Tipperary GAA Scene

PRO Joe Bracken


After another busy weekend for club action the quarter-finalists are now know in the FBD Insurance County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championships. In the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter-Finals extra time was required in both fixtures last Sunday before the winners could be decided. In Littleton, recent West champions and reigning holders of the Dan Breen Cup, Clonoulty-Rossmore overcame Loughmore-Castleiney in a thriller to reach the quarter-finals, while in the other preliminary quarter final, Toomevara with a late surge in extra time defeated Mullinahone to make it to the last eight. Elsewhere, at senior level, relegation semi-final victories for Burgess and Moycarkey-Borris, both Seamus Ó Riain finalists in 2018, ensured their topflight status as defeat sees Portroe and Killenaule drop down to Seamus Ó Riain for 2020.

The FBD Insurance County Minor A and B Hurling titles were also decided, with victory going to Drom and Inch in the ‘A’ final and Borris-Ileigh in the ‘B’ decider. Congratulations to both clubs on their success.

The results from last week are as follows;

FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship Quarter Final
JK Brackens 2-11 Upperchurch-Drombane 1-10

FBD Insurance Tom Cusack Cup Quarter Final
Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 3-20 Kiladangan 0-2

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Final
Clonmel Óg 1-9 Drom-Inch 0-6

FBD Insurance County Minor (A) Hurling Championship Final
Drom-Inch 1-22 Kiladangan 1-7

FBD Insurance County Minor (B) Hurling Championship Final
Borris-Ileigh 1-14 Arravale Rovers 1-9

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Finals
Kilsheelan-Kilcash 2-10 Ballybacon-Grange 0-7
Sean Treacys 0-21 Moyne-Templetuohy 1-15
Golden-Kilfeacle 4-10 Moneygall 2-12

FBD Insurance County Junior (B) Football Championship Quarter Final
Rockwell Rovers 4-7 Clonmel Commercials 2-7

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Finals
Toomevara 1-24 Mullinahone 2-19
Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-33 Loughmore-Castleiney 3-22

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Relegation Knockout
Moycarkey-Borris 3-19 Killenaule 2-16
Burgess 1-18 Portroe 1-16

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Quarter Final
Holycross-Ballycahill 0-19 Carrick Swan 0-16

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Final
Shannon Rovers 3-8 Borrisokane 1-12

FBD Insurance County Junior (A) Football Championship Quarter Final
Ballylooby-Castlegrace 2-7 Moyle Rovers 1-5
Newcastle 1-12 Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams 0-13

The following are the county fixtures for the week ahead where the centre of attention will be focused on the FBD Insurance County Senior, Seamus Ó Riain and Intermediate Hurling Quarter-Finals.

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final
12-10-2019 in Cloughjordan 13:45 Kiladangan v Toomevara
12-10-2019 in The Ragg 16:00 Nenagh Éire Óg v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
13-10-2019 in Holycross 13:30 Borris-Ileigh v Drom-Inch
13-10-2019 in Templetuohy 16:00 Kilruane MacDonaghs v Clonoulty-Rossmore

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Quarter Final
12-10-2019 in Drombane 15:00 Templederry Kenyons v Cashel King Cormacs
12-10-2019 in In Littleton 15:00 JK Brackens v Ballingarry

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final
12-10-2019 in Bansha 16:00 Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams v Golden-Kilfeacle
13-10-2019 in Clonoulty 12:00 Boherlahan-Dualla v Sean Treacys
13-10-2019 in Borrisokane 12:00 Kiladangan v Shannon Rovers
13-10-2019 in Clonmel Sportsfield 14:00 Moyle Rovers v Kilsheelan-Kilcash

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Relegation Quarter Final
12-10-2019 in Kilcommon 16:00 Lattin Cullen Gaels v Ballinahinch

FBD Insurance County Junior (A) Hurling Championship Quarter Final
12-10-2019 in Borrisoleigh 14:00 Clonoulty-Rossmore v Loughmore-Castleiney
12-10-2019 in New Inn 14:00 Thurles Sarsfields v Arravale Rovers
13-10-2019 in Leahy Park Cashel 15:00 Skeheenarinky v Nenagh Éire Óg
13-10-2019 in Boherlahan 15:30 Toomevara v Carrick Davins

FBD Insurance County Junior (B) Hurling Championship Semi Final
12-10-2019 in Cappawhite 15:00 Borrisokane v Ballybacon-Grange

FBD Insurance County Junior (A) Football Championship Quarter Final
12-10-2019 in Newport 14:00 Portroe v Solohead
13-10-2019 in Clogheen 15:00 Mullinahone v Emly

For results of all games and forthcoming county and divisional fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/


Tipperary GAA County Board will have a €20 weekend pass on offer for this weekend’s round of County Club Championships.

