By: PRO Joe Bracken
ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE
In what was always going to be a difficult assignment, Tipperary came away from the Gaelic Grounds empty handed last Saturday night as Limerick made it two wins out of two in the Allianz hurling league on a 1-21 to 1-14 score-line.
With underfoot conditions deteriorating as the night went on, the scoring difference between the sides was negligible going into the last quarter at which stage the home side gained the decisive upper hand.
Before an attendance of 8,559 Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha) was the Tipp goal scoring having been expertly fed by the creative Willie Connors (Kiladangan).
However, of more immediate concern are the injuries suffered by Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh) and Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg) and we send best wishes to the lads for a speedy recovery.
After the weekends action in the league it is pretty much even with Limerick on top with four points, followed by Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford and Clare on two apiece with Cork yet to register a point.
Next up for Liam Sheedy’s side is a trip to Wexford on Sunday week, February 17th for round 3.
ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE
In a game that only sprang to life in the final stages, Tipperary were most unlucky not to register their first win of the league as they had to settle for a share of the spoils with Fermanagh 2-5 apiece in Semple Stadium last Sunday.
Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill) scored both Tipperary goals while Liam McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) was the Tipp saviour with an injury time converted free to salvage a point for his side.
Like his hurling counterpart, manager Liam Kearns saw his injured player tally increase when goal keeper Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) had to retire before the end. Here again, best wishes to Evan for a speedy recovery.
Semple Stadium is the venue again on Sunday next, February 10th as Donegal come to town for round 3. Though both sides are at opposing ends of the league table at the minute, a win for Tipp on Sunday would reignite their campaign and put them right back in the mix in the table.
It’s a 2pm start again on Sunday and discounted tickets are available up to midnight on Saturday night at selected SuperValu and Centra stores.
Best wishes to the team and we appeal to our supporters to come out and support the team in their home venue. The referee on Sunday will be Brendan Cawley (Cill Dara).
The AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final between Ballyhale-Shamrock (Cill Chainnigh) and Ballygunner (Port Láirge) will be played in Semple Stadium this Saturday, February 9th with a 5pm throw-in.
The referee for this game will be Colm Lyons (Corcaigh) and extra time will be played if necessary.
GAA CLUB DRAW
The February GAA Draw will be held this Friday, 8th February in Butler’s Sports Bar, Main St, Fethard with Fethard GAA Club at 10pm. First prize again is a Skoda Octavia / Renault Megane or €15,000 with many cash prizes also to be won on the night.
POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Best wishes to Borrisokane C.C. who take on St. Anne’s Community College Killaloe in Corn Risteard Ui Mhathuna 19 C hurling final this Saturday, February 9th.
The closing date for the receipt of Gaeltacht Scholarship applications is this Friday, February 8th, 2019 and the following will be the procedure for obtaining a Gaeltacht Scholarship from Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann in 2019.
- The scholarships are confined to 2nd Year, TY and 5th Year Students in 2019 and previous recipients of Tipperary GAA Gaeltacht scholarships cannot apply in 2019.
- Students should immediately book a course directly from one of the three nominated Munster Irish Colleges on the application Form. This should be done ASAP as popular dates are booked out quickly.
- Students wishing to secure a scholarship from Tipperary GAA should complete the attached application form and submit it through their own local GAA Club.
- The secretary of the GAA Club must sign the form and attach a reference letter supporting the applicant’s application before returning it to the Co Rúnaí. Please note the club recommending the successful applicant will be contributing €75 to the scholarship along with the Division, Co Board and Munster Council.
- Interviews for the scholarships will be held in Lár na Páirce during February to establish each candidate’s suitability.
- Once the student is notified that they have been successful they must secure a receipt for their fee payment from the Irish College where they have registered.
- Once this receipt is received by the Co Rúnaí the scholarship cheque for €300 will be posted out directly to the student’s home.
Reminding all clubs of Scór Sinsear County Final on Saturday night, February 23rd in Newport. The scór committee are expecting all clubs to make a special effort as we celebrate 50 Years of Scór.
THIRD LEVEL COLLEGES COMPETITIONS
The final league rounds in this year’s Electric Ireland HE GAA Fitzgibbon Cup were played last week and the following is a recap on the college teams with Tipperary involvement.
In Group A, UCC finished top of the group with their third win as they saw off the challenge of NUIG by seven points in a 1-19 to 0-15 victory. Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) impressed once again shooting three points from the full forward berth while Killian O’Dwyer (Killenaule) lined out at corner back.
NUIG still qualify for the knockout stages as group runner up and had Shane Hennessy (Nenagh Éire Óg) between the posts and Conor Sheedy (Roscrea) again on the scoresheet with a point from play. His fellow clubman Shane Fletcher was introduced in the second half.
UCD took on UL in the other fixture in the group with the Dublin college claiming a 3-8 to 0-15 victory. Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha) was as usual in goal for UCD with the Purcell brothers, Michael and Rory (Thurles Sarsfields) and Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers) also in the starting fifteen. Quirke was among the goal scorers for UCD. Jack Shelly (Mullinahone) started at midfield for UL and Barry Hogan (Kiladangan) was brought on at half time.
There were also two games in Group B and first up on Tuesday was the clash of LIT and TCD, with LIT winning 3-21 to 0-8. LIT top the group as a result and had Darren Moran (Kiladangan), Sean Ryan (Sean Treacy’s) and Rian Doody (Cappawhite) in their starting fifteen. Doody was again in top form shooting 0-3 while Robert Byrnes (Portroe) came on as a half-time replacement. For TCD, Cormac Keating (Portroe) was once again Tipp’s sole representative lining out at midfield.
The second game in the group last week saw IT Carlow seal their place in the quarter finals with a 3-15 to 1-6 defeat of Garda College. Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch) was again prominent for the Carlow outfit shooting two points from play. Joey O’Keeffe (Clonoulty-Rossmore) and Kevin Slattery (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) again led the line for Garda with Slattery on the board with 0-1. Martin McGrath (Drom & Inch) was also introduced in the second half.
In Group C, CIT defeated WIT 0-23 to 0-12 and will go through as group winners. On the CIT side Enda Heffernan (Clonoulty-Rossmore) was again at centre back with Andrew Coffey (Nenagh Éire Óg) at full-forward scoring 0-2 of his sides tally. For WIT Kevin Hassett (Drom & Inch) and Michael Whelan (Carrick Davins) both lined out and the game was refereed by Fergal Horgan (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams).
Lastly, turning the attention to Group D where there were two games, with Maynooth University out on both occasions. First up Mary I had a comfortable 1-22 to 0-12 over MU, where Eoghan Ryan (Loughmore-Castleiney), Craig Morgan (Kilruane MacDonaghs) and Philip Hickey (Nenagh Éire Óg) were among the Mary I fifteen to take to the field. For MU, Conor Stakelum (Thurles Sarsfields) led his sides scoring with 0-5(4f) followed by Jack Fallon (Moycarkey-Borris) with 0-3(3f). Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch) and Cathal Moloney (Thurles Sarsfields) also lined out for MU and the game was refereed by Johnny Ryan (Boherlahan-Dualla).
In the second of those games DIT with Patrick Maher (Lorrha-Dorrha) in their side saw off the MU challenge 4-12 to 1-9. The same four Tipperary players lined out for Maynooth with Fallon leading the scoring this time with 0-6(6f) and Stakelum with 1-0.
So the line-up for the quarter-finals this Thursday, February 7th is – LIT v NUIG, Mary I v Cork IT, DCU v Dublin IT and UCC v IT Carlow.
The Electric Ireland HE GAA Sigerson Cup quarter-finals are also down for decision this Wednesday, February 6th and here are the pairings; IT Carlow v UCC , NUI Galway v Ulster University, St. Mary’s v Maynooth University and UCD v DCU.
