ELECTRIC IRELAND ALL IRELAND MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Tipperary drew with Dublin on a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-16 in the All Ireland minor hurling final on Sunday last at Croke Park. Creidt is due to both teams for courageous and battling displays in a close game. It was the first draw in the minor final since 2004 when Galway and Kilkenny drew. Galway won the replay. Tipperary last drew a final in 1996 when they drew 0-20 to 3-11 with Galway but won the replay by 2-14 to 2-12. Coincidentally the captain on that occasion was the current team manager, William Maher. Sunday was a unique occasion because it was the first time ever that there was a draw in both finals. The last senior draw was in 1959. The replays of both games will be on Sunday September 30 with the minor game at 1.15pm and the senior game at 3.30pm. Different referees to the drawn games will be appointed for both games. Ticket prices have been reduced to €50 for stand tickets and €25 for terrace tickets.
ALL IRELAND MINOR FINAL RECEPTION
We would like to thank the Tipperary Association Dublin for hosting a reception for the minor hurling team at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel on Sunday night last. They will be hosting another reception for the replay and details will be announced shortly.
TEAM TIPPERARY TELETHON
Thanks to all those who continue to support the Team Tipperary Telethon. Almost €30,000 has now been raised and there is still plenty of time to contribute in advance of the October 1 closing date. This special fundraiser has been launched to support the training funds for the Tipperary inter-county hurling and football teams. We are seeking 1,000 donations of €100 and each donor will receive free entry for 2 people to the county senior hurling and football finals and a 10% discount voucher for a purchase at the Tipperary GAA shop. A special discount card to selected retail outlets will also be made available to contributors. Anybody wishing to donate €100 can do so by calling 0504 60040 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday or online at www.tippgaashop.com, or via any county board, divisional or club officer. We are appealing to the generosity of supporters who are in a position to make a donation to do so in the interests of maximising the chances of success for our teams as we complete the 2012 season and look forward to building on talent and progress for 2013. We appreciate the generosity of our supporters and look forward to their continued support of Team Tipperary.
COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The round 4 fixtures this weekend are as follows: Saturday September 15 at Leahy Park, Cashel, Eire Og Annacarty Donohill will play Borris-Ileigh at 2pm and Carrick Swans will play Drom and Inch at 3.30pm; Sunday September 16 at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh Toomevara will play Kildangan at 2pm and Loughmore-Castleiney will play Roscrea at 3.30pm. All games will go to extra time if necessary. The draws for the quarter finals of the county senior hurling championship were made at a meeting of the county CCC on Monday night and resulted as follows: Mullinahone v Winners of Loughmore Castleiney and Roscrea; Clonoulty Rossmore v Winners of Carrick Swans and Drom and Inch - these two games will be played in Semple Stadium on Saturday the 22nd of September at 6pm and 7.30pm respectively; Thurles Sarsfields v Winners of Toomevara and Kildangan; Portroe v Winners of Borris-Ileigh and Éire Óg Anacarty Donohill - these games will be played in Semple Stadium on Sunday the 23rd at 6pm and 7.30pm respectively. Extra time will be played in the four games if required. The CCC meeting also made adjustments to the county senior hurling championship plan due to the replay of the All Ireland minor hurling final. The county semi finals will now take place on Sunday October 7 with extra time if required. The county senior hurling final will take place as originally fixed for Sunday October 14.
TIPPERARY REFEREE ON DUTY FOR ALL IRELAND
Tipperary referee, Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla was the fourth official for the All Ireland senior hurling final on Sunday last. Johnny refereed the 2011 All Ireland minor final.
KILMACUD ALL-IRELAND HURLING 7S
The annual Kilmacud Hurling 7s competition took place on Saturday last for the 40th time. Six Tipperary clubs were among the 30 which took part this year on a day dominated by Galway teams. Burgess, Kilruane MacDonaghs and Nenagh Eire Og all won 2 of their matches but ultimately failed to advance while Upperchurch-Drombane didn’t progress while winning one of their three group matches. Moneygall and Moycarkey-Borris qualified for the knock-out stages. Moycarkey-Borris won their group thanks to a victory over Ahane (Limerick) in their last match but lost out to Kiltormer (Galway) in the Quarter-Finals. Moneygall defeated St. Vincent’s and Kilmacud Crokes 3rd team before bowing out to the eventual champions Mullagh of Galway at the Quarter-Final stage. In the Under 13 competition, Toomevara lost out to Ballyboden St. Endas in their group while Clarinbridge of Galway won the Under 13 final. Kilmacud as always produced an efficient operation and to mark the 40th anniversary of this competition, they produced an excellent commemorative programme and honoured the winning captains dating back to 1973.
TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW
Congratulations to the main prize winners in last Friday night’s Tipperary Clubs Draw which was hosted at the Venue, Dundrum House Hotel by the Knockavilla Kickhams Club. The winner of the Skoda Octavia or €15,000 was Alan Flynn, Birdhill and the ticket was sold by the Newport Club. The winner of the Skoda Fabia or €10,000 was Helen Bourke of Marlfield Clonmel and the ticket was sold by the Mullinahone club.
ALL IRELAND UNDER 21 HURLING FINALS
The Bord Gáis Energy All Ireland under 21 hurling finals will take place at Semple Stadium on Saturday next September 15. The B final between Roscommon and Kildare will be at 5pm and will be followed by the Kilkenny v Clare under 21 final at 7pm. Both stands and town terrace will be open from 4pm. The game is all ticket (unreserved seating) with prices as follows – Stand: €20 adults, €15 student/oap (€5 refund at designated stile - New stand stile 53 and Old stand stile 1); Terrace: €15 adults, €10 student/oap (€5 refund at designated stile 37); juvenile: free to stand and terrace - New stand stile 47, Old stand stile 3, Terrace stile 36. Supporters are advised to come in time to purchase tickets if they have not done so in advance – tickets will need to be purchased before going to the entry stiles.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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