AIB MUNSTER CLUB SENIOR
Good luck to Thurles Sarsfields for their Munster semi-final against the Cork champions, also called Sarsfields, at Semple Stadium on Sunday next, November 11 at 2.30pm. Admission prices are: Adults - €15; Student/OAP - €10 with all Under 16s free. The referee will be Michael Wadding of Waterford. Extra time will be played in the event of a draw. The winners will play the winners of the other semi-final between Newmarket on Fergus (Clare) and De La Salle (Waterford) on Sunday November 25th. That semi-final will be played at Sixmilebridge at 2pm Sunday with Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla as referee.
COUNTY SENIOR FOOTBALL FINAL
Congratulations to Clonmel Commercials on winning their 15th county senior football title and first for 10 years when they defeated defending champions, Thomas MacDonaghs, by 1-9 to 0-5 at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. The game attracted a very disappointing attendance of just under 800 people. Colman Kennedy was the deserved recipient of the John Quirke Jewellers sponsored Man of the Match award. His goal in the second half swung the game decisively in Commercials’ favour. Commercials will play Kerry champions, Dr. Crokes, in the semi-final of the AIB Munster club senior football championship in Killarney on Sunday November 18.
ARDFINNAN TEAMS HONOURED
The players from Ardfinnan who won county senior football titles in 1970 and 74 were honoured at half-time in the County senior football final and later at a function in the Park Hotel, Clonmel. Thanks are due to The Nationalist and the Park Hotel for their support and sponsorship towards the event and also to the Ardfinnan club, Seamus J King, John Costigan, Pat Carey and all who helped make the arrangements for this event.
SILVERMINES IN MUNSTER
INTERMEDIATE HURLING FINAL
Well done to Silvermines on their victory over An Rinn of Waterford by 0-13 to 0-11 in a close and entertaining AIB Munster intermediate hurling semi-final played at Dolla on Sunday last. They will play Ballyduff of Kerry or Ballybrown of Limerick in the final on Sunday November 18. The Ballyduff v Ballybrown semi-final takes place on Saturday November 10 at Kilmallock.
KILSHEELAN IN AIB MUNSTER
Good luck to Kilsheelan Kilcash for their Munster Junior Hurling Club Championship quarter-final against St Kieran’s of Limerick which will be played at Feenagh, Co. Limerick on Saturday next, November 10 at 2pm.
AIB MUNSTER CLUB
Moycarkey-Borris were defeated by St. Vincent’s of Cork by 1-12 to 0-6 in the AIB Munster Intermediate club football quarter-final on Saturday last at Pairc Ui Rinn.
INANE ROVERS WIN COUNTY
MINOR B FOOTBALL FINAL
Congratulations to Inane Rovers from Roscrea on winning the County Minor B Football final on Saturday last at Holycross with a one point victory over Cahir on a scoreline of 1-3 to 0-5. It was Inane’s second title at this grade, their first was in 1995.
COUNTY JUNIOR A FOOTBALL FINAL
The County Junior A Football final between Borrisokane and Drom and Inch will be played on Saturday next, November 10 in St. Flannan’s Park, Moneygall at 2pm. Extra time will be played in the event of a draw. Drom and Inch will be seeking their second title at this grade having won their first in 1975 when note hurling coach, Paudie Butler was captain. Borrisokane are seeking their first junior football county title.
COUNTY MINOR A FOOTBALL FINAL
Clonmel Commercials will be seeking to win their third county minor A football title in a row against JK Brackens in Leahy Park, Cashel at 2pm on Saturday next, November 10. Commercials won a four-in-a-row between 1935 and 38 but no team has won three minor A football titles in a row since then. Commercials are seeking their 18th title. JK Brackesn are seeking their first title since their foundation but Templemore won the championship in 1973.
TIPPERARY WIN MUNSTER UNDER
The Tipperary Under 17 Footballers won their third Munster title in a row by virtue of a 1-9 to 0-6 victory over Limerick on Tuesday October 30 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Afterwards, Tipperary captain Colin O’Riordan accepted the Daryl Darcy Cup from Munster GAA Vice-Chairman Robert Frost in the presence of Daryl’s parents. The Premier County selectors were as follows – Stephen Morgan (Manager), Shane Stapleton, Shane Roynane, James Farrelly and Damian Lawlor. Well done to all concerned with this fine win.
