Around the Clubs.....

What's happening in the clubs around Tipperary....

What's happening in the clubs around Tipperary....

TARA

Tipperary Active Retirement Association held the first meeting of the New Year on Friday, January 14, 2011. Our chairperson Mary Swords welcomed a very large crowd including four new members. All the classes were able to continue thanks to the assistance of Go For Life and South Tipperary Arts.

Swimming at the Sean Treacy pool has been added to the list every Tuesday at 12.15pm.The classes start on January, 17 until March 11. The S.E. Regional A.G.M. takes place in Waterford on February 8, 2011. Two members will attend.

Our A.G.M. takes place on 4th February in the Community Services Centre. It is hoped to have a good turn out, The Chairperson wished al the members a Happy New Year.

We will hold our A.G.M. on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11am. A good turnout is expected as some of the committee members are standing down and we need new members with new ideas.

Our monthly meeting is on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11am. Both the A.G.M. and monthly meeting will be held in the Community Service Centre, St. Michaels Street, Tipperary. Reminder to all members their membership is due. All members requested to attend.

Happy New Year from the chairperson Mary Swords.

Fitzgerald Bridge Club

Monday 3/1/2011

1st: Teresa Bowles and Renee Bourke; 2nd: Noel Condon and Claire Ryan; 3rd : Maura Kirby and Mary Aherne Ryan

Wednesday 5/1/2011

1st: Doreen McInerny and Noel Condon; 2nd: Teresa Corish and Mary Ryan; 3rd: Teresa Bowles and Crissie Bourke

Monday 10/1/2011

1st: Kitty Mooney and Noreen McCarthy; 2nd Anne Ryan and Anne Mulhair; 3rd Mgt Fahey and Joan Ryan V.

Wednesday 12/1/2011

1st: Bgt Ryan and Maura Kirby; 2nd: Doreen McInerney and Noel Condon;3rd: Jo Wallis and Paddy McMahon

Clanwilliam Mini Rugby

Clanwilliam under 12's to under 6's were in Kilfeacle last Sunday to play games against Kilfeacle and Dungarvan. There were some great matches played with over two hundred players taking part. All the Clanwilliam teams played exceptionally well and there were some very close matches particularly between Clanwilliam and Kilfeacle. Some of the players to excel for Clanwilliam at under 12's and 11's were Scott Madden, Christopher Malone, Joe Bradshaw, Cian Maher, Gavin Downey, Adam Glasheen, Kevin Mooney, Mark O'Donovan and Fionn McCall. For the under 10's Edward Nolan, Tom Rhatigan, Nickloas Kennedy and Eddie Daly were very involved. The under 9's were well served by Adam Roche, Jack Heffernan, James Kennedy and Adam Dunne. The under 8's continued their good form with Ben Farrelly, Scot O'Dwyer, Nathan Duggan, Jack Kelly and Kenneth Bowes doing very well. The under 7's had good displays from Diarmuid O'Carroll, Iestwn Winn, Daniel Moloney, Darragh O'Brien and Tadhg Carey. Well done to the under 6's squad who played their first match for Clanwilliam. The players on duty were Jack Ryan, Adam Daly, Ronan O Connor, Jack Crowe, Joe O Callaghan, David Delaney, Michael Glasheen, Caietlin Ruddy, Maithuin Carey, Charlie Kingston, Eoin Horgan, Odhran O' Dwyer, Ben Dudley and Rory McCall.

Thank you to Kilfeacle for hosting the blitz and providing the welcome soup and sandwiches afterwards.

There are more matches next Sunday with Galbally and Clonmel coming to Clanwilliam.

Arravale Rovers Juveniles

Well done to the Monastery School who took part in the Tipperary Primary Schools GAA Quiz Final last Sunday. Clonoulty N.S. were crowned champions after a great quiz where the standard of answering was very high. We hope to enter competitors in the West Board Scor na nOg, so primary school students who wish to compete should contact our Hon. Secretary Christine as soon as possible.

Training for 5 and 6 year olds will continue each weekend, indoors, at Sean Treacy Park so remember to bring runners. Under 12s and Under 10s will train outdoors, so it's very important that all players practising on the pitches come prepared for the cold weather. Caps and gloves as well as warm tops and tracksuit bottoms are vital for safe, comfortable training in frosty conditions. Runners could also be required if the ground is frozen.

Under 16 football training continues each Monday night. The Under 12 footballers have their sessions on Tuesdays.

The Under 12s session this Saturday will involve west and county coaches. Last year the players enjoyed this training immensely.

The club A.G.M. is fixed for this Wednesday, January 26, at 8pm in the clubhouse, Sean Treacy Park.

We wish Paddy Dalton a rapid recovery from injury picked up against Kerry recently in the McGrath Cup.

