Around the Clubs in Tipperary

Fitzgerald Bridge Club

Fitzgerald Bridge Club

04/02/13

1st Mary Ahern Ryan &Margaret Hogg

2nd Gertie Browne & Ann O Dwyer

3rd Lelia Warner & Noel Condon

06/02/13 CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

1st Maura Kirby & Mary Ahern Ryan

2nd Josie Ryan & Josie Ryan & Catherine Gannon

3rd Chrissie Bourke & Teresa Bowles

11/02/13

1st Noel Condon & Claire Ryan

2nd Ann O Dwyer & Gertie Browne

3rd Noreen Ryan & Mary Crowe

13/02/13

1st Maura Ryan & Noelle Ryan

2nd Jim & Mary Corby

3rd Mary Ahern Ryan & Sheila O Mahoney

18/02/13

1st Jim & Mary Corby

2nd Sheila O Mahoney & Mary Aherne Ryan

3rd Eilish Greensmyth & Nora Bourke

27/02/13

1st Doreen McInerney & Noel Condon

2nd Nora McGrath & Mary Ahern Ryan

3rd Jim & Mary Corby

Arravale Rovers Ladies

The girls will be participating in the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. Details will be given on Friday night at training. Please join us for a fun day at the parade. Thanks to all our members and the wider community for contributing to the Scrap Metal Collection over the weekend.  

Training for all ages continues in Sean Treacy Park every Friday night from 6.30pm. U14’s and U16’s will also train on Wednesdays at 7 to 8pm. New members always welcome. 

St. Michaels Schoolboys Soccer

We played Bansha Celtic in the under 13 league and had a good 2-1 win. Our under 15s were away to Clonmel Celtic in the last game of the league before it splits. We had a good win here with Conor McGrath with a great free kick and Shane Neville with the other goal in a 2-1 win.

Fixtures March 16:

Under 12s away v Bansha Celtic ko 11am.

Under 14s away v Clonmel Celtic ko 1pm.

Under 16s away v Clonmel Celtic ko 11am.

Tipperary Wheelers and Triathlon Club 

It has been a very busy week indeed for the club and to start by congratulating Dermot Radford for a super performance finishing in 6th place in the Ras na Luimini 125k gruelling cycle race on Sunday March 10th. With last year’s points Dermot has accumulated and his excellent performances this year the Tipp Wheelers racer has been promoted to the top A1 category. This is a fantastic achievement for both the club and Dermot who is only cycling 3 years. Showing great improvement Richie Bresnan raced in the A4 section but was unfortunate to get stuck behind a couple of road crashes and just could not pull back the group ahead.

Next up Tony Delaney took part in the keeper Hill adventure challenge in Newport Co Tipperary on March 9th. It consisted of a 32k bike 18k run up and down keeper Hill and a 6k bike to finish. Tony managed to do a super time of 3.16.

 To add to a busy weekend Nora Cunningham, James Cunningham, Regina Mc Namara, and Keith Coyle cycled the 60k tour in aid of the Limerick school for the deaf. Weather conditions were fantastic and the lads had a great day out.

Finally we had 3 athletes who travelled to Doonbeg Co Clare on March 10th to the Doonbeg duathlon. The race consisted of a 3k run 22k bike followed by a 3k run. Well done to Martina Byrnes who worked very hard to come third in the ladies category, and is showing great improvements every week. Brian Devitt and Tommy Byrnes battled the whole way through race passing each other at different stages, but it was the younger of the two warriors Brian, showed the strength in the end to take victory and finished in a fantastic 9th position and Tommy in 12th.

The men’s and ladies running nights are still thriving with big numbers every week. The ladies’ is on Tuesday’s 7pm to 8pm and the men’s Wednesday nights 8pm to 9pm. The nights cater for all abilities and all are welcome to attend. The leisure cycle continues every Sunday morning at 10.30am from the complex. For more details of all events log on to Tippwheelers.com.

Arravale Rovers Juveniles

Arravale Rovers would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who contributed to the Scrap/Metal weekend last Friday and Saturday. We were overwhelmed with the support and generosity we received from the local community. The money raised will be put to good use by the club.

To all the members and visitors who helped during the two days we sincerely appreciated the help, as this would not have been a success without your help

A medal Presentation will be held on Sunday Patrick’s Night at 9.30pm in Kickham House. Our County Minor Hurlers and West U21 Footballers will receive their medals. Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher will be on hand to present the medals. Everyone is invited to attend and make the night a celebration for all involved.

The juvenile club will be marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in

Tipperary Town. Juveniles will be given details of this at training on

Saturday morning.

The club would like to congratulate Eoin Kelly who was selected to be the Mascot for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team who played Kilkenny on Sunday in Thurles. We hope he enjoyed the experience.

There were no juvenile matches this weekend.

Fixtures will be circulated as soon as they come to the club.

Juvenile training continues throughout the week and as always new members are welcome.

Arravale Rovers

On Sunday, March 17 (St Patricks Day) at 9pm the Arravale Rovers annual medal presentation will take place in the Kickham House, Tipperary Town. With live music and great banter, it promises to be a great night. Tipp County Star Brendan Maher will be presenting the medals, and we look forward to seeing you supporting our victorious teams.

