Footballers win All-Ireland crown

Thieves carried out a particularly mean crime at Leahy Park, Cashel during a ladies Gaelic football game. While Leitrim and Cavan were playing in an All-Ireland semi-final, the bus belonging to the Leitrim girls, which was parked outside the grounds, was broken into.

Thieves carried out a particularly mean crime at Leahy Park, Cashel during a ladies Gaelic football game. While Leitrim and Cavan were playing in an All-Ireland semi-final, the bus belonging to the Leitrim girls, which was parked outside the grounds, was broken into.

Woodside Nursing Home in Killusty, with 17 residents, which had failed to meet inspection standards on four different occasions, closed. The nursing home had been operating since 1992.

Following the heartbreaking four-points defeat to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final, Tipperary’s hurlers struck optimistic and defiant notes in the wake of the defeat. Loyal supporters who turned out in the rain to welcome the team back to Thurles on the Monday night were told by captain Eoin Kelly that “the hurt will drive us on..... and we will get it right next year.”

Emly captured the Tidiest Village in Ireland award for the second time and were just one point off Killarney who won the overall national title, a distinction bestowed on Emly in 2009.

At a media briefing in Clonmel, Pat Healy, Regional Director of Operations HSE, informed staff, union representatives and the media that the 20-25 bed acute unit at St. Michael’s Clonmel was to close on March 31, 2012. The HSE labelled the unit “as no longer fit for purpose.”

Dr. Mike Lynch, the Carrick-on-Suir born founder of Britain’s largest computer software company hit the headlines by forging a deal to sell the business to Hewlett Packard for a whopping £7.1 billion. Mike was born in Carrick in 1965, before his parents moved to England when Mike was just a child.

Martin John Coughlan, the Cappawhite man who died in the Twin Towers atrocity in New York in 2001, was remembered at a “ceremony of reflection and peace” hosted by the US Embassy in Dublin which was attended by President Mary McAleese. The 10th anniversary was marked in Cappawhite by a special Mass celebrated by Fr. Pat Coffey.

President Mary McAleese made a visit to Ballymacarbry to officially open a 15-home community housing scheme for the elders of the area. Ballymacarbry Elders Housing Association were behind the development.

South Tipperary County Council at a specially convened meeting in September nominated Mary Davis to contest the Presidential Election.

The Butler-Charteris Commemorative Weekend, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Charteris, the last of the Cahir Castle Butlers, was held in Cahir.

Arguably the sporting highlight of 2011 for County Tipperary was the county’s minor football team’s success in winning the All-Ireland title. On a never-to-be-forgotten day at Croke Park the Premier boys came from six points down in the first half to defeat Dublin by 3-9 to 1-14. It was Tipperary’s first success in this grade since 1934.

Bansha Post Office closed for the final time on Friday, September 16. A dramatic 11th-hour High Court action failed to prevent the closure.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened a new E100 million pharmaceutical research and development centre at Merck Sharp & Dohme at Ballydine, Carrick-on-Suir. On the same day MSD general manager David O’Connell also announced that an additional E6 million investment was already in the planning phase to extend this new facility and add extra capacity.

A 19-year-old Cashel woman and her partner made history when they became the first lesbian couple to form a civil partnership in County Tipperary. Winifred Hannigan and her 27 year-old girlfriend Pamela English from London exchanged rings at a civil ceremony at Raheen House, Clonmel.

A Carrick-on-Suir born scientist secured E1.5 million funding to conduct research into a debilitating eye condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness. Dr. John Nolan from William Street became the first ever researcher from Waterford Institute of Technology to receive funding from the European Research Council (ERC).