County Bord na nOg
Tipperary won the u-15 Carrigdhoun hurling tournament in Cork at the weekend to maintain the great progress of Tipp teams at underage level.
In the opening game against the hosts Tipp were almost home and dry when in the last moments Cork struck the net to win by a single point on a score of Cork 1-5 Tipperary 0-7.
In their second game Tipp had a four point victory against Waterford on a score of 1-8 to 0-7.
Next up Clare provided the opposition and this time Tipp clinched victory with a goal to the good on a score of Tipperary 17 Clare 0-07.
The last league round game was against Limerick with Tipp finishing with a two point winning margin on a score of 1-10 to 1-8.
Tipp were up against Cork in the final but duly made amends for their previous slip clinching the title on a final score of Tipperary 0-15 Cork 1-6.
Tony Forristal U 14 A Tournament
This tournament which is hosted by Waterford has brought many success stories to Tipperary over the past years but unfortunately not this year.
In their opening game Tipperary came up against a strong Kilkenny side going down on a score of 2-6 to 0-3.
In their next game Tipp managed to score more heavily against Limerick clocking up 2-5 but unfortunately leaked 5-9 thereby ending their interest in the tournament.
Sonny Walsh U 14 B Tournament
Again this tournament is hosted by Waterford and in the opening game Tipperary had a six point victory over Dublin on a score of 1-12 to 1-6.
Unfortunately however despite their gallant efforts against Cork they failed narrowly to qualify for the final.
Meanwhile Tipperary Bórd na nOg staged both the U 16 A & B Inter County hurling tournaments.
The A action consisted of four groups of three counties with the top team qualifying for the semi finals of the John Doyle Perpetual Cup and the second team from each group going into the shield semi finals.
Tipperary were in group 3 with Antrim and Limerick.
In their opening game against Antrim, Tipp won by a margin of 4-4.
Next up was Limerick where Tipp lost 1-8 to 1-6 and ended their interest in the tournament.
It was a disappointing performance from a Tipp point of view but any neutral could see that they were coming off second place in many of the encounters.
One positive aspect was the fact that they only went down by two points to the Treaty boys who were the eventual winners of the Cup final which took place in Semple Stadium on Sunday last.
Tipperary suffered another two point defeat to Kilkenny in the shield semi-final thus ending this year’s involvement in the tournament.
In the B competition, Tipperary were in group 1 accompanied by defending champions Cork, Clare and Kilkenny. They lost to Cork 2-7 to 2-3, lost to Clare 2-10 to 0-6 and lost to Kilkenny 5-7 to 0-4.