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By County PRO Ger Ry


By County PRO Ger Ry

The Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling championship semi-finals will take place on Sunday next, September 29 in Semple Stadium.

The Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling championship semi-finals will take place on Sunday next, September 29 in Semple Stadium.

Borris-Ileigh will play Loughmore Castleiney at 3.30pm and Kildangan will play Nenagh Eire Og at 5pm.

After two successive years in which no team from the North Division reached the semi-finals, the Division has rebounded emphatically in 2013 with 3 teams in the semi-finals, where they are joined by last year’s defeated semi-finalists Loughmore Castleiney. Kildangan are the only reigning divisional champions remaining in the competition. The semi-final records of the 4 clubs are: Borris-Ileigh – played 15, won 12, lost 3; Loughmore Castleiney- played 11, won 4, lost 7; Kildangan – played 4, won 2, lost 2; and Nenagh Eire Og - played 11, won 4, lost 7.

The O Riain (New) Stand only will be open on Sunday and admission will be €15 for adults, €10 for students and OAPs with id (purchase ticket for €15 and claim refund at stile 53) and juveniles under 16 free of charge. Tickets will be on sale in Centra outlets as follows: Sheedy’s in Nenagh, Shanahan’s in Borrisoleigh and Nugent’s in Templemore and supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to speed up access to the stand on Sunday. For supporters purchasing on the day, tickets will need to be bought at the ticket booths inside the main entrance gate before proceeding to the stiles.

The Dome will be open from 1.30pm to allow supporters view the All Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football final between Tipperary and Cavan on the big screens at 2pm.


With less games now left in the championships, Tipperary Co Board have reduced their match admission package to €50 and this covers every County Hurling and Football championship game in all grades from minor up to senior for the remainder of 2013. This €50 package is available from Lár na Pairce or can be purchased as your admission ticket for entry to the Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary SH Championship semi-finals this Sunday in Semple Stadium.


Tipperary County Board has been informed by Ken Hogan and William Maher that they are stepping down as under 21 and minor hurling managers respectively. Ken has completed 4 years as under 21 manager and led Tipperary to Munster and All Ireland titles in 2010. William has been minor hurling manager for the last 2 years and for the 2 years previous to that served as an under 21 selector with Ken.

William led Tipperary to Munster and All Ireland minor hurling titles in 2012. Tipperary County Board is very grateful to both Ken and William for their service in recent years in team management and over a long period to the GAA in the county. We would also like to thank the outgoing under 21 selectors, TJ Connolly and Tony Lanigan, and the outgoing minor selectors, Brian Horgan, Martin Maher and Noel Morris, for their service to the county. We wish them all well and look forward to their future involvement with county teams. In keeping with normal practice in Tipperary when managers step down, new management teams will now be appointed for both under 21 and minor hurling.


Galtee Rovers / St. Pecaun and JK Brackens qualified for the quarter finals of the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football championship last weekend. Galtee Rovers defeated Kilsheelan Kilcash by 1-10 to 0-10 and JK Brackens defeated Thomas MacDonaghs by 1-10 to 0-10.

The remaining preliminary quarter final between Cahir and Arravale Rovers is fixed for Friday September 29 at New Inn at 7.30pm.

The quarter finals will be played on the weekend of October 6 with the following pairings: Loughmore Castleiney v Arravale Rovers or Cahir; Clonmel Commercials v Éire Óg Annacarty Donohill; Aherlow Gaels v Galtee Rovers; Moyle Rovers v J K Brackens.


In the semi-finals of the Clean Ireland Intermediate Hurling championship Ballina will play Lattin Cullen Gaels at Drombane at 2pm on Saturday September 28 and Moyne Templetuohy will play Newport at The Ragg at 12 noon on Sunday September 29.


We extend our very best wishes to the Tipperary Intermediate ladies football team for the All Ireland final against Cavan at Croke Park on Sunday next September 29. Throw in is at 2pm.


Good luck to Tipperary inter-county referee, Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla who will be linesman for the All Ireland senior hurling final replay between Clare and Cork on Saturday evening next.


A virtual feast of entertainment is promised for the October Bank Holiday weekend from Friday October 25 to 28 at the Clonmel Park Hotel that will undoubtedly brighten the autumn days of late October. From Boxing to Monster Bingo, from rising star and heart throb of Country Music, Nathan Carter to a Feast of Irish folk Music headlined by the internationally acclaimed Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur and a Céilí Mór to the strains of the hugely popular Johnny Reidy Céili Band, there will be something for everybody.

The spectacular Arena at the Clonmel Park Hotel will be the venue for TIPPTOBERFEST, one of the finest festivals of musical and sporting entertainment seen in Clonmel and Tipperary.

Support for TIPPTOBERFEST will provide valuable financial assistance towards training costs for all Tipperary Teams taking to the field in 2014. On Friday October 25, the Tipp Fight night takes place featuring Tipperary club and county GAA players. Tickets purchased in advance cost €20 while those purchased on the night cost €25. On Saturday October 26 Nathan Carter will be in concert with special guests Louise Morrissey and Marty Daniels. Tickets cost €25.

On Sunday October 27, there will be a Feast of Irish Folk featured the Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur and also Johnny McEvoy, Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge and Denis Allen. Tickets cost €25. There are two events on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28. In the afternoon, there will be Monster Bingo with a guaranteed cash payout of a massive €15,000.

Single books cost €20 with a double costing €25 and a free jackpot sheet in each book. On Monday evening, the Céilí Mór featuring the Johnny Reidy Ceili Band takes place. Tickets cost €10. Tickets for all the pre-bookable events can be purchased at Lar na Pairce Thurles (0504 22702) or at the Clonmel Park Hotel. Please book early to avoid disappointment or contact Lar na Pairce or the Hotel for more information.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Tipperary Post-Primary Schools’ Servicing Officer (Part-Time/Temporary). The person appointed will be employed by Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann C.L.G. Lár na Pairce, Thurles. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the provision of administrative, clerical and games planning/management services to the County Post-Primary Schools Committee.

The person will also be responsible for the provision of administrative and logistical back up for County Post Primary School games and events plus other administrative/clerical duties as may be assigned from time to time. The appointee will be required to work evenings and at weekends as the schools fixtures schedule demands and will also work in co-operation with the Munster Post Primary Schools Servicing Officer.

The successful Candidate shall be offered a short fixed-term contract, the duration of which will coincide with the current Post Primary Schools season, which has just commenced. The closing date for applications is Monday Sept 30 2013. Applications in writing to; Rúnaí Choiste Chontae, Lar na Páirce, Durlas Eile, Co Tiobraid Árann; email: