By Joe Bracken
MUNSTER U21 FOOTBALL
Unfortunately the Tipperary U21 footballers were relieved of their Munster crown by Kerry in the EirGrid GAA Football Munster Quarter-Final in Austin Stack Park, Tralee last Wednesday night, March 9th with the home side edging it by the slenderest of margins, Kerry 0-11 Tipperary 1-07, with Liam Casey the Tipperary goal scorer. Commiserations to all the players and management following their efforts as their interest in this championship have now ended for another year.
Best wishes to our referees taking charge of final league round games on Sunday; Fergal Horgan (Knockavilla Kickhams) takes charge of the Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B decider between Clare and Limerick in Cusack Park, Ennis while Johnny Ryan (Boherlahan-Dualla) is in the middle when Carlow and Westmeath meet in Round 5of the Allianz Hurling League Roinn 2A fixture at Netwatch Cullen Park.
There were four games played last weekend the County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup resulting in comfortable victories for the winning clubs. Two ties were all North affairs with Kiladangan having too much for Silvermines in Dolla on Saturday. On Sunday then Burgess had plenty to spare over Ballina in Kilcolman as did Moyne-Templetuohy in their victory over Lorrha-Dorrha in Lorrha. The other game played was the only one without a goal as Drom & Inch travelling away got the better of Moneygall.
The next round of matches take place this week, for times, venues and a full round up of all fixtures and results across the Premier County please view the county website at http://tipperary.gaa.ie
Commiserations to Our Lady’s Templemore whose run the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup (Senior Hurling “A”) competition came to an end last Saturday, March 12th, in Clonmel as St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny booked their place in the final following their 2-16 to 0-13 win in the semi-final. St. Kieran’s will now play Ardscoil Ris of Limerick in the Croke Cup Final.
PADDY BUGGY CUP
Congratulations to Abbey CBS who defeated Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior ‘B’ Hurling Paddy Buggy Cup Semi-Final in Cashel last Friday on a score line of Abbey CBS 2-07 Johnstown 0-12. The Abbey now go on to meet St. Louis GS, Ballymena in the final on Easter Monday in Semple Stadium Thurles. This game will act as the curtain-raiser to the aforementioned Croke Cup Final in what is an attractive hurling double-header.
It was with regret on Sunday that we have learned of the death of Aidan Farrell, Gallonreagh, Maudabawn, Cootehill, Cavan, father of Uachtarán CLG, Aogán Ó Fearghail. Tipperary County Board on its own behalf and that of our supporters extends its deepest sympathy to Aogán, his mother, brothers and extended family at this sad time following the death of Aidan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
HEALTHY CLUB PROJECT
Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project is hosting a health and well-being night in the Abbey Court Hotel on Wednesday March 23rd next at 7.30pm. A talk entitled “Minding the body, minding the mind” will be given by Dr. Fergus Heffernan, PhD who is a renowned psychologist and psychotherapist and a leading educator in the area of stress management and how it relates to our mental health. Adm. €5.00 and all are welcome.
Perhaps an area of interest to supporters and collectors is the recent information bulletin from Alan Aherne called ‘Programme Plus’.
It is a bulletin aimed primarily for GAA programme collectors but also caters for yearbooks, annuals, magazines, histories, etc.
Anyone wishing to be find out more can contact Alan at email@example.com
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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