Tipp GAA Scene 08/04/19

PRO Joe Bracken


The 2019 Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship gets under way this Wednesday April 10th at 6:45pm when Tipperary will open their campaign against Waterford in Phase 1 Round 1.

Ahead of the fixture in Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town the team has been announced by manager Matt O’Doherty and lines out as follows;

James Griffin – Upperchurch-Drombane, 2. Christy McDonagh – Cahir, 3. Tadhg Condon – Clonmel Commercials, 4. Emmet Butler – Kilsheelan-Kilcash, 5. James Armstrong – Thurles Sarsfields, 6. Donagh Hickey – Arravale Rovers, 7. Conor Shanahan – Inane Rovers, 8. Paddy Creedon (Vice-Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields, 9. Tom Tobin – Rosegreen, 10. Luke Seacy – Inane Rovers, 11. Ben Comerford – Grangemockler-Ballyneale, 12. Dara King – Ballina, 13. Liam McCormack – Durlas Óg, 14. Kyle Shelly (Capt.) – Moycarkey-Borris, 15. Eoin McCarthy – Clonmel Commercials, 16. Cian O’Mahony – Ardfinnan, 17. Darragh McCahey – Loughmore-Castleiney, 18. Liam King – Ballinahinch, 19. Francie Delaney – Cahir, 20. Tomás Bourke – Boherlahan-Dualla, 21. Leon Kennedy – Grangemockler-Ballyneale, 22. Jack Buckley – Cahir, 23. Mark O’Connor – Clonmel Commercials, 24. Conor Cadell – JK Brackens.

Additional panel members as follows; Jimmy Mullen – Drom-Inch, Eoin Wyse – Cahir, Josh Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials, Conor Neville – Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Edward Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney, James Corcoran – JK Brackens, Jack Lillis – Drom-Inch, Jamie Holloway – Carrick Swan, Peter McGarry – Moyle Rovers, Rory Collins – Moyle Rovers.

Best wishes to the team and management in what is a new format in the Munster Championship.

Pictured below left to right is Tomás Ryan (Physio), James Boland (Selector), John Hickey (Kitman) Peter Creedon (Coach/Selector), Matt O’Doherty (Manager), Viv Downey (Coach/Selector), Johnny Nevin (Selector).

The referee for this match will be John Ryan (Cork).

Next week, April 17th the side will play Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis again with a 6:45pm start and the third match in this group phase will take place back in Sean Treacy Park, on April 24th against Limerick where throw-in will be at 7pm.


The first rounds of the Tipperary Water County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championships and Seamus Ó Riain took place last weekend with some unexpected results arising from all the action, details as follows;

Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship – Group 1 Round 1
Nenagh Éire Óg 2-21 Upperchurch-Drombane 1-15
Burgess 2-21 Loughmore-Castleiney 2-21

Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship – Group 2 Round 1
Borris-Ileigh 1-18 Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-15
Toomevara 2-19 Moycarkey-Borris 1-17

Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship – Group 3 Round 1
Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 0-24 Thurles Sarsfields 0-15
Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-17 Killenaule 1-18

Tipperary Water County Senior Hurling Championship – Group 4 Round 1
Kiladangan 2-22 Drom-Inch 0-20
Roscrea 0-21 Portroe 1-18

Tipperary Water Seamus O Riain Cup – Group 1 Round 1
Thurles Sarsfields 0-16 Lorrha-Dorrha 1-13
Templederry Kenyons 1-18 Carrick Swan 1-14

Tipperary Water Seamus O Riain Cup – Group 2 Round 1
Silvermines 1-14 Newport 0-14

Tipperary Water Seamus O Riain Cup – Group 3 Round 1
Mullinahone 2-19 Ballina 1-12

Tipperary Water Seamus O Riain Cup – Group 4 Round 1
JK Brackens 4-14 St Mary’s 2-13
Clonakenny 1-19 Cashel King Cormacs 0-16

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1 Round 1
Moyne/Templetuohy 3-20 Kilsheelan-Kilcash 1-17

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2 Round 1
Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams 2-13 Drom-Inch 0-13
Shannon Rovers 1-19 Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun 2-8

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 3 Round 1
Cappawhite 1-16 Borrisokane 1-16
Boherlahan-Dualla 3-18 Gortnahoe-Glengoole 3-16

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 4 Round 1
Kiladangan 1-19 Lattin Cullen Gaels 1-13
Moneygall 3-13 Sean Treacy’s 0-21

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 5 Round 1
Moyle Rovers 3-7 Golden-Kilfeacle 0-14

The focus this weekend at county level turns towards the Tipperary Water Football Championships with 26 games on the fixture list. Last year’s senior winners Moyle Rovers take on Upperchurch-Drombane in Littleton on Saturday evening. While the losing finalists Ardfinnan open their account against Kiladangan in Boherlahan on Sunday. With eight games in each of the senior and intermediate championships and ten in the junior championship, there is plenty of action to keep supporters entertained.

Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship – Group 1Round 1
13/04/2019 in Leahy Park Cashel at 18:30 Clonmel Commercials v Arravale Rovers
13/04/2019 in Páirc Ciocaim Dundrum at 18:30 Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun v Moyne-Templetuohy

Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship – Group 2 Round 1
13/04/2019 in Golden at 17:00 Ballyporeen v JK Brackens
14/04/2019 in Boherlahan at 13:30 Ardfinnan v Kiladangan

Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship – Group 3 Round 1
13/04/2019 Golden at 18:30 Loughmore-Castleiney v Kilsheelan-Kilcash
14/04/2019 in Bansha at 13:30 Aherlow Gaels v Cahir

Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship – Group 4 Round 1
13/04/2019 Littleton at 18:30 Moyle Rovers v Upperchurch-Drombane
14/04/2019 in Bansha 15:00 Killenaule v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship – Group 1 Round 1
14/04/2019 in Boherlahan at 15:00 Moyle Rovers v Loughmore-Castleiney
14/04/2019 in Holycross at 18:00 Golden-Kilfeacle v JK Brackens

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship – Group 2 Round 1
14/04/2019 in Fethard GAA Park at 14:00 Cashel King Cormacs v Clonmel Commercials
14/04/2019 in Borrisoleigh at 17:00 Moycarkey-Borris v Borrisokane

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship – Group 3 Round 1
13/04/2019 in Ned Hall Park at 18:30 Rockwell Rovers v Grangemockler-Ballyneale
14/04/2019 in Ballylooby at 18:30 Clonmel Óg v Father Sheehy’s

Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship – Group 4 Round 1
13/04/2019 in Leahy Park Cashel at 17:00 Carrick Swans v Drom-Inch
14/04/2019 in New Inn at 18:30 Clonoulty-Rossmore v Fethard

Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship – Group 1 Round 1
14/04/2019 in Beal Atha Poirin at 14:00 Newcastle v Arravale Rovers
14/04/2019 in Drombane at 18:00 Shannon Rovers v Cahir

Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship – Group 2 Round 1
13/04/2019 in Páirc Ciocaim Dundrum at 17:00 Sean Treacy’s v Gortnahoe-Glengoole
14/04/2019 in New Inn at 17:00 Mullinahone v Solohead

Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship – Group 3 Round 1
13/04/2019 in Clonoulty at 17:00 St Patrick’s v Cappawhite
14/04/2019 in Borrisoleigh at 18:30 Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams v Portroe

Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship – Group 4 Round 1
14/04/2019 in Clonmel Sportsfield at 18:30 Rosegreen v Moyle Rovers
14/04/2019 in Sean Treacy Park at 18:30 Ardfinnan v Emly

Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship – Group 5 Round 1
13/04/2019 in Clonoulty at 18:30 Boherlahan-Dualla v Clerihan
14/04/2019 in Clonmel Sportsfield at 17:00 Ballingarry v Ballylooby-Castlegrace

On the divisional front, the North senior hurling championship gets under way on Friday evening with the first-round action continuing Saturday and Sunday.

For results of games played last weekend and for details of forthcoming fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/


Tipperary County Board will host 26 County Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championship games next weekend and for just €15 you can attend as many games as you wish during Saturday and Sunday if you avail of the Weekend Package.

This Package can be purchased from gate checkers at all games on Saturday or from the Tipperary GAA Shop in Lar na Páirce all this week up to Saturday at 5.30pm.


All roads lead to the Theatre Royal, Castlebar this Saturday April 13th, for Craobh Scór Sinsir na hÉireann. First to head into competition in the morning will be the Moyne-Templetuohy Tráth na gCeist team consisting of Jim O’Meara, Patrick Moran, Francis Cleere and Tom Collier.

The other main events will get underway at 3pm where Tipperary and Munster will then be represented in Rince Foirne by the Newcastle dancers. Newcastle is to the fore again when Treasa McGrath takes to the stage in the Aithriseoireacht category. And no doubt bringing much joy and laughter will be the Newport’s talented Leiriú Group who have entertained audiences at County and Munster finals already.

Best wishes to all in the four categories and hopefully you will have the blue and gold flag flying proudly at the end of the day.


The 2019/20 and 2020/21 Tipperary GAA Clubs draw was launched at last week’s county board meeting.

In a break with tradition, it was decided to opt for a 2 year launch this time round, to ease workload on clubs next year. Other than that the draw remains the same with fantastic prizes on offer each year.

For anyone new wishing to join please contact your local club or the Lar na Páirce office 0504 22702 for more details.


The National Pitch Maintenance Workgroup is holding a Grounds Person Educational Day in Thurles on April 27th for the Munster region.

