Tipperary GAA Scene 2nd October 2019

PRO Joe Bracken


The main results from last weekend at county level centred on the FBD Insurance County Tipperary Senior and Intermediate Football Championships quarter-finals and the one fixture in the FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup, which was the first quarter-final.

In the FBD Insurance County Tipperary senior football championship, the following are the quarter-final results; Loughmore-Castleiney 5-11 Arravale Rovers 2-8, Clonmel Commercials 4-13 Ballyporeen 0-7 and Moyle Rovers 1-13 Cahir 3-4. This Wednesday October 2nd, at 8pm, JK Brackens and Upperchurch-Drombane meet in Littleton in the remaining quarter-final.

In the FBD Insurance Tom Cusack football quarter-finals, three results of games played are as follows; Killenaule 0-11 Moyne-Templetuohy 0-4, Kilsheelan-Kilcash 3-12 Ardfinnan 0-13 and Aherlow Gaels 1-11 Galtee Rovers 1-6. The remaining fixture is on Wednesday October 2nd, in Borrisoleigh, when Eire Óg Annacarty-Donohill and Kiladangan meet at 7:30pm.

In the FBD Insurance County Tipperary intermediate football championship the quarter-final results are also as follows; Clonmel Commercials 0-17 Moyle Rovers 3-6, Moycarkey-Borris 2-11 Rockwell Rovers 1-13 and Golden-Kilfeacle 1-13 Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-5. This Wednesday, October 2nd, Drom & Inch meet Clonmel Óg in Clonoulty at 7:30pm.

In the first of the quarter finals in the FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup the result read, Mullinahone 1-23 Silvermines 2-19.

The FBD Insurance County minor hurling championships finals go ahead this weekend with the semi-final results as follows; FBD Insurance County Minor (A) Hurling Championship, Kiladangan 1-20 Mullinahone 1-12 and Drom-Inch 5-11 Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams 1-16.

And in the FBD Insurance County Minor (B) Hurling Championship, the results were, Borris-Ileigh 2-18 Killenaule 1-17 and Arravale Rovers 3-19 Gortnahoe-Glengoole 1-18.

In the FBD Insurance County Junior (A) Football Championship Group 5 playoff final, Ballingarry defeated play Boherlahan-Dualla 0-11 to 1-7. In the preliminary quarter-finals the results read, Solohead 6-9 Cahir 2-10 and Moyle Rovers 1-8 Ballingarry 1-7.

The following are county fixtures for the week ahead, commencing this Wednesday night and focuses on the remaining FDB Insurance County Senior Football Championship Quarter Final. On Saturday next the County Minor Hurling Championship A and B Finals will be played, while on Sunday both FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling preliminary quarter-finals will be played as will both relegation fixtures.

FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship Quarter Final
In Littleton at 20:00 JK Brackens v Upperchurch-Drombane

FBD Insurance Tom Cusack Cup Quarter Final
In Borrisoleigh at 19:30 Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill v Kiladangan

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Final
In Clonoulty at 19:30 Drom-Inch v Clonmel Óg

The following are the games scheduled for Saturday next, October 5th

FBD Insurance County Minor (A) Hurling Championship Final
In Templederry at 14:30 Drom-Inch v Kiladangan

FBD Insurance County Minor (B) Hurling Championship Final
In Boherlahan at 12:30 Arravale Rovers v Borris-Ileigh

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Finals
In Monroe at 16:00 Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Ballybacon-Grange
In Borrisoleigh at 16:00 Sean Treacys v Moyne-Templetuohy
In Drombane at 16:00 Moneygall v Golden-Kilfeacle

FBD Insurance County Junior (B) Football Championship Quarter Final
In Fethard GAA Park at 15:30 Clonmel Commercials v Rockwell Rovers

The following then are the games scheduled for Sunday next, October 6th

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Finals
In Leahy Park Cashel at 14:00 Toomevara v Mullinahone
In Littleton at 16:30 Loughmore-Castleiney v Clonoulty-Rossmore

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Relegation Knockout
In Templetuohy at 13:30 Killenaule v Moycarkey-Borris
In Dolla at 15:30 Portroe v Burgess

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Quarter Final
In Cahir at 14:00 Holycross-Ballycahill v Carrick Swan

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Final
In Dolla at 14:00 Shannon Rovers v Borrisokane

FBD Insurance County Junior (A) Football Championship Quarter Final
In Ardfinnan at 12:00 Moyle Rovers v Ballylooby-Castlegrace
In New Inn at 12:00 Newcastle v Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams

All games have extra time if necessary.

At divisional level last weekend, in the Tipperary Co-Op West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final Replay Clonoulty-Rossmore came from behind to earn a preliminary county senior hurling quarter-final spot following their 3-13 to 1-15 win over Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill.

