Readers of The Nationalist and our newspaper’s Facebook page online have been telling us how they are rowing in behind the Tipperary senior hurling team, as they prepare for next Sunday’s All Ireland final.
Tipp jerseys will be worn with pride all over the globe - from Singapore to San Francisco!
WHERE WILL YOU BE WATCHING THE MATCH?
John O’Neill from Clonmel will be coming home to watch the match - his first visit back to Tipp for a year now that the lives in London. He will also be celebrating his son’s second birthday so it’s a big day in the O’Neill house.
Alan Parker from Clonmel will be “Cheering Tipp from Sunny Singapore! Setanta will be showing the final live here!”
Derek Ryan from Tipperary wrote: “Supporting Tipp from Sunny Santa Ponsa in Majorca. Will be watching the match live on RTE.” He’s lived there for nine years.
Patrice O’Connell from Clonmel commented: “Yes I’ll be watching it on Setanta sports here in Sydney Australia.” She has lived there two and a half years now.
Rachel Parle from Clonmel said she “watched the Tipp and Dublin match in Pureto Rico. My heart was in my mouth. So glad they won that match. When abroad one is so proud to be IRISH.”
Mary Harris from Clonmel who lives part of the year in Turkey commented: “I will be watching it in Turkey.”
Brenda Casey from Clonmel commented: “Boston will be watching... UP TIPP.”
Caroline Griffin, in Ewing New Jersey, originally from Ardfinnan wrote: “NJ will be watching.”
Martin Fogarty will be watching in “Austin TX :)” He is originally from Clogheen.
Mark Moloney from Cahir commented “Up Tipp Lex, KY” - Lexington Kentucky.
Declan O’Keeffe from Clonmel will be watching the match in “San Francisco.”
Bernadette Markley from Clonmel will be watching in Chicago. Also in Chicago will be Nora Prendiville-O’Dwyer.
Conor A. McCarthy from Clonmel commented: “McCarthys Bar Lexington KY”
Coming home to Ireland will be Hugh O’Carroll from Clonmel. He commented “Flying back to HQ for it. H’on de Premier.”
Mick D’Arcy from Cashel will be watching the All Ireland in Florida.
Las Vegas will be where Maria Flaherty plans to watch the match.
Anthony O’Mahony commented that he will be watching in “Mcveigh’s bar in Toronto, Canada”
Brendan Corbett from Tipperary will be one of the many Tipp fans watching in the UK, in Bristol.
James Kerrigan will be watching in Slough.
Suzanne Waters commented: “Supporting Tipp from Poole, Dorset UK !! Up Tipp!”
Mark Hirst commented that he’ll be watching in “The Balmullo Inn, Balmullo, Fife, Scotland”
ADVICE TO THE TEAM
We asked our readers what words of inspiration they would have for the team before walking out on the Croke Park pitch, next Sunday, and they said...
Anne Whyte: “Don’t spare the timber lads!”
Michelle P O’Donoghue Gleason, from Clonmel living in New York: “Tipperary fans are watching all over the world and no matter how far we might be away from our beautiful home county we stand proud. Now go out there lads and do your magic... Go Tipp!”
Gerry Houlihan from Carrick on Suir: “pull hard lads hard, hard, hard let every blow be a blood bath out there Come on Tipp bring Liam home to us”
Suzanne Brosnan Ryan: “Pull hard - he’s no relation:)”
And predictions for the final score on Sunday?
Veronica Quinn, Clonmel: “Tipp to win by 9 points.”
Rebecca Hadnett from Tipperary: “Tipp to win by 4 points. The Dubs gave us a fright last week but we needed that kick up the ass to beat them cats!!!!!”
Mary Quinn Tipperary: “Tipp to win by a narrow 2 points”
Edel Mitchell, Nenagh: “Tipp to win by 3 points if they’re lucky enough on the day.”
Suzanne Waters, Dorset: “Tipp to win by 6 points!!”
Niall Gregory, Cashel: “I’m going for Tipp by 4 points”
Donal Coman, Cashel: “I like the sound of a 2 point win but one will do too.”
Annie English: “Tipp tipp tipp. . . The whole way by 3 points. “