CLUB OFFICER TRAINING
The Club Officers training night will take place this Wednesday, February 6th, at 7.30pm in The Anner Hotel, Thurles. Organised by the County Development Committee this one night course is for officers new to their role or for those who were unable to attend similar events over the past few years.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Many thanks for the feedback from clubs participating in Ireland Lights Up and it’s great to see how involved the whole community is with their local GAA Club. A reminder to clubs that Tutor Training for Healthy Club Officers will take place on April 11th and it is still not too late to appoint an officer; remember it’s the club that will benefit if you do. If anyone would like to become involved with the county committee, please get in touch as we are delighted to welcome new members contact firstname.lastname@example.org Now that the days are becoming brighter remember the benefits of exercise, even a very short walk will benefit not only physical health but can have a very positive effect on our mental health also.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB
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 League and Championship team news
– Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles
FRIENDS OF TIPPERARY FOOTBALL
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
TIPPERARY GAA CLUB ALL COUNTY MATCH PASS 2019
Again, a reminder that the match pass for 2019 is currently on sale at the price of €120. This pass gives you access to all adult matches within the County during 2019. Passes can be ordered through the GAA Office Slievenamon Rd., Thurles or by contacting 0504 22702 where you can pay over the phone.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please e-mail at email@example.com 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.
INTENTION TO CLOSE R706 AT KILSHEELAN BRIDGE
TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROAD
ROADS ACT, 1993-2015,
(SECTION 75 OF THE ROADS ACT 1993)
ROADS REGULATIONS, 1994
INTENTION TO CLOSE R706 AT KILSHEELAN BRIDGE
NOTICE is hereby given that Tipperary County Council proposes to make an Order closing:
ROAD TO BE CLOSED R706 (Kilsheelan Bridge) from its junction with the N24 to its junction with the R680.
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 07.30hrs on Monday 7th October 2019 to 18.30hrs on Friday 8th November 2019.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: All traffic will be diverted via the R680 Clonmel to Carrick on Suir Road or the N24 Clonmel to Carrick on Suir. Local access permitted only.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: To facilitate bridge repairs.
Objections to the proposed temporary closure may be submitted in writing to the Director of Services, Roads Transportation & Health & Safety, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh not later than 12 noon on Thursday 19th September 2019 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Notes 09/09/19
By Mark Dunne PRO
Senior Football: Commiserations to our Senior Footballers who suffered a five point defeat on Sunday last against Arravale Rovers. This ended our interest in the County stages and unfortunately sees us heading into a relegation competition. Full match report as well as details of this is available on the club website. Full time score Moyne Templetuohy 0-14 Arravale Rovers 2-13.
Intermediate: Attention turns to the Divisional Championship this weekend where we face Drom/Inch in the Mid Semi Final. This promises to be an exciting game and it throws in at 12noon on Sunday the 15th in Holycross. All support appreciated.
Junior: It’s a big weekend for our Junior Hurlers who contest the Mid Junior B Final against Drom/Inch on Saturday September 14th at 5.30pm in Castleiney. Again this promises to be a thrilling affair and all support is very much appreciated.
U16: Our U16’s begin their County League this coming Saturday where they face Sean Treacy’s in Templetuohy at 12noon.
U15: Our U15’s begin their league on Monday night where they face Gortnahoe in Gortnahoe at 6.30pm.
U13: Well done to our U13’s who continued their good run of form defeating Loughmore Castleiney in Round 2 of the shield on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-04. They now face Gortnahoe in Gortnahoe on Thursday at 6.30pm.
U11: Our Group 2 team had a 4 point defeat at the hands of Boherlahan last week. They now face Durlas Óg this Tuesday at 6.30pm in Pairc Na nÓg. Our Group 4 team also had two point loss to Boherlahan. They face Holycross in Holycross on Wednesday at 6.45pm.
U10: Well done to our U10’s who took part in a blitz in Dr. Morris Park last Saturday. Thanks to the coaches and parents for bringing them in.
U6/U8: Both our U6’s and U8’s travelled to Clonakenny for a challenge last Saturday. Thanks to Clonakenny for the games. They kids were also very lucky as they got a Supermacs on the way home. Our thanks to all who helped.
Stewards: Our thanks to all those who stewarded in Templetuohy last Saturday Your help is very much appreciated. On Saturday next we host another double header of Mid action with Drom/Inch taking on Clonakenny at 3.30pm and Boherlahan facing Gortnahoe at 5pm. We once again require stewards to be in place by 2.30pm. While on Sunday we host Loughmore and Moycarkey at 5.30pm. We require stewards to be in place by 4.30pm.
Thanks: Fresh from their All Ireland, Conor and Gearoid came down to train our u13/u15’s last week. Our thanks to the boys for a wonderful session and what a role model for these kids to look up to.
