Clonmel Commercials are bidding to be the first Tipperary Club to reach the GAA Club Football All Ireland. The Premier club are confident heading into the clash against the star studded Ballyboden St. Enda’s club based outside Rathfarnham in South Dublin.
Speaking to Tipperary Times this morning, Tommy Morrissey of Clonmel Commercials stated that the team are “quietly confident” ahead of the game in Portlaoise.
“We have a full panel to pick from which is the important thing. The players have trained well over the past 6 to 8 weeks and the players are in really good form. We know we’re underdogs going into this and we feel that, but we’re quietly confident all the same. The key players are in good form which is important.
“It’s a huge chance for both teams. We don’t have experience at this level but neither would Boden, they have a few household names who would be able to carry the pressure. It’s all down to the day, the weather will play a factor. Some players won’t turn up, other players will surprise you. It’s an open game now, its anybody’s chance” concluded Morrissey.
In an interview this week with RTÉ, Michael Quinlivan acknowledged that Ballyboden St. Enda’s have survived a tough test to get out of Dublin. “The pedigree of any team coming out of Dublin… it’s a very tough championship to win. They won a Dublin championship the hard way and have come through a tough Leinster campaign so they’re there on merit. They’re a fantastic team with fantastic players but we’re confident of our chances and if we can put in a performance it will go a long way towards a victory hopefully”
The winners will play in the All-Ireland club final against Crossmaglen or Castlebar Mitchels, and the Leinster kingpins, who feature Conal Keaney and Paul Durcan in their ranks, are firm favourites.
Tipperary SF Panel for All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final
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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.