Tipperary GAA Scene

By PRO Jonathan Cullen

Allianz Hurling & Football Leagues

Last Saturday saw the return to competitive inter county action and a trip to the LIT Gaelic Grounds for Tipperary that resulted in a well-earned draw. There were some very good performances with all the players showing great commitment and enthusiasm. Given the fact that this was the players first game of the year they will be happy with the performance and result. Following the full-time whistle, Tipperary’s Jason Forde was presented with the RTE Man of The Match award following his fine performance, finishing the game with of 14 points, while Borris-Ileigh’s Dan McCormack was awarded the Eir Sport Man of The Match award for his performance. It was confirmed on Monday that Bryan O’Mara who was injured during the course of the game, sustained a fracture to his arm and is expected to be out for between 4 to 6 weeks.

The focus for Tipperary now turns to next Saturday and a home game against Cork in Semple Stadium. The game has a 7.30pm throw in and will be broadcast live on RTE 2 television and also on Tipp FM along with the usual updates through out the game on the Tipperary GAA Twitter feed.

The Tipperary senior footballers commence their league campaign with an away trip to the LIT Gaelic Grounds next Saturday, where David Power and his management team will be looking to get the year off to a winning start against Limerick. The game throws in at 5.30pm and can be seen via the GAAGo online platform.

Ahead of both games next Saturday you can hear both team announcements live on Tipp FM this Friday evening. The team’s will also be available to view on all Tipperary GAA social media platforms and on the Tipperary GAA website.

To mark the much-anticipated return of the Allianz Leagues for 2021, Allianz is offering GAA fans across the country access to exclusive offers on car and home insurance as well as the chance to win €5,000 for their nominated GAA club.

Through this offer, all new and existing customers will not only receive a great discount on their direct car or home insurance, but Allianz will also support their passion for the GAA by donating €10 for each policy purchased to their nominated GAA club.

In addition to this exclusive offer being open to all GAA fans, Allianz are investing a further €20,000 into clubs across the country. All customers availing of the offer will automatically be entered into a draw to win €5,000 for their nominated club, with one winner selected per province.

With a grand total of €20,000 up for grabs, and more through theoffer, Allianz has expanded its investment into, and support of, grassroots Gaelic Games which includes the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol competitions.

Allianz had sponsored the Allianz Leagues for 29 years and the competition for national schools, Allianz Cumann na mBunscol, since 1993 making them one of the longest running supporters of Gaelic Games in the country. Allianz is also the insurer of over 2,200 GAA clubs across Ireland.

For full details or to avail of this exclusive Allianz offer, get a quote now at www.allianz.ie/gaa

Tipperary Clubs Draw

The next draw in the 2020 – 2021 Tipperary clubs draw will take place this Friday evening and will be broadcast live on Tipp FM starting at 8.30pm. There will be 30 prizes up for grabs, including a top prize of a car or €15000, a €5000 holiday voucher and of course the monthly lotto jackpot. So, tune in on Friday and you might even hear your name being called out as a prize winner.

Tipperary Supporters Club

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Tipperary Supporters Club App, hosted on the ClubZap platform. The App includes a dedicated Members Area where we will be engaging exclusively with Tipperary Supporters Club Members providing news and views from the Tipperary Senior hurling camp Including messages from Bainisteoir Liam Sheedy and Captain Seamie Callanan

If you are a 2021 Supporters Club member, the supporters club have already registered you for accessing the app with the contact details (Name, Mobile number, Email) you previously provided when joining. Please note that the mobile number you have provided, must match the mobile phone number from which you download ClubZap. If you have previously downloaded ClubZap, you should check that you have the latest version installed so that you can access our exclusive content.

For details on “How to join the Tipperary Supporters Club” including how to access the Tipperary Supporters Club on Clubzap please visit https://tippsupportersclub.clubzap.com/pages/how-to-join-tsc

Full details on the benefits of Tipperary Supporters Club membership can also be found on our website. All members will automatically be included in a draw for a member’s prize of €1,000 together with €1,000 for your nominated Tipperary GAA Club.

You can watch the launch of the Tipperary Supporters Club App on their Facebook page featuring special guest panellists and Tipperary GAA legends Nicky English and Lar Corbett. Presenter Jackie Cahill was also joined on the evening by Tipperary Senior Hurling team manager Liam Sheedy, former Tipp star and Borris-Ileigh Gaa stalwart Paddy Stapleton. Alternatively, you can also watch the entertaining event on our YouTube channel : https://bit.ly/3eXYXNp If you have any issues using the App, you can contact Tipperary supporters club by emailing TippSupporters@gmail.com.

