Club can use to sell tickets:

Are you heading to Tipp Classical music festival in Semple Stadium this September? Why not support your local GAA club and reserve your tickets via the GAA club link below. A percentage of each Tipp Classical ticket purchased this way will raise funds for your local club. Visit the festival website https://tippclassical.com/ to see the line-up of artists on each of the festival dates.

If they’re getting this printed anywhere (posters/ leaflets) the organisers could provide a QR code as well.


The Tipperary Supporters Club Annual Golf Classic was another resounding success and thanks to all who supported the event again this year. In 1st place was Liam O’Shea’s Team on 95pts represented by Thomas Cleary, Ray Mcloughney, Conor Cleary and Kieran Cahill.

Nearest The Pin was Derry Coughlan on Seamus Grogan’s Team at 8′ 7″ while the longest drive went to Domhnall O’Mahoney on the Dundrum Maps team.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Nenagh Golf Club for hosting the event.


We express sympathy to the family of the late Jimmy Cunningham from Inane Rovers and Roscrea who died recently. Jimmy was a masseur who worked with many clubs and Tipperary football teams. He was with the backroom staff in 2011 when the Tipp minor footballers won the All Ireland and also gave great service to numerous Tipperary senior football teams.

A benefit night for Jimmy which was planned before his untimely death is being held this Saturday night, 25th May with an exhibition match in St. Cronan’s field in Roscrea and all are welcome.

We offer our sympathies to the family and colleagues in the Nenagh Eire Óg GAA Club of Jerry Quinlan who died this week. Jerry won a Munster minor medal with Tipperary in 1962 and was midfield on the Tipperary U21 hurling team that won the Munster Final in 1965. He won a North Tipperary senior hurling title with Nenagh Éire Óg in 1964 and later went on to serve terms as team manager and club chairman.


The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are back for 2019. Registration includes the attractive and distinctive Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp kit that is supplied to participants and is worn with pride by young boys and girls all over the country.

Children are coached in hurling, camogie, football and ladies’ football and some camps offer rounders, handball and fun & run.

The week-long Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are priced at €60, dropping to €55 for a second child and just €45 or a third and any additional children.

Everyone who registers for a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp can enter a competition for a chance to win €5,000 worth of training gear for their team and a €500 voucher for themselves by entering the code from promotional packs of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies in store from April or answering a question online. Register online now – gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps


Ahead of Tipp’s third round Munster Senior Hurling Championship match on Sunday week against Clare in Ennis, supporters can join the Tipperary Supporters Club at www.tippsupportersclub.com or by calling Jim Reidy, Membership Officer on 086 3580718.

The membership pack includes the following benefits:

All members are entered into a prize draw for championship match tickets for all Tipperary Senior games.

A specially designed Tipperary Supporters Club pen with stylus for use on touch-screen devices

2019 Car Sticker

Text alerts for all Championship team news

Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles


Membership for the Friends of Tipperary Football for 2019 is now available and costs only €20. There are some great prizes to be won throughout the year by becoming a member. The Friends are a fantastic group that help with the development of Tipperary Football. To join please go to www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com


If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please e-mail at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3.00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site a

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