Tipp’s Mark Hoban capped for Ireland

St. Michael’s Schoolboys

St. Michael’s Schoolboys

St. Michael’s Schoolboys wish to acknowledge the achievements of thier player Mark Hoban, who recently was capped for the Republic of Ireland under 15s soccer team in Austria. Mark played in midfield in the first game, which Ireland won 2-1. Two days later Mark came on in the second half to help Ireland to another 2-1 victory. He has been selected on the Irish squad for the Galway Cup Tournament in August. Mark has been with the club from the age of seven and joins a growing list of St Michael’s players to win International caps while playing for the club.

Arravale Rovers Juveniles

Our Under 14 footballers fell to Lattin in the West semi-final on Monday, May 21 after a thrilling game. The final score was 4-4 to 1-7, 8 scores apiece and the lads put in a fine performance. Well done to all concerned and the best of luck to Lattin in the West final, where their game with Galtee Rovers should be a thriller. For our lads it’s on to the hurling now with more excitement on the way. The summer is far from over for these lads.

Our second Under 14 football side is fixed to play Emly in the West Final, this Monday night, May 28 in Solohead. Report next week.

We were fixed to play Cashel King Cormacks last Saturday, May 26, in the Under 12 Shield Final, but the game was postponed to a later date, yet to be announced.

Next Monday our Under 12 hurlers get their new season underway at Sean Treacy Park. The second team play Cashel and the younger thirds meet Cappawhite. The action is timed to start at 6.45pm. The first team will open their campaign a week later; busy times ahead for all these young hurlers.

There was a good take-up in the club of the family tickets for the Munster senior hurling game at Semple Stadium last Sunday, Tipp v Limerick. The excitement of the closing 20 minutes had everyone on the edges of their seats as Tipperary fought back against doughty opponents. It was great to see our very own, ‘Young Whistler’ Eoghan Lonergan, take charge of his first game in Semple Stadium, as referee of the Primary Game football match. Congratulations Eoghan.

Well done also to Donogh Leahy who impressed with the Tipp senior footballers against Kerry. 

The registration forms for the Cul Camp in the first week of July are being returned already so if you haven’t a form, or still have to return one, you can do so at Sean Treacy Park, every Saturday morning, 10 to 12 noon. The facility of paying weekly over the next month is also available as it was a popular option last year. Christine, our Hon. Secretary, will be there to provide all the information required.

All in Arravale Rovers send our sincere condolences to the Roche family Tipperary, on the death of Tommy Roche, Gortnakeare, Tipperary. May he rest in peace. 

St Michaels AFC

The club held a successful function in Ballykisteen Golf & Leisure Resort on Saturday, May 26. Youth player of the year went to Peter Mulhair, second team award went to Timmy Dalton and first team player of the year was won by Pa Quinn.

A special presentation designed by Ray Lonergan was presented to James Walsh for winning FAI Junior player of the year. Chrissie Cremmins won the Hall of Fame award for years of sterling work at schoolboy level.

Thanks to all who attended and to Pierse Foley who did a great job at organising the social evening.

Tipperary Town Ladies FC

Dualla Ladies FC 8 - 1 Tipperary Town Ladies FC

A big crowd turned out on this glorious summers day to see the ladies of Tipp and Dualla do battle. Strong wind had ruined games in the ladies league over the last couple of weeks but there was none of that this week as suntan lotion was the order of the day. This was another tough day at the office for the girls of Tipp as Dualla had a day when everything went right and their strikers were in clinical form. The girls from Tipp tried hard but the inexperience of the home side was punished at every opportunity by strong side from Dualla. Amy Bargary was in superior form for the visitors and helped herself to a number of goals and probably the lady of the match award. Tricia Donnally controlled the midfield throughout this game and through her good work came a host of Dualla’s goals and chances. Libby Toomey also had a fine game and helped herself to a hat-trick after coming off the bench. Tipp did have a couple of moments with Mary Touhy working hard up front but finding chances hard to come by. Aoife Gilbourne at the back for Tipp had a very busy day but battled hard and seemed a bit unlucky to be on a side that finished well beaten. Another plus for Tipp was the performance of Jessica O Brien when she came off the bench. Jessica looked lively and a real handful for Dualla. Tipp did put one on the board late in the second half with a good header from Aoife Lynch but it was one of only a handful of times that the home side threatened. Tipp had plenty of inexperienced players who learned a very tough lesson but a lesson that will stand to them in the future and they will be looking forward to meeting today’s victors and making a much better contest in the future. Very well done to Dualla way too strong on the day and all the best for the rest of the season.

Tipp Town Ladies Team

Team: (GK) Margaret Gilsenan,(LB) Aisling Daly, (RB) Roisin Ryan, (DC) Lorraine Kenneally, (DC) Aoife Gilbourne, (LM) Bianca Ryan, (RM) Chealse O Dwyer, (MC)Lisamarie Hayes, (MC)Aoife Lynch, (S)Mary Touthy, (S) Claire Crowe. SUBS: Julie Daly, Jessica O Brien, Erika O Brien, Elaine O Connor, Annette Price.Notes: No game next Sunday

Fixtures: Vee Rovers Ladies Vs Tipperary Town Ladies FC, Sunday, June 10 at Vee Rovers kick off 3pm

Galtee Walking Club

Walkers from all round the country will converge on the Glen of Aherlow next weekend for the annual Walking Festival organised by Aherlow Failte in conjunction with the Galtee Walking Club. Members will be busy leading and stewarding the ten walks, which take place over the course of the three days. There is a grade to suit every walker and it provides the perfect opportunity for the people of Tipperary in particular to get out and enjoy their own Galtees and the hills around the Glen. More details are available on our website, galteewalkingclub.ie.

There were three club walks on Sunday last, May 27, in perfect conditions to be out on the hills. The A and B groups were in the Knockmealdowns and their paths crossed at one stage on the summit of Knockshanahullion, providing an opportunity for a chat and some photos. Catherine Russell lead the linear 20km A walk from Araglin to Clogheen taking the Avondhu Way for the most part with detours to the peaks of Farbreaga, Crow Hill and the highest point, Knockshanahullion, at 652 metres. On reaching Bay Lough car park the group of 12 divided with 6 heading for the summit of Sugarloaf and the rest content to take the shorter route to Clogheen. Thanks and well done, Catherine.

The B walk started at Bay Lough car park from where Paddy Bourke led the group of 9 upwards and west along the Tipperary, Waterford border as far as spot-height 551 and then on to Knockshanahullion for a lunch break and the encounter with the A walkers. Heading east from there they picked up the Avondhu Way for the return to the start. Thanks to Paddy for this 4-hour, 8km loop taken at a leisurely pace.

There was a leisurely pace, too, on David Stapleton’s C walk to Lake Muskry in preparation for the Aherlow Festival. The group of 26 took a direct route across open hillside and most decided to extend the walk with a circuit of the lake and the smaller Lake Farbreaga behind it while the others remained on the sunny lake shore to await their return.

The Wednesday evening walks continue, meeting at Texaco Garage, Cahir on May 30 and Ballydavid Hostel on June 6.