Best of luck also to the Abbey School in the Munster senior football championship this Wednesday.

St Michael's Schoolboys

Under 12s.

Saints were at home to Villa Waterford last Saturday in the National Cup. We got off to the worst possible start when from our own kick off we were a goal down inside a minute. Despite that setback we settled down and began to put Villa on the back foot for a while. Our backs Jonathan Wade, Jamie Ryan, Callum Bowes and Zac O'Halloran started to close down the Villa attacks. Cathal O'Dwyer, Robbie Quirke, Eoin Ryan and Shane Neville were doing well in midfield, Jack Hogan and Conor McGrath were having a go up front. Villa doubled their lead five minutes from halftime when a shot gave Mauirce Mulhair no chance in goal. In the second half we played some nice football but could not break down a solid Villa side. With ten minutes left Saints went 3-0 down and there was no way back. Oscar O'Dwyer, Lee O'Dwyer, Joe Griffey, Rory O'Connor and Peter Burke all tried hard against a good Villa side. Having won through two rounds already this was a step too far for our lads who now can go on in the league and cup. Final score St Michael's 0 Villa Waterford 3.

Under 16s travelled to Templemore in the National Cup last Saturday and came away with a well deserved win against a strong home side. Saints playing good football opened the scoring on 10 minutes when Dean Thompson finished well after Thomas Frewen played him in. Templemore were a strong physical side but Fionn Hogan, Ryan Maher Garry Callaghan and James Hogan all defended well when had to. We went 2-0 up on 35 minutes when Pat McGrath scored again from a Thomas Frewen pass. With Saints now well on top Ed O'Meara, Thomas Frewen, Pat McGrath and Jamie Bargary in midfield closed down Templemore and stopped any danger around our goal. With time nearly up Peter Mulhair was beaten in goal but Saints held out well to deserving go through to the next round. Also to play their part in this good win was Kevin Byrnes, Steven Stokes, Dean Holmes and Conor Moore. Final score Templemore 1 St Michael's 2.

Notes: Our under 14s game was called off away in Bansha due to a frozen pitch unfortunately they have gone a long time without a game but hopefully in the next couple of weeks they will get up and going. We had three players playing on the Under 12 county squad, which had games in Waterford last Sunday they were Jack Hogan, Eoin Ryan and Conor McGrath.

Fixtures: Under 13s National Cup home v Killarney.

Under 15s league away v Cahir Park.

Galtee Walking Club

The club fielded three walks on Sunday. The C walk was led by Joan Kavanagh in foggy but dry conditions. Joan took 23 walkers on a comfortably paced circular hike through Bansha Woods taking the central forest path they climbed up to Ballagh Road and the Millennium Stone. After a short break, they headed across the road and on to the four cross roads on the ridge where they circled around to make their way back, completing this good humoured walk in two and a half hours. Many thanks to Joan and to Willie for his help and welcome to Eilis from Cashel who had her maiden outing with the club. The group also reported quantities of semi burnt out household rubbish on the Bansha side of the forest behind the millennium stone. The club will shortly have a report sheet available on the website which members can use to report this kind of vandalism.

The A group enticed out 20 enthusiasts and report a unique and delightful experience on the Galtees. Led by the genial Mike Moroney, this hike started out from Clydagh Bridge in foggy conditions but on completing their first ascent to Lake Curra, were surprised and delighted by bright sunshine and clear skies. With renewed energy they took off along the stony path to Slievecushnabinna and from there onto Galtymore. Here, though colder, sunny conditions allowed for unique, phantom like views of the fog enshrouded valleys and glens, which stretched out below like virtual lakes. Lunch was enjoyed in this magical setting. Then it was on to Galty beag and over to Cush mountain to begin their descent to Clydagh Bridge. The club welcomes the new members on this walk from Limerick; Niamh and Gerry.

The B group was in the Knockmealdowns with Brendan Shiels. In foggy conditions, this 12km walk started at Baylough car park and following the path past the lake, they ascended open mountain to spot height 630m. From here they proceeded to Knockshanahullion where lunch was enjoyed and some photos taken. Then taking the Avondhue Way, they made their way back to Baylough enjoying some afternoon sun on the way. Thanks to Brendan for a lovely walk and to David for his reliable sweeping.

Next Weeks walks: There are no club walks next weekend as members will be busy helping out with the Winter Walking Festival, The base point is Aherlow House Hotel on Saturday and Sunday. To participate please turn up before 9am for the A walk, 10am for the B walks and 11amfor the C walks. If you are able to help with stewarding on the walks, see the leader on the day and if you are needed, you can enjoy a free walk. See our website for further details.

Information: A committee meeting was held last week to plan for the forthcoming Easter Marathon and the June Galtee Crossing. Tom Lyons chaired the meeting and sub committees were set up to organise and manage these events.