Tipperary GAA scene

Waterford Crystal Senior Hurling

Waterford Crystal Senior Hurling

Tipperary’s first competitive outing under the new management team had a successful outcome at MacDonagh Park Nenagh last Sunday in the Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-final with a 0-22 to 1-9 victory over Limerick. The semi-final will be in Dolla next Sunday February 3 at 12 noon against Limerick IT. Admission is €10 for adults, €5 for OAPs / students with id and under 16s are free. Pat Casey of Waterford is the referee. These teams met in the preliminary round last year with Tipperary winning by 2-24 to 1-16. The LIT panel includes John O’Keeffe and Seamus Callanan from the Tipp senior hurling panel although it is unlikely that Seamus Callanan will be available to play due to injury. The winners will play the winners of Friday night semi-final between Cork and Clare which takes place at Sixmilebridge at 7.45pm. It will be refereed by Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla. Interestingly, if both Clare and LIT win their semi-finals, Davy Fitzgerald will be manager of both finalists. We wish Tipperary all the best in their efforts to continue the defence of their title.

Senior Football

Commiserations to the Tipperary senior footballers on their defeat by Kerry in the McGrath Cup final at Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town on Saturday last. They are back in action next weekend in the first round of the Allianz Football League Division 4 against Carlow at Semple Stadium at 2pm on Sunday. Only the Old Stand (Ardan Ui Choinneáin) will be open. The game will be refereed by Pat Fox of Westmeath. We wish the footballers and the management team well for this game and the league campaign. Having been relegated last year, they will he hoping to have a short stay in Division 4.

Season tickets

Don’t forget the Tipperary season ticket is still available. For just €200, the new 2013 Premier Gold Plus Package will give access to all adult club games within the county organized by the Tipperary County and Divisional CCC’s. In addition it incorporates the GAA Season Ticket which gives access to all Allianz League matches in the chosen code (including semi-finals and final) plus the opening Championship fixture for Tipperary SH or SF. After that Pay for Play applies for your county’s additional games in the championship in that code with a €5 discount off face value. For championship games the Season Ticket is in a reserved good quality seating section e.g. 304 or 305 in the Cusack Stand in Croke Park. If you have already purchased a GAA Season Ticket you can pay an additional €115 for the Tipperary GAA Club Match Pass. If you don’t want the inter-county ticket, you can still buy the club season ticket for just €120 which represents great value for regular match attendees. If you want to pay by credit card or order a copy of the brochure and application form contact Lár na Páirce 0504-22702 (10am-5pm Mon - Fri).

Silvermines in extra-time

Hard luck to Silvermines on their narrow defeat after extra time to Clara of Kilkenny in last Sunday’s AIB All Ireland Intermediate club hurling semi-final. The final score after extra time was Clara 0-19 Silvermines 1-14. Well done to the players, management and club officials on such a fine run in the championship and for the manner in which they represented their club and county in Munster and nationally. Well done also to their faithful supporters who travelled in large numbers to support them in all their games and who also had plenty of colour and signage around the parish.

New Secretary/CEO of Munster Council

Tipperary County Board would like to congratulate Simon Moroney of Clare on his appointment as Secretary / CEO of Munster Council. Simon held this role previously and has also served with distinction as Chairman of a number of national committees, including most recently the Competitions Control Committee. We wish him well for his term of office.

Tipperary Clubs Draw

The Tipperary GAA Draw takes place this Saturday night, February 2 (note it’s not on Friday as normal) in Larkin’s Garrykennedy at 10pm. There are two Cars to be won plus 25 x €500 prizes. January prize winners, The Collins family, Bushy Park, Borrisokane (€15,000) and Una Hickey, Portroe (€10,000) will receive their prizes at the Draw. Please come along to what is sure to be a good night’s entertainment.

Dr. Harty Cup semi-finals

Good luck to Thurles CBS and Our Lady’s Templemore for their Dr. Harty Cup colleges A hurling semi-finals this weekend. Thurles play Dungarvan Colleges at Fermoy at 2.30pm on Saturday February 2 while Templemore play Ard Scoil Ris of Limerick on Sunday at 2.30pm at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.

Scoláireachtai don Ghaeltacht

Bígí ag faire amach ar na foirmeacha do na scoláireachtaí 2013.Beidh na foirmeacha sna clubanna go luath. The competition for the Gaeltacht Scholarships will take place in February/March. Forms will soon be with the club secretaries. Eligibility and information will be on the said forms.

Scór Sinsear/Senior Scór

Calling all club members. Male and Female. Tóg sos ón iomáint ón bpeil,ón traenáil... Represent your club in Scór Sinsear 2013. Get together with club members and showcase your talents in a Novelty Act. Compose a recitation or recite one of the Golden oldies of Scór. Sing a song or two and don’t forget there is also a Ballad Group Section if you are on the shy side. If you are knowledgeable about sport, current affairs, history etc then get together with friends and represent your club in Tráth Na gCeist. Bain triail as i mbliana nó bí ag smaoineamh air don bhliain seo chugainn. Beidh leat agus bainfidh tú sult as. For further information contact Máire at 087-2160430

Scor na Mumhan 2013

Comhghairdeas lenár daoine óga uile ó na clubanna a dhein éacht i Scór Na nÓg i Mala ar an Domhnach. Bhí an caighdeán thar cionn agus tá moladh thar na bearta tuillte acu go léir idir iomaitheoirí agus traenálaithe.Tréaslaímid ach go háirithe le Seán Treacys,Teampall Doire agus Tulach Seasta a bhuaigh Craobh Na Mumhan agus a bheidh ag dul ar aghaidh go Craobh Na hÉireann i nDoire ar an 23 Feabhra.

Congratulations to all our young people who represented Club and County so excellently at the Munster Final of Scór Na nÓg in Mallow on Sunday last.The standard in all 8 competitions was a credit to all involved and all our competitors performed to very high standards. Munster Honours went to Seán Treacys in Tráth Na gCeist, to Templederry Kenyons in the Novelty Act and to Newport in the Ballad Group. The winning participants were: Templederry Novelty Act: Conor Brennan, Mark Brennan, Amy Kennedy, Liam Kennedy, Eimear Murphy, Nessa Murray, Aisling Ryan and Roisín Ryan; Newport Ballad Group: Brian McAuliffe, Conor Floyd, Kealen Floyd, Lorna Floyd, and Ciara Floyd; and Sean Treacys Question Time: Brian Carey, Patrick Carey and Shane Stapleton.

Heartiest Congratulations to all those involved and best wishes to them all in the All Ireland final in Derry on February 23.

New Tipp Referees on National and Provincial Panels

Congratulations to Fergal Horgan (Knockavilla Kickhams) on his appointment to the national panel of referees which is a great honour after a relatively short number of years refereeing.

Three Tipperary referees have also been promoted to the Munster panel of referees. They Philip Kelly (Ballinahinch), Sean Lonergan (Moyle Rovers) & John McCormack (Knockavilla Kickhams). Well done to all of them and we wish them every success in their new roles.

Credit is also due to the County Referees Committee, chaired by John Lonergan, for the training and support they give to all our referees.

Tipperary GAA Scene

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