Cup visits: Huge excitement this week as both Liam McCarthy and the James Nowlan cups visit our schools. They will first visit Scoil Na Maighne at 9.20am and Templetuohy at 10.30am. All welcome.
Ladies Football: We’re asking everyone to keep the colours up for another week and show your support for Roisin, Muireann and the Tipp intermediate football team in the All Ireland final next Sunday. Best of luck girls! Best wishes to our U14 girls who are in action in Templetuohy on Wednesday evening at 7pm. Finally our U8 girls have a blitz on Monday evening in the Outside field at 6.30pm.
County Board Draw: Congratulations to Sean Everard who won a Car or €15,000 in the September GAA draw.
Match Report: FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship – Group 1 Round 3
Moyne Templetuohy 0-14
Arravale Rovers 2-13
By Mark Dunne PRO
Round 3 of the County Senior Football Championship took place in Clonoulty on Sunday last and pitted us against Arravale Rovers in a winner takes all game to see who advances to this years County Senior Football Quarter Finals.
The game opened at a frantic pace and Moyne Templetuohy found themselves a point to the good thanks to a superb point from Tom Meade of his right. Arravale didn’t take long to settle and found themselves a point up shortly afterwards with a free from James Hogan followed by a fine score from Stephen Spillane. 0-02 to 0-01, when disaster struck for Moyne Templetuohy; a short kick out from Martin Kelly went astray and found its way to the Arravale full forward who made no mistake. 1-02 to 0-01 after 7mins. Game most certainly on. Moyne Templetuohy responded will with a score from Pierce Meade, followed by an Arravale point, 1-03 to 0-02. John Hassett was next to add to the scoreboard with two frees. Then came a crucial play, Jason Bergin won the ball on the Arravale 45, he took on his markers to go one on one with the Arravale goalie only for Thomas Gleeson to pull off a fine save. Moyne Templetuohy were now at the pace of the game and Tom Meade struck a wonder score from his left. Arravale matched this with a score of their own. John Hassett added another to his ticket with a good score from a difficult angle. Arravale finished the half strongest however with three unanswered scores to go in 1-07 to 0-06 up at the break.
Moyne returned to the field knowing that they must up their game if they were to emerge winners. County U20 stars Conor Bowe and Gearoid O’Connor got the first two scores of the half to reduce the gap to two. Arravale responded with three of their own (two from play and one from a free). Moyne Templetuohy pressed hard and were rewarded with a free which John Hassett duly dispatched. Then another goal opportunity for Moyne; a short kick out from the Arravale Rovers goalie found Jason Bergin who was fouled just before he pulled the trigger. John Hassett converted the resulting free. 0-11 to 1-10, two points between the sides. Arravales game plan in the second half saw them work the lines which resulted in the next two scores coming from fisted points. Four between the teams again. John Hassett added the next two to bring the game to two points again, a margin we just couldn’t seem to reduce. Then came the killer blow, Arravale centre forward James Hogan took on the Moyne defence who tried desperately to intercept him, but Hogan had goal on the mind and goal he got. 2-12 to 0-13. Both teams traded scores in the remaining minutes but at the full time whistle it was Moyne Templetuohy 0-14 Arravale Rovers 2-13.
Moyne Templetuohy will be disappointed. This was a game we could have won, and we came close only for a few unforced errors which were duly punished by the Tipp town side. Thossie Hamill, Tom Meade, Tommy Hassett and Jason Bergin all worked hard for the Mid Tipperary side. As a result of today’s loss we now enter a secondary competition with the format as follows: The bottom two teams of each group go into a secondary competition. The losers of the four games (quarter final) here play a game with the losers playing a final game for relegation.
For the moment attention turns back to the small ball with the divisional Semi Final against Drom/Inch on the cards next Sunday at 12noon in Holycross.
Team and scorers: Martin Kelly, Shane Lowe, Pierce Meade (0-01), Chris Lawlor, Louis Everard, Thossie Hamill, Mark Ryan, Jason Bergin, Tomás Hassett (Captain), Tom Meade (0-03), Donnacha Dunne, Gearoid O’Connor (0-01), Diarmuid Fogarty, John Hassett (0-07 frees), Jack Taylor. Subs used: Conor Bowe (0-02) for Jack Taylor, Niall Russell for Donnacha Dunne, David Lowe for Chris Lawlor.
Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Ardfinnan)