Tipperary GAA Scene
ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE
Tipperary’s involvement in the Allianz Hurling League came to an end on Sunday last as Galway progressed to the quarter-finals on a 3-21 to 3-13 score-line. Tipperary’s goals came courtesy of two from John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) and one from Jason Forde (Silvermines). Congratulations to Paul Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) who made his senior debut on Sunday.
Preparations will now turn towards the Munster senior hurling championship where Tipperary will travel to Walsh Park to play Waterford on Sunday, May 10th.
ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE
It’s round 6 of the Allianz Football League this weekend where Tipperary will play Offaly in Semple Stadium on Sunday next, March 15th at 2pm in Semple Stadium.
Going into the penultimate game, Tipperary and their management will be looking to go level on points with Offaly who sit just above them in the table, with the final match away to Leitrim still to come.
We send best wishes to the team and appeal to supporters to come to Semple Stadium on Sunday in support of the team
The referee will be Seamus Mulhare.
FBD INSURANCE CLUB FIXTURES
There is second round action in the FBD Insurance County Hurling Leagues this weekend, while two semi-finals in the FBD Insurance U21 Football Championship are down for decision on St. Patrick’s Day.
At 2pm in Templetuohy in U21 (A), Inane Rovers will play Cashel King Cormacs or Arravale Rovers. At the same time in Templederry in U21 (B), Ballina will play Galtee Rovers or Golden Kilfeacle. Extra time will be played in both fixtures if required. For up to date fixtures and results please see https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/
LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL
The Tipperary ladies football team also lost out to Galway in the Lidl Senior National Football League on Sunday, with the home side winning 1-12 to 0-4. Their next match is in round 6 against Mayo on Sunday, March 22nd.
Well done to the Tipperary senior camogie team as they qualified for the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 Group 2 following their 1-8 to 0-10 win over Galway on Sunday. Tipperary’s goal from Róisín Howard helped Tipperary reach their first league final in eleven years. Elsewhere, the intermediate team lost out 5-13 to 1-6 against Antrim.
Best wishes to Sean Lonergan (Moyle Rovers) as he takes charge of the Allianz Football League Roinn 2 fixture between Clare and Fermanagh in Cusack Park, Ennis on Sunday next.
AN DÚSHLÁN - Remembering Bloody Sunday 1920
An exciting stage production March 27th and 28th “An Dúshlán” (The Challenge) will take place on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th, at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre in Cashel, in association with Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann. Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee will host a stage production of music, song and dance entitled An Dúshlán, remembering the events of Bloody Sunday. This production is part of a year-long series of Commemoration events organised by Tipperary GAA.
This original and specially commissioned stage production will explore the events of Bloody Sunday 1920, drawing on the music and song of the time along with eyewitness and newspaper accounts to recall this defining moment in the struggle for Irish Independence, it’s impact on the GAA, and how the echoes of those fatal shots can still be heard in the Ireland of today.
Taking part are a number of renowned musicians and performers from Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann including legendary tenor Séan Ó Sé and champion set dancers from Newcastle. The C. J. Kickham Brass and Reed Band who have strong nationalist links going back to Fenian times and indeed have a connection with the Tipperary Bloody Sunday Team will also participate in the production. Former RTE broadcaster Ciana Campbell and IFTA nominated Irish actor Diarmuid de Faoite will narrate the production which is produced by Ray Conway who also directed the acclaimed Easter 1916 production “Macalla”.
Tickets for this specially commissioned event are expected to sell out very quickly so early booking is advised. Tickets are just €20 on the Brú Ború website www.bruboru.ie or by phone on 062-61122. Click the following link: https://bruboru.ie/whats-on/bru-boru-events/414/
The coaching seminar hosted by Tipperary Coaching and Games last Saturday titled, ‘Developing the Youth Coach’ was a tremendous success and many thanks to the committee and GDA’s for all the work and preparation put into the seminar.
The attendees gained a valuable insight from the session speakers, Oisín McConville, Michael Bevans and Michael Dempsey as each in his own unique way, took those present on their individual coaching and life experience journey.
POST PRIMARY HURLING
Congratulations to Cashel Community School who are through to the the Masita All-Ireland U19B Hurling Championship final following their 4-22 to 1-11 defeat of Calasanctius College from Oranmore. In the final they will play St. Brendans of Birr.
Scór Sinsear an Chontae 2020
A great night of entertainment took place in Newport’s community centre on Saturday night last at the County Final of Scór Sinsear. Bhí ard oíche siamsaíochta againn i gCraobh an Chontae san Ionaid Phobail i dTulach Seasta oíche Dé Sathairn seo caite. Anthony Floyd - Chairperson of the North Scór committee was the eloquent and deisbhéalach fear an tí who welcomed one and all to this excellent venue.