There are 18 County Championship games down for decision, which take place this Saturday, 12th October and Sunday, 13th October in different venues around the county.

The pass can be purchased from gate checkers at all games on Saturday only or enquire at Tipperary GAA Office in Lar na Páirce up to 5.30pm this Friday, 11th October.

For those who do not wish to avail of the special weekend pass, the following will be admission prices for single matches: – Adults €10, OAPs/Students €8, U16s are free.


Tipperary will commence their Munster senior hurling championship campaign on the weekend of May 9/10, 2020 with an away fixture against Waterford in round 1. In round 2 on the weekend of 16/17 May, Tipp will face Clare and will then have a bye in round 3. On the weekend of June 6/7, Tipperary’s third match is against Limerick in round 4 and finally in round 5 on the weekend of June 13/14, Tipperary’s last match will be against Cork.


The draw was made on Tuesday morning for the 2020 Munster Senior Football Championship and in that draw Tipperary were drawn against Clare in one of the quarter-final fixtures, the other being Waterford v Limerick. The semi-final was also an open draw with the winners of both quarter-finals drawn to meet each other while Kerry and Cork will face each other in the other semi-final.


Congratulations to all winners in the October GAA draw which was held in Everards Bar, Templetuohy with Moyne Templetuohy GAA club last Friday night. The top two prizes were drawn as follows, first prize of a Skoda Fabia/Renault Clio or €15,000 going to Eileen McCarthy with Kilruane MacDonaghs the promoting club. Second prize of a holiday or €5,000 went to Michael Hallinan with the promoting club being Boherlahan-Dualla.


The County Development Committee has arranged a Seminar on Insurance, to be held in the Anner Hotel, Thurles this Thursday, 10th October, where presentations will be made by Croke Park personnel.

Previous talks at County Board meetings gave a brief overview of the Association’s policy on Property and Liability Insurance. The above seminar will give a broader outline of the implications for clubs in the whole area of Insurance, covering such topics as:

  • Claims and incident reporting
  • Control of and Non GAA use of Club Property
  • Club Fundraising Activities & Event Management Plans.
  • Development work and engagement of Third-Party Contractors
  • Policy conditions and exclusions.
  • Implications for Clubs in the event of GAA Insurer refusing indemnity.

Clubs are invited to send 2 representatives, at least one of whom should be a Club Officer.
Registration and refreshments will be at 7.15pm and the seminar will start at 7.45pm (sharp).

Conclusion at 10.00pm, so there should be adequate time to address all questions that arise on the night.

Please confirm numbers expected to attend from each club, to County Development Committee Secretary, Denis Floyd dfloyd@eircom.net if you haven’t already done so.


County Tipperary was well represented at the Healthy Club Conference in Croke Park on Saturday. The conference saw 84 GAA clubs from the 32 counties graduate from phase 3 of the project. Congratulations to Lorrha-Dorrha and Newport who were among the graduates on the day. Players’ representative on the national committee Noel McGrath was also in attendance and the keynote address was given by renowned coaching tutor Paudie Butler. The Drom & Inch man gave a very well received talk on how the development of the child including their wellbeing lies at the heart of all good coaching and is fundamental to the principles of the Healthy Club Project. Phase 4 of the Healthy Club Project is due to be launched shortly and the County Committee are encouraging more clubs in Tipperary to consider entering as they believe every club is promoting wellbeing without realizing the positive contribution they are making to their communities. Further information can be accessed through https://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/community-and-health/healthy-club/ or email chair.hwc.tipperary@gaa.ie


Tipperary GAA SceneThere was a sensational finish to the Handball Championships for 2019 with Tipperary winning the Boys U17S title. Represented by Patrick Delaney from Tipperary Town who plays with Cashel Handball Club, the Tipperary player in his first year of competitive handball swept through Munster and defeated Tom Carroll from Kilkenny 21/9 21/2 in the semi-final. In the final he was up against Brian McAleer from Tyrone and shocked the powerful McAleer by taking the first game 21/18. Patrick led that first game 16/6 but a great comeback by McAleer levelled at 16 all. Delaney, however, finished off the first and made no mistake in the second winning 21/6 to take the All-Ireland title. Congratulations to Patrick on his All-Ireland success, pictured right with losing finalist Brian McAleer.