Friends of Tipperary Football

The Friends of Tipperary Football wish to thank everyone who joined our Euro Millions Plus Syndicate. We would also like to extend a special word of thanks to all our ticket sellers who worked tirelessly to make this fundraiser a success.

Over the next year, The Friends of Tipperary Football will purchase 12 lines in every Euro Millions Plus draw until the 29th April 2022. The following numbers will be used for each draw:

Line 1: 12, 19, 21, 23, 26 Lucky Stars 1 & 8

Line 2: 2, 5, 19, 31, 47 Lucky Stars: 2 & 3

Line 3: 10, 16, 25, 35, 41 Lucky Stars 8 & 11

Line 4: 25, 35, 36, 39, 41 Lucky Stars 6 & 11

Line 5: 14, 19, 32, 40, 45 Lucky Stars 4 & 11

Line 6: 1, 3, 4, 31, 37 Lucky Stars 3 & 9

Line 7: 9, 13, 26, 39, 48 Lucky Stars 10 & 12

Line 8: 7, 21, 28, 43, 50 Lucky Stars: 3 & 10

Line 9: 1, 2, 5, 28, 38 Lucky Stars: 10 & 12

Line 10: 14, 22, 24, 39, 46 Lucky Stars: 4 & 11

Line 11: 3, 7, 39, 41, 49 Lucky Stars: 4 & 7

Line 12: 12, 14, 19, 28, 46 Lucky Stars: 1 & 4

The best of luck to everyone and who knows we might be lucky and scoop the jackpot.

Munster GAA Awards 2020

Earlier this year the Munster council announced their award winners for 2020. The awards would usually have been presented at a function hosted by the council, but due to the on going restrictions this was not possible this year. So instead the awards were presented to the Tipperary recipients in an outdoor setting and in a socially distanced manner in line with current guidelines. Current Munster council vice chairman Ger Ryan visited Dr Morris Park last week and presented Tipperary All Star Conor Sweeney with the Footballer of the year award for his outstanding performances through out 2020 that culminated in his side capturing the Munster football title after 85 years. Tipperary football manager David Power who guided his team to great success was also presented with the 2020 manager of the year award. Congratulations to both winners and we thank the Munster council for making the presentations.

Feile Skills County Finals

Our GDAs held the County Feile skills competition Finals in Dr Morris Park on Friday evening May 7th.

The GDAs have been very proactive during the lockdown working virtually to get qualifiers to represent each division in both codes. The Finals were held in accordance with public health guidelines with social distancing awithno contact. The boys displayed a very high standard of skills and after a very close run contest, Evan Morrissey Holycross-Ballycahil representing Mid Tipperary emerged as winner in Football and Jack Hayes Moycarkey Borris also representing Mid Tipperary was victorious in the Hurling. The other finalists in Football were Conor Gantley Cappawhite representing West Tipperary, Tadgh White Moneygall representing North Tipperary and Shane Ryan Ardfinnan representing South Tipperary. In the Hurling the other finalists were, Jamie Ryan St Mary’s South, Sean O Mahoney Arravale Rovers West and Conor Kennedy Lorra Dorra North.

All the finalists were presented with a Tipperary T-Shirts by County Bord na nÓg Chairman Tommy Landers. The winners will be presented with their county medals at the County Coiste na nOg medal presentation later in the year.

Thanks to our Games Manager Dinny Maher and our GDAs Kevin Halley, Paudie Malone, Andy Ryan and Tommy Fitzgearld for all their hard work running this very successful venture. Also thank you to our photographer Michael Boland.

Health and Wellbeing

To encourage all Clubs in the County to become involved in the GAA Healthy Club Initiative an information Webinar was held on Tuesday, April 13th. The aim of the Webinar was to welcome new members and hear from Clubs already participating in the project on the positive role the Healthy Club Committee can have within their club and the overall community. You can review the webinar at this link https://youtu.be/yznUDCKEzwQ.

Munster Coaching and Games Development

The Munster coaching and games development committee have recently updated their website, this site now contains a wealth of easily accessible coaching information and will prove a valuable resource for the large army of volunteer coaches who currently operate across the province. In order to make it easier to navigate it has been divided it into 12 main headings covering all areas of operation. The new website can be accessed via the following link: https://munster.gaa.ie/coaching/

Tipperary GAA Scene

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