Our judges and all present were very pleased and delighted with the standard of the performances and a great sense of fun and enjoyment permeated the proceedings. Though the numbers participating in Scór Sinsear have been decreasing in recent years the standard of excellence remains and we would like to congratulate all those who took part and those who will go ahead to represent us in the Munster Finals on March 28th .
Earlier in the evening the Tráth na gCeist took place in the local Primary School with Jim Enright ó Chontae an Chlair as Fear na gCeist and Mark Dunne as his able assistant. Jim has a passion for this discipline and delights in bringing the competitors along with him.
After 10 rounds of 8 questions only one mark separated the teams with all teams beating the 70 mark. The Moyne-Templetuohy team of Jim O’Meara, Paddy Moran, Tom Collier and Francis Cleere lifted the Trophy with Seán Treacys a close second. A word of appreciation again for the hospitality and céad mile fáilte from the Newport Community who looked after us so well on the night.
The 2020 County Champions are as follows - Rince Foirne – Newcastle; Amhranaíocht Aonair –Siobhán Egan – Newport; Aithriseoireacht - Noel Joyce JK Brackens; Nuachleas – Newport; Ceol Uirlise – JK Brackens; Bailéad Ghrúpa – Upperchurch-Drombane; Rince Seite – JK Brackens; Tráth na gCeist – Moyne-Templetuohy
Ta suil againn go mbeidh na sluaite sa Cheapach Mhór ar an 28ú lá. Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad.
TIPPERARY GAA CLUBS DRAW
They say lightening never strikes twice, but nobody informed Moyle Rovers GAA Club. The final draw in the current Tipperary GAA Clubs scheme, held in the Halfway House, Rathronan last Friday in conjunction with Moyle Rovers to celebrate their February win, resulted in another main prize winner associated with the club as Del Phelan was first out winning a Skoda Fabia / Renault Clio or €15,000.
Second prize of a Holiday or €5,000 went to Geraldine Hogan with Cashel King Cormacs the promoting club. Congratulations to all the winners in the March draw and all through the current scheme.
I.T. COURSE FOR CLUB OFFICERS
There are a limited number of places left on the Club Officer IT course taking place in LIT Thurles on Thursday March 19th at 7.30pm.
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, club and role.
Tipperary contested 3 Juvenile All-Ireland Semi-Finals and 2 Adult Semi-Finals.
In the Juvenile Semi Finals against Connaught opposition in Girls U16 Doubles Hannah Grace and Leanne Gould continue to impress in a nail-biting tie break game the Tipp girls edged it 11/7 to reach the All-Ireland Final. In the Girls under 14 Singles and Girls U17 Doubles Tipperary had to settle for second best against very strong opponents.
In the adult grades Rory Grace was defeated in the minor singles and in Junior B Singles Niall Quinn also lost out.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Alone in collaboration with the Dept. of Health and the HSE have launched a COVID – 19 support line for older people. Any older person needing advice or practical support are encouraged to call 0818 222 024. This can be a lonely time for vulnerable people, and we should all try to at least make a phone call just to say hello and ask how they are doing.
We all need to look after our mental and physical wellbeing. Regular exercise, eating and sleeping well are very important to our overall health. Doing something you enjoy especially if you are not feeling great will help you feel better. We all need help from time to time there’s nothing wrong with asking for it, talking is a sign of personal strength not weakness.
The Health & Wellbeing Committee were pleased with the reaction and visits to our stand at the coaching seminar held in LIT last weekend. It is positive to see coaches appreciate how important the mental and physical health of our young players is to the overall development of our sport. Pictured left is Pat Moroney (Munster GAA Tutor), Nicholas Moroney (Co. Children’s Officer), Seamus Delany (Health & Wellbeing Committee), Cora Moroney (Chairperson Health & Wellbeing Committee) and Joe Bracken (Co. PRO).
TIPPERARY ASSOCIATION DUBLIN AWARDS
The Tipperary Association Dublin annual awards for 2019 were announced this week and for the first time since the Awards commenced in 1981 the Person of the Year award goes jointly to well-known Tipperary senior hurlers Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch) and Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh).
Borris-Ileigh will be honoured on the double when one of the club’s greats and one of Tipperary’s finest hurlers from the past, Jimmy Finn, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The awards will be presented at a function in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin on Friday 27 March 2020.
Tickets (€45 each) for the awards function available from Pat Ryan, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. Mob.: 087 6376663 Email: email@example.com
For those with an interest in a place called New Tipperary, the New Tipperary Memorial Committee will assemble at the New Tipperary Rangers monument at Noan East, near Ballinure, again this weekend. For those that may have missed the notice in local papers and on local radio, the annual commemoration at the monument will take place on this coming Saturday, March 14th at 2 pm. As always it will be a nice short ceremony which will take us back in time to our youth as we can live like the folks in Brigadoon for a brief period as we chat about the good old days and long-gone friends. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Tipperary Co. Board expresses its sympathy to former Co. Board chairman Michael Lowry and the Lowry family on the sad passing of his brother Ned last week.
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