The Centenary Agri Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final was held in the recently developed Moycarkey-Borris club grounds in Littleton, for the first time in 33 years. Here, Drom & Inch also came from behind late on to take the lead before Upperchurch-Drombane drew level to send the game to extra time, with Drom and Inch just about edging it 2-19 to 1-21.

Meanwhile, in the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final, Kiladangan collected their 4th North title of the decade in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh following their defeat of Borris-Ileigh. The full-time result read Kiladangan 2-13 Borris-Ileigh 1-8.

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


Congratulations to the eleven Tipperary senior hurlers that made the shortlist of nominations for this year’s PwC All-Stars team. Those eleven are, Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha), Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill), Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh), Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg), Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), John O’Dwyer (Killenaule), Jason Forde (Silvermines), Séamus Callanan (Drom-Inch) and John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney).

In the race for PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year, congratulations to Séamus Callanan who has once again been nominated following his performances this year. He will face opposition from Pat Horgan (Cork) and TJ Reid (Kilkenny).

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, November 1st.


Congratulations to Nicky English (Lattin-Cullen) who was recently inducted into the GAA Museum Hall of Fame 2019. A two-time All-Ireland medal winner as a player in 1989 and 1991, and won five Munster senior hurling titles, he was Hurler of the Year in 1989 and won six All-Star awards. Nicky also managed Tipperary to an All-Ireland senior title in 2001 and is a worthy recipient of the award.

Niamh McCoy, GAA Museum Director added: “For us at the GAA Museum, inducting footballing and hurling legends into the Hall of Fame is one of the most important events in the calendar. The GAA Museum Hall of Fame shines a light on the heroes of our games and is a way for their prowess on the field to be remembered permanently at the home of Irish sport. It’s a great honour for us to have these incredible players here celebrating with us today.”


Congratulations to Sabrina Larkin (Tipperary) who made the Intermediate Player of the Year Shortlist for the Camogie Association/WGPA Players’ Player of the Year Awards, sponsored by Liberty Insurance.

Tipperary received nine nominations for the Camogie All-Stars Awards 2019 shortlist. The final team will be announced at the 16th annual Camogie All-Stars Awards banquet, sponsored by Liberty Insurance. Congratulations to the following players on their nominations; goalkeeper Caoimhe Bourke, defenders Julianne Bourke, Karen Kennedy, Eimear Loughman and Clodagh Quirke, midfielder Mary Ryan and forwards Cáit Devane, Ereena Fryday and Eibhlís McDonald.

Congratulations to Tipperary players Laura Shinners, Sabrina Larkin, Andrea Loughnane and Clodagh McIntyre as they received nominations for this year’s Camogie Soaring Stars Awards, sponsored by Liberty Insurance.


Congratulations to Aishling McCarthy and Aishling Moloney who received nominations for the TG4 All-Star Awards for Ladies Gaelic Football.

The awards ceremony will take place on November 16th.


Following the news last week of Liam Cahill’s decision to step away from Tipperary U20 hurling management the task of finding his replacement will begin. Once again, we thank Liam and his management team for a 100% All-Ireland U20/21 title record in their two years at the helm at the grade, delivering an U21 crown in 2018, the last at the grade and a first U20 crown this year. These successes follow on from an All-Ireland minor title achieved in 2016. Best wishes to Liam and his management team in their careers ahead.


The Tipperary Football Committee are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for the positions of Tipperary minor football manager and selectors.

If you are interested, please contact Hugh Coghlan Secretary Tipperary Football Committee hughcoghlan@hotmail.com or committee chairman Barry O’Brien at barry11cahir@gmail.com with your details.


The October GAA draw will be in Everards Bar, Templetuohy with Moyne Templetuohy GAA club this Friday night October 4th at 10pm. Sean Everard will be presented with his €15,000 prize on the night.


Tipperary Hurler of the Year – Voting Now Open

What a summer it has been for Tipperary hurling. The Premier County’s 28th All-Ireland Senior Hurling title was achieved following a deserved win over Kilkenny in Croke Park, while six days later in the LIT Gaelic Grounds, our U20’s defeated Cork to win the inaugural U20 All-Ireland Hurling title, great days indeed to be a Tipperary hurling supporter.

As the intercounty season has ended, the time has come to select the Tipperary Senior Hurler of the Year. Who will succeed Jason Forde to win the 2019 award? Voting is now open and is exclusive to 2019 members of the Tipperary Supporters Club.

Members of the Tipperary Supporters Club can vote by emailing info@tippsupportersclub.com and simply providing the name of your selection for Tipperary Hurler of the Year and the winner will be announced in October.

The Award is kindly sponsored again this year by John Quirke, Jeweller, Bridge Street, Cahir 052 7441774. https://www.facebook.com/jqjewellerscahir/

Please support our sponsors.


