Teams from the South Tipperary Division should be enjoying more success when they compete in county championships, South Board Chairman Joe Brennan told the annual convention.
He congratulated teams like Clonmel Commercials and Kilsheelan/Kilcash who went on to win county titles after performing in the south division but said that more teams should be capable of achieving similar success.
“Our divisional teams seem to suffer from altitude when they go outside the division. They do seem to suffer when they move on. Commercials and Kilsheelan/Kilcash did well but after that we were caught,” he said.
The Board Chairman thanked all the clubs and officials for their co-operation. He thanked the members of the CCC at south and county level and praised the role played by referees throughout the division.
He called on clubs to respect the role of referees and challenged them to find one new referee among their ranks as the board needed to recruit more given the number of games that were being played every year.
Mr Brennan thanked clubs for making venues available during the year and asked clubs to continue to do so as matches could not be accommodated without venues.
He told delegates that the board was in need of sponsorship and asked them to make inquiries regarding the possibility of finding new sponsors in the division for the different competitions.
He said he would like to see the development squad principle being extended so that improvements would be made in playing standards. He recommended a workshop for players to be organised and he wanted clubs to explore how team and player performance can be improved.
Concluding his address Mr Brennan thanked out-going secretary Noel Byrne and said everybody involved with the south division greatly appreciated the work he carried out over the last five years.