This is a unique opportunity for grounds people, county/club officers (operationally responsible) for their club and /or county pitches who wish to carry out their work in a more informed manner.

To register for the course please contact Kieran McGann by email to: ktmcoare@gmail.com or for any queries contact Kieran on 086 773100 before Thursday, April 26th.


Congratulations to Cashel Community School who won the Lidl All-Ireland PPS Junior C final last Saturday, defeating FCJ Bunclody 3-8 to 3-6.

Commiserations to Presentation Ballingarry who were defeated 3-10 to 3-4 by Scoil Mhuire Newcastlewest in the Munster U15D Football Final last week.

Best wishes to Colaiste Mhuire Durlas in the Munster U15 E Hurling Final where they will play St. Patricks Comprehensive School Shannon in Rhebogue this Friday, April 12th at 12:30pm.


This is a final appeal for clubs to please send a delegate to Healthy Club Officer Training this Thursday April 11th commencing at 7.30 in Lar na Páirce. So far 18 clubs have signed up to this initiative which is really only quarter of the clubs in Tipperary despite every club in the county being involved in promoting Health & Wellbeing without realising it.

Any policy a club has adopted is part of the Healthy Club Project as it makes your club a safer place for members to enjoy.  Many clubs in the county are actively involved in fund raising in their local community for deserving causes; these events come under the initiative as they show your club is involved in helping the wider community.  Also, we are aware clubs in the county are organising events such as groups out walking, track attack, men on the move and many more events encouraging people to become more active.  These all are part of the wellbeing of your club.  Any social event run or any talk such as Gambling / Alcohol / Drug Awareness all come under the Healthy Club Initiative.

So please clubs get someone to attend next Thursday and start appreciating the great work you are doing unknown to yourselves.

To confirm your delegate please email chair.hwc.tipperary@gaa.ie


Yet another summer of GAA fun awaits young people all over Ireland at the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps following record-breaking numbers in 2018, as referenced in the current GAA Communications newsletter. It continues that Cúl Camps rank as one of the greatest promotional success stories in the history of the GAA with thousands flocking to take part every summer. The attractive and distinctive Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp kit that is supplied to participants is worn with pride by young boys and girls all over the country.

A record-breaking 153,858 children took part in a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp last year across 1,234 camps. One in every four children aged between 6 and 13 now attend Ireland’s biggest summer camps enjoying an action-paced week of fun and games, learning new skills, making friends and getting active.

Another action-packed week of fun and games awaits children aged 6-13 at their local club this Summer, as throughout the months of July and August children of all skill levels can learn and play GAA games with qualified coaches.

Registration includes the latest Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp jersey, training top and back pack which have become the ‘must have’ kit for kids over the summer! Children are coached in hurling, camogie, football and ladies’ football and some camps offer rounders, handball and fun & run.

One camp in each province will also receive a surprise visit from one of the inter-county player ambassadors who will be unveiled at a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps’ launch on April 9. The week-long Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are priced at €60, dropping to €55 for a second child and just €45 or a third and any additional children.

All participants get the training top, jersey and backpack. Everyone who registers for a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp can enter a competition for a chance to win €5,000 worth of training gear for their team and a €500 voucher for themselves by entering the code from promotional packs of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies in store from April or answering a question online. Register online now – gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps


The Girls team of 10 Interprovincial was held in Kingscourt at the weekend. With players from Tipperary, Clare, Cork and Waterford, Munster came out on top to topple the reigning champions Leinster. It was close in the end with Munster on 158, Leinster on 150 and Connaught on 130. Well done to coach Christy Philpott from Clare and all the parents who travelled. The team was: U13 Carmel Kelleher (Cork), Christine Percy (Tipperary), Roisín Mackle (Waterford), U14 Hannah Grace (Tipperary), Fina Close (Clare), U15 Sarah Walsh (Cork), Eimear Murphy (Clare), Cliona Dunning (Cork), U16 Leah Minogue (Clare), Chloe Philpott (Clare), U17 Amber Nolan (Clare) and Orla O Brien (Clare).

Next weekend is a big one in the Tipperary handball calendar with the O’Neill’s 40×20 Doubles semi-finals against Leinster opposition, with Tipperary players involved in seven semi-finals in home and away venues.


To join the Tipperary Supporters Club please do so at www.tippsupportersclub.com or by calling Jim Reidy, Membership Officer on 086 3580718.

The membership pack includes the following benefits:

A specially-designed Tipperary Supporters Club pen with stylus for use on touch-screen devices
All members are entered into a prize draw for championship match tickets for all Tipperary Senior games.
2019 Car Sticker
Text alerts for all Championship team news
Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles


Membership for the Friends of Tipperary Football for 2019 is now available and costs only €20. There are some great prizes to be won throughout the year by becoming a member. The Friends are a fantastic group that help with the development of Tipperary Football. To join please go to www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com


If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please e-mail at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3.00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.

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