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North Tipperary GAA News – July 1st 2014

Hibernian Inn North Tipp Senior Hurling 2014
The Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling championship struggles on with two quarter finals played last Sunday. Nenagh Eire Og knocked out the holders Kildangan by four points at Dolla. Four hours earlier, Burgess defeated Moneygall at Toomevara.

The remaining championship quarter final between Borris-Ileigh and Toomevara will be played at a later date depending on how Tipperary hurlers and footballers fare in the All-Ireland Qualifiers over the coming weeks. Kilruane MacDonaghs are through to the quarters but will have to wait for the winners of the play-off between Ballina and Portroe which is also delayed due to the hurling and football Qualifiers.

Watch Centre North Tipp Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Round 1 GROUP 1
Holders Knockshegowna easily Templederry at Ballingarry last Saturday thus completing the first round and joining Toomevara and Kilruane MacDonaghs as winners.
This Sunday the second round will see three more games. Knockshegowna take on Moneygall in what will be the first championship meeting since the 2011 final which Moneygall won. Both Templederry and Borris-Ileigh will hope to get their campaigns off the ground with a win as both sides lost their opening games while Kilruane MacDonaghs and Toomevara hope to make it two wins out of two. Please not that all games will be played in neutral venues.

Watch Centre North Tipp Junior ‘A’ hurling Championship GROUP 2
The local derby encounter between Burgess and Silvermines failed to materialise for the second time. Neutral venues will take centre stage this Sunday as the second round swings into action. Silvermines take on Nenagh and first round winners Kildangan face Burgess. Roscrea have a bye.

Watch Centre North Tipp Junior ‘B’ hurling Championship GROUP 1
Since the Junior B draw was made, Borrisokane have withdrawn from the competition and have been replaced by Kildangan in Group1. Ballinahinch also withdrew while two of the five games scheduled for the weekend went ahead.
Kildangan had seven points to spare over Borris-Ileigh in GROUP 1 and Portroe and Newport drew in GROUP 2. Thanks to Portroe and Newport for facilitating the Board after the Nenagh v Portroe encounter and Newport v Ballinahinch games did not get off the ground. The Lorrha v Ballina game was not played either.

Ger Gavin North Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship
The Minor A grade saw wins for Nenagh Eire Og over Toomevara, Newport Gaels over Ballina and Borris-Ileigh over Kilruane MacDonaghs. The second round games will be played next week with Kilruane MacDonaghs v Toomevara (Wednesday 9th), Newport Gaels v Roscrea plus Nenagh Eire Og v Ballina (Thursday 10th).

Ger Gavin North Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship
In the opening round, Portroe defeated Lorrha last Tuesday and Kildangan were too good for Borrisokane on Thursday. Two games, Shannon Rovers v Templederry and Burgess v Silvermines were not played but four games are planned for next week. They are Lorrha v Kildangan, Shannon Rovers Gaels v Silvermines, Burgess v Portroe and Borrisokane v Templederry. Neutral venues used.

Best of Luck
To Tipperary against Longford in the football qualifier and to the hurlers against Galway when both sides strive for much needed victories at Semple Stadium next Saturday. Both sides hope to see a stadium full with blue and gold flags and banners in a make or brake day for the county.