Jim Fogarty, author of two previous books, ‘Dan Breen Cup’ and ‘The Cross of Cashel’, is now working on a book on minor All-Ireland hurling finals (under 18). The 1934 final is causing Jim problems. Tipperary defeated Laois by 4-3 to 3-5, with a controversial goal in injury time and it appears that none of the match reports give an account of the scorer. If anyone can provide information or recollect being told the name of the goal scorer can you please contact Jim Fogarty, 086 1512946 jimkfog1@gmail.com


The #GAAyouth Forum 2019 will take place on Saturday 26th October 2019. The application process will be open from this Friday 4th October to Sunday 13th October at www.gaa.ie/gaayouth. The event is organised by the GAA Youth Reps for other young players. The Forum, run in partnership with Sky Sports, is free and will be fun and informative with a mix of interactive exhibitions, workshops, a youth congress, high profile speakers and a Q&A session.

With workshops designed for three specific age-grades (12 – 13; 14 – 15; 16 – 21 years), players will leave the Forum having learned invaluable tips and tools that will help them to develop as a player and as a person.

Registration is from 9.30am, the Forum commences at 11am and concludes at 4.30pm.

This FREE event will fill up fast so make sure to apply online as soon as applications open!

How to Apply: 500 delegate places are up for grabs for male and female players in three age groups: 12 –13; 14 – 15 and 16 – 21. The online application process went live last Friday 4th October and will stay open until Sunday next 13th October at www.gaa.ie/gaayouth and there are two ways to apply:

  • Online Application by an Individual – A young player can complete an individual application form online and identify an adult in their Club who endorses their application.
  • Online Application by a Club – A Club can complete an application form to nominate a young player/s from the Club to attend the Forum (max. 4 players, ages 12 – 21).

As indicated, the closing date for applications is this Sunday 13th October and successful applicants will be informed by Friday 18th October.


The Tipperary GAA Supporters Club is hosting a fundraiser for the Tipperary Senior Hurling All Ireland Champions 2019 and Camogie Team by staging “Stars in Their Eyes” at The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday November 9th.

We know they can do it on the pitch, but can they do it on the stage?

The show will include members of the present Tipperary Senior hurling and Senior Camogie team, former players, present management and County Board. The evening will be compered by the very high-profile sports presenter Marty Morrissey and celebrity judges will include sports pundit and former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins, TV, radio and entertainment personality Mairead Ronan and Tipperary country singer Louise Morrissey.

A special guest performer will shortly be announced.

There are still some sponsorship opportunities available to businesses in Tipperary to be associated with this high-profile event and support the All Ireland winning Tipperary Senior Hurlers holiday fund and also the Tipperary Senior Camogie Players fund.

Maximum publicity will be generated through club participation, an active social media campaign, Tipp FM (Camogie sponsors), Tipp Mid-West Radio, Beat South East Radio and all Tipperary newspaper media. The evening and its promotion will reach out to not alone hurling supporters but to all the people of Tipperary and beyond, so don’t miss out.

The launch of this exciting event was held at the Dome, Semple Stadium on Monday 26th August 2019 and broadcasted on Tipp FM. Seamus Callanan, Captain of the victorious Tipp team attended along with Louise Morrissey.

Tickets are now available for what promises to be a great evening of celebration, entertainment and competition and are selling fast. They are available at Lar na Páirce Thurles, Elvery’s Sports outlets in Thurles, Clonmel and Nenagh and through Eventbrite at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/stars-in-their-eyes-tickets-74711481051?aff=eand

Tickets are priced at €25 from above retail outlets and €28 through Eventbrite and early booking is advised.

For any queries and further details please contact any of the following: Billy Coman Secretary Tipperary Supporters Club bcoman52@gmail.com
Committee Members: Bernie Maher 0879509533, Christina Millea 0857522834 John Carew 0868317591.



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