INFORMATION NIGHT – CLUB ASAP OFFICERS AND CLUB CHILDREN’S OFFICERS
An Information Night for both Club ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention) Officers and Club Children’s Officers will be held in each Division as follows: MID: Thursday November 8 – Hayes Hotel, Thurles at 8pm; SOUTH: Monday November 12 – Monroe at 7.30pm; WEST: Wednesday November 14 – Dundrum at 8.30pm; NORTH: Thursday November 15 – Nenagh Eire Og Complex at 8pm. The purpose of the Information Night is to outline the roles and responsibilities of both the Club ASAP Officer and Club Children’s Officer. There will also be an open forum discussion and question and answer session. As Club AGM’s will be held in the near future it is imperative that Clubs are aware of the roles and responsibilities of these two very important positions. All Club ASAP Officers and Club Children’s Officers are invited to attend. An Officer from the Club’s Senior and Juvenile committees are also invited to attend in order to become familiar with the roles of Club ASAP Officers and Club Children’s Officers. Pat Mulcahy, County ASAP Officer (087-2572092, email email@example.com ), John Smith, County Children’s Officer(087-9960710, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Divisional Children’s Officers will attend.
BURGESS DUHARRA DEFEATED
IN MUNSTER CAMOGIE FINAL
Cork champions Milford defeated Burgess Duharra in the Munster club senior camogie final in Lattin on Saturday last. A low scoring game, the final result was 1-7 to 0-6. Burgess Duharra were hit by a goal in the opening minutes and never settled into a pattern after that. The Burgess Duharra players have given their supporters great value over the season. The support systems are clearly very good.
A LORRHA MISCELLANY
A Lorrha Miscellany by Seamus J. King was launched recently in Lorrha. A substantial publication of approximately 270 pages it is divided into three parts. The first part contains six chapters on historical events in the parish. One of these is an article on the famous ‘Stolen Railway’ that used to run from Birr to Portumna in the nineteenth century. Another is an extensive account of the life and achievements of Martin O’Meara, who emigrated from the parish in 1912 and won a Victoria Cross with the Australian Expeditionary Force in World War 1. The second part of the book includes profiles of the eight Lorrha hurlers who have won All-Ireland senior honours. The final part contains profiles of other players from the parish who were famous on the hurling field. The book retails for €15 and is available in bookshops in the county as well as from the author. His number is 087-2246245.
COMPULSORY USE OF
MOUTHGUARDS IN FOOTBALL
It will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1 2014. There are three types of mouthguards: Stock mouthguards are preformed and come ready to wear. Dentists do not recommend their use. Nonetheless, once they carry the CE (European Conformity) mark they are acceptable in terms of complying with the new GAA Rules. Boil and bite mouthguards can also be bought over the counter at most Sport Shops and generally offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. Typically this type of mouthguard will cost in the region of €15 to €20 and again any mouthguard with the CE mark on it in this category is sufficient to ensure compliance with the new rule. Custom-fitted mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. These will offer the best protection against dental and oral injury. Prices can vary significantly and it is worth seeking and comparing prices from a number of practitioners before deciding to purchase. There will be a range of official GAA/GPA mouthguards available to purchase in December. Further information on these products will be circulated to clubs in late November.
TIPP CONNECTION FOR
The Kilkenny county senior hurling final, which will be played at Nowlan Park next Sunday has a Tipperary connection. The Dicksboro Management team includes former Tipperary player, Liam Maher, ex Boherlahan Dualla. Liam’s son, Shane, will line out at full forward as the Dicksboro men seek to beat Ballyhale Shamrocks and win a first title since 1993. The club has won four titles to date and in 1950 Mick Ryan (Roscrea native) played for Tipperary against his club mates in the All Ireland final before they all reunited afterwards and helped the ‘Boro to win the County title. Mick’s point in Tipp’s win was the last time a Dicksboro man scored in an All Ireland Final until Cillian Buckley landed a point for Kilkenny, in this year’s replay win over Galway
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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