Galtee Walking Club

All praise for those 12 determined members of the A group who turned out on Sunday to prepare the westerly route of Slievenamuk ridge for the upcoming Marathon. Staking out the route was a wet and time consuming undertaking, but well armed with drills, saws, cable ties and more, this gallant band of volunteers spared no effort to ensure that every kilometre of the route was made ready for the big event. Recent logging along the way meant that stretches were no longer accessible, necessitating deviations here and there along the way. But Rody reported that all is now satisfactory to ensure safe passage for the walkers on Palm Sunday. They will be out again before then to work on the easterly section of the route and we hope the weather will be more favourable for them. We salute their dedication and look forward to the big day.

Also out in the rain for a Mother’s day hike were 17B walkers with navigator, Mary Ryan, who took the group out from Lisvernane on a reverse circuit of the Dolmen route. This travelled via Ballinacourty, zigzagging through the woods and up to the dolmen. It was bitterly cold with snow flurries along the way but some shelter was found for a brief lunch. They then made their way back down Monour Hill, through Ivorys farm, taking Carrols’ boreen back to Lisvernane. A hardy but enjoyable few hours with thanks to Mary.

Next weeks walks, Sunday, March 17. George Keogh will lead a B walk, starting at 10am at Aherlow House. The C group will meet at 11am at Woodies car park, Clonmel for an outing in the Comeraghs with Alec Lee. Please see the website for the new Spring walks schedule and for details of the Marathon on March 24. www.galteewalkingclub.ie

Clanwilliam Mini Rugby

The U6/U7 team lined out against Cashel for the second time this year and the teams were again evenly matched. Clanwilliam started very well with good teamwork from Shane O’Brien, Hugh Corcoran, Cormac Duddy, Tom Costelloe and David O’Brien. With conditions very wet underfoot, it was difficult to move the ball quickly and Cashel came back strong in the final ten minutes with three tries. However, Clanwilliam raised their game again with strong defending from Alex Cleary, Evan Ryan, Brian Gerard Buckley, Tom Bradshaw, David Moloney and in particular Adam Cusse who also showed great attacking skills. It ended 6 - 6 in what was an exciting and keenly contested match. Well done to both sides and to Cashel RFC for the post match refreshments.

The U8 team travelled to Cashel on Sunday morning 10th March on what was a cold and wet day for a game of rugby. The game quickly warmed up the players with everyone mad for tackling from the off. Both teams showed some great handling with the ball passed quickly to the wings for a fast and open game. Thanks to all who travelled. Clan players on the day were Rory McCall, Michael Moloney, Jack Ryan, Adam Daly, Mathuin Carey, Killian Barlow, Peter Comerford and Bill Quirke.

A very determined and committed Cashel team met Clanwilliam U9s. The conditions were wet and muddy, but this did not stop the two teams going at it head on, from the very first whistle.  The Clan lads started well putting some great phases of rugby together showing great handling skills resulting in early tries for Darragh O Brien, Owrin Kelly, Taigh Carey, and Garry Quirke, while TJ Moloney and Robert Mullins, came very close at times, just to be held up short of the line, on a few occasions, James Kilmartin was very unlucky not to score after a great break down the touch line only to be stopped by a brave Cashel defence... Dave Russell, Robert Corbett, Steven Franks again worked really hard around the pitch and in the break down and newcomers Darragh Quirke and Zane Lynch got stuck in working tireless for their team mates, well done again lads and to all the parents who braved the elements. Keep up the good work.

Clan U 11s played Cashel on 10th March in very wet conditions. The Clan boys continued in their good run of form and in spite of the wet weather they were still able to play some good running rugby. Cashel made a good game of it but Clan were able to score some good tries through Jake O Callaghan, Adam Dunne, Oisin McCall, Killian Fitzgerald and Patrick O Callaghan. Others to play well on the day were Kian Farrell, James Kennedy, Mark Kelly, Aaron Buckley, Tom O Dwyer, Donagh Hickey and Cormac Buckley. Thanks to Cashel Rugby Club for their hospitality on the day.

U12s took part in the Johnny Woods U12 Blitz on Sunday 10th March in Kilfeacle.  On a difficult day for rugby, Clan started brightly against Waterpark and Dean Heffernan scored a great try after good work by Nicholas Kennedy. Jack Ryan, Raymond Hennessy and Edward Nolan worked hard in defence to secure the win.  Next up were Kilfeacle U11s who really put Clan under pressure and we just scraped a win 3-2 at the end. Neil Ahearne, Craig Maher and Brian Roche did well in this game.  Young Munster were our final opposition, they started well and got some early scores. In fairness the lads never gave up and tackled everything that came their way. Many thanks to all who travelled and to our hosts Kilfeacle on a great event.

The Club offer condolences to the Hayes family from Donaskeigh on the death of Bernie Hayes who passed away recently.

St. Patrick’s Day parade next Sunday, March 17 meet at The Plan at 2pm. Clan Jersey and Black tracksuit legs to be worn please.

No training next weekend for U/7 to 10’s.