Tipperary GAA Scene 2nd October 2019A busy weekend in GAA Handball saw the last games played in Croke Park 60×30 before the move in 2020 to the new state of the art courts located behind the Cusack Stand carpark. It was also a busy weekend for Tipperary players who contested All-Ireland finals at various venues throughout the country. Tipperary juvenile girls Hannah Grace and Leanne Gould from Lahorna were in Talbots Inch in Kilkenny on Friday night where they had a good win over Aishling Cooney and Emer Barron from the host county. The girls got off to a poor start losing the first 15/3 but settled down well in the second and with some great serving took the second 15/5 and won the third with a comprehensive 15/3 to take the Girls U14 Doubles All-Ireland title.

In the Boys U17 Singles Patrick Delaney from Cashel will take on Brian McAleer from Tyrone next week in a deferred final.

Tipperary GAA Scene 2nd October 2019

John Ferncombe Sean maher JD 60x30_2019

In Tuamgraney, on Friday last, the Mullins brothers from Clonmel, Pakie and Billy, were in full control in the DMAD beating Kevin Gerritty and Pat Hopkins (Mayo).

In the Junior Doubles – John Ferncombe and Sean Maher from Cashel, pictured left, travelled to Na Fianna in Dublin to take on Darren Doherty and Conor O’Gorman (Monaghan). The Tipp boys took the first game 21/12 but had to be at their best in the second to win 21/17 against a spirited display by the Ulster champions.

In the MBD Willie Bourke and Brendan Ryan travelled to Mullingar but lost out to Kenny Curran and Finbar Fullen (Tyrone). In the GMAD in Talbots Inch, Kevin Mullins and Adrian Johnson lost out to Tom Sheridan and John Leahy from Meath.


The County Development Committee has arranged a Seminar on Insurance, to be held in the Anner Hotel, Thurles on 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 before Sunday, 6th October


The GAA and Samaritans Ireland partnership have launched “The Huddle” which is approximately a 10 minute pre- or post- training team talk about mental health which is available to all clubs through their local Samaritans liaison officer #gaahealth #talktous The idea is to normalise talk about mental health, nobody should suffer alone, players need to look after both their physical and mental health in order to perform on the field of play and to have the coping skills when lives can be difficult.

Contact the Samaritans day or night 365 days a year – Phone 116 123 – Text 087 2609090
Email jo@samaritans.ie

This is the time of year when clubs start organising talks for members and the wider community during the winter months. If your club is planning a talk regarding one of the many topics under social inclusion, please check out https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/lho/stipp/social-inclusion/ and https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/lho/ntippelimk/social-inclusion-/ where you will find a list and contact details of the many services the HSE run in both North and South Tipperary.


The role played by GAA clubs in supporting the health and wellbeing of communities across Ireland will be explored at the 2019 Healthy Club Conference in Croke Park this Saturday, October 5th.

Delegates will participate in workshops covering mental health in sport, diversity and inclusion, positive aging, and the importance of physical activity. The themes will be brought to life through practical case studies revealing initiatives rolled out by Healthy Clubs covering these themes.

The event, proudly delivered in partnership with Healthy Ireland and Irish Life, will see a further 84 GAA clubs across the 32 counties receive official recognition as ‘Healthy Clubs’, having completed Phase 3 of the project. Congratulations to two Tipperary clubs, Lorrha-Dorrha and Newport, which completed Phase 3 of the Healthy Club Project and will receive official recognition at the conference.

The conference will also see the launch of Phase 4 of the award-winning Healthy Club Project, as the GAA seek to recruit another 150 clubs to participate come January 2020.

Renowned GAA coaching tutor, Paudie Butler, will discuss in his keynote address 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.

You will also hear from GAA ambassadors Noel McGrath and Nicole Owens. Workshops will cover: Mental Fitness, Physical Activity, Positive Ageing, and Diversity and Inclusion #gaahealth

Noel is the players’ representative on the GAA’s National Health and Wellbeing Committee and will participate in a panel discussion. (Additional player ambassadors will be announced in the coming weeks.)

An Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan, said: “I want to offer my congratulations to the 84 clubs that will receive official recognition as Healthy Clubs at the conference. The work they have undertaken over the course of their journey has been a credit to the Association. I also urge other clubs to attend and get involved in the Healthy Club Project. It helps the GAA live up to the values of its new manifesto: ‘Where We All Belong’. This exciting work couldn’t happen without our partners Irish Life and Healthy Ireland and I want to acknowledge their continued support for the project.”

Register for this year’s free Healthy Clubs Conference at www.gaa.ie/community


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 will be LIVE from this Friday 4th October to Sunday 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).

The closing date for applications is 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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