All Ireland Senior Hurling Final
For the third consecutive year the All-Ireland hurling final finished in a draw, Kilkenny 3-22 Tipperary’s 1-28.This was Tipperary and Kilkenny fourth time in six years contesting an All-Ireland senior hurling final . The stats before the final were that both sides had played five games to get to the final, Kilkenny scoring 13-110 (149) and conceding 8-77 (101), while Tipperary had hit 14-107 (149) and conceded 8-78 (102), so there was little to choose between them going on form and that is exactly how it turned out. From the first whistle, both teams conspired to transport the crowded house in Croke Park into a kind of dream, with score after brilliant score defining the afternoon.
Tipperary had some excellent goal chances. They had two penalties saved, saw Lar Corbett hammer a terrific shot against the post and Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy deflect Patrick Maher’s 59th minute drive over the crossbar. Momentum swung each way with the goals but it was the strikes from distance, the relentless series of jaw-dropping points which defined the day. This was one of the greatest All Ireland hurling finals ever and what a performance by Tipperary and Kilkenny. No team probable deserved to lose and although Tipperary created the majority of the goal scoring chances with a few minutes to go we would have settled for a draw. Huge credit must go to the Tipperary players who served up an exhibition of hurling and never gave up the fight when the game seemed to be going against them at times. We congratulated all the players for a wonderful performance and to the management team who had them in such great shape in every way.
All-Ireland SHC Final Replay details confirmed
The GAA has confirmed arrangements for the All-Ireland hurling replay at Croke Park at 5pm on Saturday, September 27. Once again tickets will be reduced to €50 for stand, €25 for terrace and €10 for children. Tickets will be available through county boards and clubs and priority will be given to the competing counties for children’s tickets.
All-Ireland Post Match Banquet
Our thanks and gratitude to the Tipperary Association Dublin for hosting the traditional Post Match Banquet in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel (formerly the Burlington Hotel), Burlington Road, Dublin 4 last Sunday night for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team. It was a great night and thanks to all the supporters and friends of the team who turned out in such huge numbers. Our thanks again to the organising committee of the Tipperary Association Dublin for all the hard work they put again again this year in making the Post Match Banquet a wonderful night.
The Tipperary senior management team, players and the County Board would like to express our sincere thanks to all our supporters who travelled to Croke Park last Sunday to support the team . Your support has been fantastic and appreciated very much. Thanks to all our fans in the county for displaying flags, banners , bunting etc on their homes, businesses,schools etc and for wearing the blue and gold colours in the lead up to the All Ireland final. It really turned the county into a festival occasion for the weekend and for the past few weeks. Many thanks to our local Radio Stations for all their help , assistance and support in so many ways over the past few weeks. Thanks also to our local papers for giving so much coverage to the game in the lead up to the final
Player of the Month shortlist Revealed
Cogratulations to Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch who has been nominated for the GAA/ GPA Player of the Month Award in hurling for August along with Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Seamus Hickey of Limerick. The winners will be announced on Thursday, September 11.
A reminder to all clubs who are considering applying for a Munster Grant should commence preparations now as the closing date for applications to be with Tipperary Co Board is Wednesday September 17th. Applications forms and instructions can be downloaded from the Munster GAA web-site. If your club is applying you should immediately notify Co Development Officer, Jimmy Minogue at 086-3704584 and he will advise and assist you.
Clonmel U11 Hurling team
Congratulations to St Marys Clonmel Under 11 Hurling team who travelled to Athlone recently to represent Tipperary in the Community Games All Ireland finals . Having won the County Final and the Munster Final the boys put in a great effort over the weekend and managed to win the bronze medal with Clarinbridge winning the gold.
Ladies Gaelic Football
After winning the U16 camogie All Ireland recently it was the turn of our U16 ladies football team who served up a great display to win the All-Ireland Under 16 Ladies Football Championship final following a 13 point victory over Laois with the final score Tipperary 3-16 Laois 2-6 . Congratulations to the players and management team on this wonderful success for ladies football in the county and well done to Aisling Moloney on receiving the Player of the Match Award which was presented by Maire Hickey, LGFA President Elect.
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