By Joe Bracken
In defeating Dublin last Saturday night 1-23 to 0-12 the Tipperary senior hurlers gave Michael Ryan a debut win in his competitive managerial career on a night when Michael in turn handed out Allianz Hurling League debuts to five players. Daire Quinn (Nenagh Éire Óg) and Dan McCormack (Borris Ileigh) made their full debut, while Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs), Joe Gallagher (Kiladangan) and Liam Ryan (Drom & Inch) also made their debut when introduced in the second half, with Dylan marking his debut with a point from play.
Congratulations to Jason Forde (Silvermines) on receiving the Man of the Match award following his impressive 1-5 from play performance.
Next up is a visit to Nowlan Park on Sunday next, February 21st as Tipperary take on Kilkenny at 2pm. In last year’s fixture Tipperary were victorious on home soil and will be looking to do the same ‘away’ from home this year.
Of the 67 Hurling League encounters between the sides, Tipperary edges the stats with 32 wins, Kilkenny have 29 and there have been 6 draws. Last year’s 12 point win by Tipp was their biggest win since 1966.
Best wishes again to the team on Sunday and again we urge all supporters to get behind them in great numbers this weekend and over the course of the league.
Supporters are asked to get your tickets early in the week to avail of discount prices which will close at midnight on Saturday night.
Ticket prices as follows; Pre-Purchase Price: Adult: €10 (Pre-Purchase discount ends midnight on the day before the fixture)
Match-Day Price: Adult: €15. Concessions: €10 available as an Adult Pre-Purchase ticket in advance or on match day at the grounds only. Juveniles under 16: free of charge
Tipperary SF Panel for All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final
‘ABOUT MY SCHOOL’ STORY WRITING COMPETITION
Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol are inviting pupils in Rang 3 – 6 to submit a piece of writing (no longer than 300 words) on the above topic. They should seek to describe what they love about the culture of GAA in their own school.
Any school submitting a piece to us should have parental consent before sending on the piece.
Ideally a group photo of any GAA activity in the school should accompany the piece. The winning piece each week will be included with this report and will appear in the local newspapers. The name of the pupil who wrote the piece can appear alongside it.
All stories can be emailed to John Manley PRO Tipperary CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drom & Inch Club Notes: 2020 Week 6
U-21 Football: Our U-21’s clash with Loughmore was postponed last weekend due to inclement weather and will be refixed at a later date.
Minor Football: Our minors begin their 2020 championship this Sunday vs JK Brackens in The Ragg at 12pm.
Club Celebratory Night: Drom & Inch GAA Club and Drom & Inch Camogie Club together will have a celebratory night on February 22nd in Younge’s The Ragg in honor of the victorious teams of 2019. Tickets are currently available from Younge’s The Ragg, Moloney’s Filling Station, Trevor Hassett, James Woodlock, Matthew Buckley and Miriam Campion. Tickets cost €25.
Club Membership 2020: Club membership is now due and can be paid to any member of the executive committee or through our official club app ClubZap. Fees are €70 for adult players, €40 for student player, €30 for Adult non playing member, €20 for juveniles & OAP’s and €50 for family membership.
Drom NS Open Evening: Drom NS will be hosting their annual Open Evening on the 18th of February from 7pm in the school. All are welcome.
Barnane NS Open Evening: Barnane NS will be hosting their annual Open Evening on the 11th of February from 7pm in the school. All are welcome.
Fitzgibbon Cup Final: Best of luck to Tommy Nolan who is a member of the IT Carlow panel that take on UCC in the Fitzgibbon Cup final this Wednesday.
Ryan Cup: Congratulations to Martin McGrath who was a member of the Garda College panel that were victorious in the Ryan Cup final over the weekend and also to James Woodlock who is the coach for the team.