MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL
Tipperary will play Kerry in the Munster senior football championship quarter-final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday next, May 26 at 2pm. The game will be shown live on RTE 2. Tickets are available on www.tickets.ie - Adult Stand €20 - Students and OAP’s buy their full price ticket and receive €5 back at the stile; Adult terrace €15 - Students and OAP’s buy their full price ticket and receive €5 back at the stile; U16’s are free on to the Terrace ONLY so there are no Juvenile Group offers available. A limited number of family tickets in the stand are also available.
The game will be refereed by Conor Lane of Cork. We wish the players and management the very best of luck for the game. The winners will play Waterford in the Munster semi-final on Saturday June 1 at 7pm. This will be the fourth year in a row that Tipperary and Kerry have met in the quarter-final. In last year’s encounter at Semple Stadium, Tipperary were defeated by 0-16 to 0-10. Tipperary will be looking to break a long losing streak in the Munster championship – they have lost their first game in each of the last 9 seasons. Their last win was in 2003, when helped by 11 points from Declan Browne, they defeated Waterford at Walsh Park by 0-18 to 1-12.
MUNSTER JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Good luck to the Tipperary junior football team and management for their Munster championship quarter-final against Kerry on Sunday next May 26 at 12 noon in Fitzgerald Stadium. Good luck also to David Grogan of Aherlow who will referee the other junior championship quarter-final between Limerick and Cork at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday evening next, May 25 at 5pm. This game is curtain raiser to the senior quarter-final between the same counties at 7pm.
MINOR FOOTBALLERS IN
Tipperary will attempt to win their first ever 3 in a row of Munster minor football titles when they play Kerry on Sunday July 7. It will be the county’s fourth time in 5 years in the final which is a great achievement. They secured their final place with a 0-11 to 0-8 victory over a hotly fancied Cork team at Semple Stadium last Wednesday night. Well done to the players and to Charlie McKeever and his management team on their successes so far. It’s a measure of progress that qualifying for a Munster final is no longer seen as an end in itself – the ambition of the players, management and the county is to achieve victory. While it won’t be easy to win against Kerry, this is a good, confident and well prepared Tipperary team that won’t be easily defeated.
FUNDRAISER AT CLONMEL RACES
Tipperary County Board is running a fund raiser for the Tipperary county teams at Powerstown Park Racecourse Clonmel during the evening meeting on Friday June 14. There are multiple options to support this event: A race can be sponsored at €2,000; tables of 10 in the club lounge including a meal can be purchased for €500 or individual seats for €50; standard entrance costs €10 or there is advertising in the racecard at various prices depending on the ad size. It’s a great opportunity for local businesses to support Tipperary’s county teams and also to provide entertainment to customers. For further details, please contact any county or divisional officer or organising committee secretary, Tom Maher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 266 2567. All support is welcome and a good evening’s entertainment is assured.
SENIOR HURLING AND U21 CHALLENGE GAMES AT DAVIN PARK
Well done to all associated with organising the under 21 and senior hurling challenge games at Davin Park, Carrick-on-Suir on Friday evening last. Tipperary won both games – the senior by 2-21 to 1-21 and the under 21 by 1-22 to 1-20.
TIPPERARY V GALWAY SH CHALLENGE GAME
Tipperary will play Galway in a senior hurling challenge game at MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan on Sunday next, May 26at 12 noon. Admission will be €5 and all proceeds will go to the recently opened recently opened Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre. This will be Tipperary’s last game before they play Limerick in the Munster senior hurling championship on June 9 so it’s a last opportunity for people to see how preparations are going.
UNVEILING OF MAURICE DAVIN STATUE
Saturday June 1 will be an important day in the history of Carrick-on-Suir as a statue of Maurice Davin will be unveiled that afternoon at Davin Park by Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néill. Maurice Davin was a founder and the first President of the GAA and a noted athlete in his own right. The unveiling ceremony will commence at 2.30pm. More details of the weekend’s events will be available in next week’s GAA Scene but there will be something to entertain all ages and interests over the course of the June Bank Holiday in Carrick.
TIPPERARY POC FADA
There is a new format Poc Fada competition being run this year. A valuable prize is now available for the winner of the Senior Provincial competition. A county final medal will be presented to the U16 and Senior County Final winner. The Galtee Mountains are the proposed site for the County Finals of the U16 and Senior competition in Tipperary. This venue will also be the site for the Provincial Finals. The date for the County Finals is Saturday June 8. Three entrants are permitted from each division in both the U16 and Senior competition. Entrants are asked to bring a marker and a flag man with them on the day. Markers and flag men will be requested to act for competitors from other divisions. Senior and Juvenile Divisional Boards will select the competitors from their divisions via local competitions if necessary. The site has been chosen and we would like to thank Pat Moroney of the Aherlow club, the local farming community and Coillte for their assistance. Full details and map of site will be available before the event. For further details, please contact Dinny Maher Games Manager, Tipperary GAA on 086-3551830 or by email at email@example.com.
GREATEST FAN COMPETITION
Are you Ireland’s greatest GAA fan? If so GAA Jewellery want to hear from you now. Their competition to find the best GAA County supporters in Ireland closes at the end of May, so get your entries in quickly to be in with a chance of winning some fab GAA Love Your County Jewellery. For a chance to win just tell us why you or someone you know deserves the title of Greatest GAA Fan. If possible include a photo of the person in action, showing their love for their county. You can enter the competition at http://gaajewellery.com/competition.
TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW
Ticket sales for the 2012/13 Tipperary Clubs Draw are well underway at this stage through club promoters. Please contact your club promoter or the GAA Office at Lar na Pairce, 0504 22702 for information about the draw. For only €100 you will be entered in 12 monthly draws with fantastic cash, car and holiday prizes each month as well as a weekly lotto draw. Join now and give yourself a chance to be a big prize winner!
Tipperary County Board extends its sympathy to the family of the late Paddy Buggy of Kilkenny, former Uachtaran Cumann Luthchleas Gael, who passed to his eternal reward last week. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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