What's happening in the clubs this week....
Pitch & Putt
The Tipp Hills Pitch & Putt club is now open for all our members; adults 50 euro, social welfare/students 40 euro, Juveniles 25 euro, Families (2 adult, 2 children) 100 euro. The County Spring League Inter Club Competition starts on February, 6, 2011. First round is at Tipperary Hills, full membership fee to be paid to play.
The Under 16 quiz team, Eoghan Lonergan, James Kinane and Paul O Connor took part in the County Finals at Cashel. After qualifying from the West the lads acquitted themselves well and though they didn't win, they enjoyed the experience and hope to go a step further next year; well done lads.
Training for the Under 16 footballers begins next Monday, January 17, at Sean Treacy Park, at 6.15pm. Brian Glasheen will put the lads through their paces and has high hopes for 2011, if the squad puts in the all-out effort required.
The usual weekend morning training sessions, Saturday hurling 10am to 12 noon, football on Sundays 10am to 11.30am, begin again this Saturday, January 15. After the cabin fever of the long Christmas break, all players and managers are looking forward to getting going again for a new year of hurling and football enjoyment.
Beginners are welcome as we start a new season at "the Park" after all the cold weather.
With the weather uncertain, all players under 8 and younger are asked to bring runners as well as football boots, to allow training to go indoors if necessary. Warm clothing is important for training at this time of year, especially tracksuit bottoms, so that we can exercise outside if at all possible. There are also a few Rovers caps still available.
Well done to Brian Jones and Timmy Dalton who lined out with the Tipp. senior footballers at Sean Treacy Park last Sunday.
Best of luck to the Rovers Under 21 hurlers in their County Semi-Final showdown against Thurles Sarsfields, at Clonmel, this Saturday, January 15. What a game to open the 2011, playing season.
St Michaels Schoolboys
Again our fixtures were lost to the weather last weekend.
Fixtures 15th January.
Under 11s league away v Cahir Park.
Under 13s National Cup away v Killarney.
Under 15s league away v Clerihan.
St Michaels AFC
Our youths had a great 2-1 away win at Clonmel Town
last weekend. Our first team game with Cashel Town
was postponed. We wish Arravale Rovers the best of
luck against Thurles Sarsfields next Saturday.
Congratulations to St.Nicholas on their great run in the Fai junior cup. See our club website for all the latest news and reports.
Clanwilliam Mini Rugby
After the weather extending the Christmas break from rugby, training is planned to resume this Saturday morning at 10.30 for all Clanwilliam mini-rugby players.
Any new players are also welcome to come along and get that much needed exercise after Christmas. There are matches organised for January 23, and January 30, 2011
Galtee Walking Club
On Sunday, January 9, the roads were dangerous and icy but the hills and mountains were like playgrounds of snow glistening beneath the winter sun. The A group with their leader Pat Ryan were out in the Knockmealdowns for a 24Km circuit in wonderful bright conditions with plenty soft snow underfoot. The group of 9 set off from Grubb's monument in the Vee and ascended the Sugarloaf before proceeding on for the peaks of Knockmealdowns and Knocknagnauv. Then it was time for a well earned lunch break and a chance to absorb the great scenery at the elbow before heading onwards to complete the circuit via Knockmeal, Crohan West and descending to the Liam Lynch monument. The forest track led the way back to the Vee to complete this invigorating 6 hours + trek. Special thanks to all the A walkers who helped out on the day.
The B group of 12 met with their leader Sheila Lenihan in the village of Anglesborough in the foothills of the western slopes of the Galtee mountains. They started off from Combawn Wood and walked through the forest and ascended the spine of Temple Hill. Conditions were just perfect in the snowy surroundings and the bright clear skies capped the most wonderful winter landscape. Having met some of the Ballyhoura walkers and availed of the photographic opportunity the group descended from Temple Hill via the Pinacle. The shrieks of laughter pierced the air as they slid down the slopes of Temple Hill! This great circuit was completed in 4 hours and Sheila wishes to thank those who came out on the icy roads to join her walk.
The C group of 15 met in Galbally village with their leader Henrietta Kearney. They headed out the Tipperary road to pick up the new forest track leading up to the Dolmen loop. Enjoying the great conditions they circled around the Dolmen before stopping off for lunch there. The return leg of the circuit was via the fortress and alongside the river. A big welcome to the three new members and thanks to those who travelled long distances to join the walk. A big thank you and well done to Henrietta on leading her first walk with the club.
Forthcoming fixtures: On Sunday, January 16, the A group will meet at 10am in the Rock an Thorabh car park, Glen of Aherlow with leader Rody Tierney to walk part of the marathon route. The B group will meet in Bansha Woods car park, Kilshane at 10am with leader Rita Mooney for a forest track walk.