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Excitement builds as Allianz Hurling League is days away

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The waiting is almost over as a new era is about to commence when the Tipperary Senior Hurlers take to the field on Saturday night next, February 13th in their opening Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash with Dublin in Semple Stadium at 7pm.

The challenge games are out of the way as manager Michael Ryan, his management team and his dedicated squad set about their task ahead in the Allianz National League. Patience will be required on all fronts to allow the team time to bed in and find their way in the league where results will be hard earned in a competitive division.

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Dublin were first up last year as well and after a bright positive start Tipp faded and succumbed to a home town defeat. Previous history has shown there have been 32 previous league meetings between the sides with Tipp on top winning 19, Dublin on 9 and 4 draws. The first league match between the counties was played at Croke Park on 22/11/1925 (1925/26 competition, first time the League was played) with Dublin coming out on top 7-6 to Tipp’s 3-1.

So its best wishes to the lads on Saturday and again we urge all supporters to get behind the team 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 Friday 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

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Tipperary SF Panel for All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final

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As Tipperary prepare to take on Mayo next Sunday, December 6th in the All-Ireland senior football semi-final at 3:30pm in Croke Park, manager David Power has announced his side.
Together with his management team they have announced the same fifteen which started in the recent Munster Final victory, in a match day squad which also welcomes the return of Jack Kennedy, as he takes his place on the bench.
The team lines out as follows;
1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
3. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
4. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
7. Robbie Kiely – Barryroe
8. Steven O’Brien – Ballina
9. Liam Casey – Cahir
10. Colin O’Riordan – Killea
11. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
12. Conal Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
13. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
14. Conor Sweeney (Capt.) – Ballyporeen
15. Colman Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
Subs.
16. Michael O’Reilly – Clonmel Commercials
17. Tadhg Fitzgerald – Moyle Rovers
18. Dáire Brennan – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
19. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch
20. Padraic Looram – Clonmel Commercials
21. Paudie Feehan – Killenaule
22. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
23. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
24. Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials
25. Mark Stokes – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
26. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers

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‘ABOUT MY SCHOOL’ STORY WRITING COMPETITION

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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 pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie.

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Drom & Inch Club Notes: 2020 Week 6

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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.

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