Tipperary GAA Scene By County PRO Ger Ryan

BORD GAIS ENERGY MUNSTER 
U- 21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

BORD GAIS ENERGY MUNSTER 
U- 21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Good luck to the Tipperary under 21 hurlers and management for their Munster championship quarter-final against Limerick at Semple Stadium on Friday evening, May 31 at 7.30pm. The game will be refereed by Colm Lyons of Cork and extra time will be played if the teams are level after 60 minutes. Admission prices are €10 for adults, €5 for students and OAPs with id and under 16 are free. Ardan O Riain (New Stand) only will be open. The winners will play Cork in the semi-final on July 17.

The most recent meeting of the counties took place in last year’s semi-final, at the Gaelic Grounds, on July 18. Tipperary won by 1-16 to 1-11, having led by 1-6 to 0-7 at half time. The teams were: Tipperary - Paul Ryan; Stephen Maher, Andrew Ryan, Pa Ryan; Brian Stapleton, Willie Ryan, Justin Cahill; Niall O’Meara, Dan McCormack; Liam Mc Grath (0-1), Sean Curran(0-1), Denis Maher (1-3); Eanna Murray, Cian Hogan (0-1), John O’Dwyer (Captain ,0-9 ,8 frees). Subs: Jason Forde (0-1) for E Murray and Aidan Mc Grath for D McCormack. Limerick - Aaron Murphy; Alan Dempsey, Dan Morrissey, Stephen O’Reilly; Robert Egan (Captain), Declan Hannon, Tom Ryan; Shane Kenny, Sean O’Brien; Shane Dowling (1-8, 0-6 frees 0-2 ‘65’), Niall Kennedy(0-1), Mark Carmody; Mikey Ryan, Kevin Downes (0-2), Willie Griffin. Subs. John Fitzgibbon for W Griffin, Robert O’ Donnell for S O’Brien, Mark O’Connell for S Kenny, Adrian Breen for M Carmody. There have been 31 previous meetings of Limerick and Tipperary in the Munster under 21 championship. Tipperary lead the way with 19 wins, Limerick have been victorious on 7 occasions and there were five draws. In the last ten games Tipp won 7, Limerick won 2 and there has been 1 draw.

MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL

Commiserations to the Tipperary senior footballers on their 2-19 to 0-8 defeat by Kerry in the Munster senior football championship quarter final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney last Sunday. Tipperary will now be in the draw for the football qualifiers and are due to play on Saturday June 29.

MUNSTER JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Well done to the junior footballers on their impressive 1-15 to 0-11 win over Kerry in the Munster quarter final at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. They will play Waterford next in the Munster semi-final on Saturday next June 1 at 5pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. We wish them all the best for that game.

TICKETS FOR TIPPERARY V 
LIMERICK SH AND IH

Tipperary will play Limerick in the Munster Senior and Intermediate hurling championships on Sunday June 9. The intermediate game will be at 2pm with the senior game at 4pm. Admission prices are as follows: Covered Stand: Adult €30, Juvenile €5; Uncovered Stand: Adult €25, Juvenile €5; Stand Concession: €10 for students and OAP’s with id. Terrace: Adult €15 Terrace Concession: €5 for students and OAP’s. Group Discount: Adult Ticket Discount: Discount of €5 for stand and terrace tickets available when the club pre-purchases 15 or more adult tickets (no further concessions are available on these tickets). This package is only available through the County Board (please contact secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie). Juvenile Stand Discount: Stand tickets at €3 per juvenile + 1 adult free for every 10 juveniles i.e. €30 for 10 juveniles and 1 adult mentor. Again, tickets must be pre-purchased. This package is also only available through the County Board (please contact secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie). Tickets are also available through clubs, selected SuperValu and Centra outlets and online through tickets.ie.

MUNSTER INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

The Tipperary intermediate hurlers have been busy preparing for the Munster Intermediate Hurling semi-final. They have played two challenge games recently against the Laois seniors in Portlaoise and Clarinbridge of Galway, the 2011 All Ireland Club hurling champions, in Nenagh. While they are unable to include players who played in the All Ireland final victory over Kilkenny last year, this presents a great opportunity for other players to come to the fore in 2013. The Tipperary Intermediates will be captained by David Young of Toomevara and the vice- captain is Orrie Quirke of Silvermines.

FUNDRAISER AT CLONMEL RACES

Tipperary County GAA Board in conjunction with Powerstown Park, Clonmel are running a horse race meeting on Friday June 14 with the first race commencing at 5.45pm. The proceeds will go towards preparing the Tipperary County teams for their upcoming championship games. General Admittance for advance ticket purchasers is €10 with barbecue food available on the night for €5. It’s €15 entry for people with no ticket purchased in advance. There is a Prize Draw of 2 All Ireland tickets for people who buy a €10 ticket. It is hoped that clubs or pubs could organise a bus to get people to the race track as this is going to be a massive social event with barbecues, bouncing castles etc with plenty of entertainment for all ages. The North division are organizing buses to carry punters to the event (contact Tim Floyd, secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie for details). Corporate Tables are available for the evening to seat 10 people at a total cost of €500 and this would be a great way of treating clients or business associates to a night out in appreciation for their support. The €50 per head includes entry to race, a Meal and Race Card. There will be a tipster serving all tables. An individual may purchase a seat for €50. To sponsor a race on the night will cost €2,000.00 and sponsors will be guests of the County Board and will present the winning owner with the prize from their sponsored race. Photograph of same will appear in the local press subsequently. Sponsors will receive entry to the race meeting for 4 people with an Option of further €10 tickets. Sponsors and their guests will be in the VIP section where wine and food will be provided, the Race Card will feature their names on the race that they are sponsoring, and as much publicity as possible in the local and daily papers. The sponsors will also receive a half page ad in the race programme. County players will be present at the meeting to meet and greet the punters and divisional boards are being encouraged not to have games fixed on that Friday night.

UNVEILING OF MAURICE DAVIN STATUE

The programme of events for the unveiling of the Maurice Davin statue in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday next is as follows: Saturday June 1 – 12 noon – Laying of wreath and blessing at the grave of Maurice Davin, Church Town cemetery. 3pm - Unveiling Ceremony by President of the GAA, Liam O’Neill at Davin Park. 5pm – Launch of Maurice Davin and Local GAA Club Exhibition in The Carraig Hotel, Main Street, Carrick-on-Suir by Chairman of the Munster Council, Robert Frost; Sunday June 2 – 11am – One Mile Fun Run with Eamonn Coughlan, Carrick- on-Suir, 2.30pm - 4.30pm – Athletics Family Fun Day in Davin Park. All people coming to the event are asked to be present by 2.30pm and to follow the directions of stewards and Gardai.

TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW

The first draw for the 2013/14 Tipperary Clubs Draw takes place this Friday night, May 31 in The Templemore Arms at 10pm. We will be live on Tipp FM with the result of the top ten prizes drawn at 10.50pm (approx). First Prize - Skoda Octavia or €15,000, second prize - Skoda Fabia or €10,000, 20 x €500 prizes. Music will be by Deenoely. There will also be spot pizes on the night. You still have time to join the draw for only €10 a month (for 10 months with 2 free months) or €100 for the year. It’s a chance to win fantastic prizes.

TIPPERARY GAA SCENE

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