Tipp GAA Scene 31st March 2015

Tipperary GAA Scene

 

by Acting PRO Joe Bracken.

ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1A 

TIPPERARY V OFFALY

In completing a six point victory over Offaly 1-16 to 13 in Tullamore on Sunday last, Tipperary progressed to the semi-final of the league on April 19th where they will meet Roinn 1B winners Waterford in Nowlan Park at 4pm.

Sean Maher (Clonoulty-Rossmore) made his Allianz Hurling League debut on Sunday when introduced as a late substitute, bringing to 29 the total number of Tipperary players to see action in this year’s competition.  Along with Sean, the other Tipperary hurlers to make their League debut this spring include Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule), John McGrath and John Meagher (both Loughmore-Castleiney)

The win had its talking points and while these have got plenty of airtime over the past few days, the focus will firmly be on the reaching a second league final in as many years by accomplishing the immediate task ahead of the side in the semi-final. A lot of concern was raised about Kieran Bergin’s injury and though he will be out for 4 to 6 weeks, Kieran is wished a speedy recovery.

With the majority of the attendance in O’Connor Park on Sunday from Tipp, it proved a loyal following is building steadily and is firmly behind the side as they all go on an expedition together in search of the ultimate prize.

ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 3

TIPPERARY V SLIGO

Tipperary’s third successive victory ensures that Peter Creedon’s side will again play Division 3 football next year after Sunday’s win over Sligo in Thurles on a score-line of 15 points to 13. How things could have been if the God’s were looking differently on the side in their first encounter in Armagh. Still, it has shown massive determination and heart from these players to put setbacks like that behind them as they now endeavour to end the season on a high. 

Another huge point of concern in this fixture was centred on an injury to Colin O’Riordan. Again it’s welcoming to report that Colin’s injury wasn’t as bad as initially feared and though being concussed he is back on his feet and is also wished a speedy recovery.

TIPPERARY V WEXFORD

Next up Tipperary will play Wexford in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 at 3pm on Sunday, April 5th in Clonmel in what will be their last competitive fixture ahead of the championship. It would make a fitting end to a very productive and successful league campaign if the lads could end it on a high with victory over Wexford. 

What better way to enjoy an Easter Sunday afternoon than heading out to see the Tipperary footballers in action and to hopefully record their fifth win in the league to finish on ten points. To date they have scored the joint highest total of 101 points with Sligo in the division, which is higher total scored than either of the two top teams. The referee on Sunday is David Gough from Meath.

 

MUNSTER MINOR HURLING

The countdown is on to the Tipperary minor hurlers opening fixture in Semple Stadium next Wednesday night April 8th at 7pm against Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final. Manager Liam Cahill and his selectors have a tremendous amount of preparation done ahead of this tie as they wish to eradicate the disappointment of last year. 

Speaking passionately at the Tipperary Supporters Club membership launch back at the end of January, the wound of defeat was still raw for Liam and his honest appraisal exuded superb self-belief and charactercombined with an unfailing desire to guarantee every avenue is explored to ensure success for his side this year.

MUNSTER U21 FOOTBALL

Tipperary host Cork in a repeat of last year’s fixture in the EirGrid GAA Football Under 21 Munster Championship Final on Thursday April 9th next at 7.30pm in Semple Stadium.

COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Clean Ireland County Senior Hurling Championship commences this weekend with the first of the action throwing in on Saturday, please check fixtures guide for updates or alternatively check the Tipperary GAA website.

COUNTY LEAGUES

Action also continues this weekend in both the hurling and football leagues, again please check fixtures for latest updates, times & venues.

SCÓR SINSEAR

Tipperary came away from the Munster Scór Final in Ovens Corklast Saturday night with four of the seven titles under their belt. The winners were AmhránaíochtAonair  Ella Stapleton (Upperchurch-Drombane), CeolUirlise – Newport, Aithriseoireacht – Noel Joyce (JK Brackens) and Bailéad Ghrúpa – Newport, maith sibhgo léir. The All-Ireland Finals will take place in CityWest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, April 25th.

TIPPERARY GAA DRAW

The April Tipperary GAA Members Draw will take place in Glenview Lounge in Goatenbridge on Thursday night 2nd of April at 10pm.

If you can’t make it on the night, tune in to Tipp FM at 10.45pm to see if you are a winner

NEW TIPPERARY GAA DRAW

Its that time of year again when we focus on the new draw. The final draw in the current scheme takes place on April 2nd as indicated above, so we need to start rolling out the new draw immediately after that as the first draw is scheduled by the draw committee for Fri May 22nd.The Draw Committee have introduced major increases in commission as follows, which should prove very attractive to clubs;

50% up to 200 members,
60% for members between 200 and 300,
70% for members after 300

All this and still retaining a €500,000 Prize Fund

Clubs should immediately attend to the following;

Confirm whoever is acting as your club draw co-ordinator for the new draw.

​Decide on the layout of your clubs personalized brochure with pictures of winning teams, draw prizewinners, club development, team mentors details and introduction text. This info should be returned to Co.Draw Co-Ordinator Siobhan Barrett in Lár na Pairceover the next seven days at email reception.tipperary@gaa.ie

Do a thorough examination of your draw membership database and correct errors with names, addresses and promoters. Also be aware of draw members who have passed away since last year so make sure to amend these before the new return cards/receipts are printed and avoid causing distress to bereaved families. This should be done immediately and email amendments to Siobhan before she goes to print next week.

Remember this is “The Tipperary Clubs Draw” and it’s up to every club to contribute to its survival. It has served the county well for 27 years and has survived very recent tough economic times. Now is a great opportunity for all our clubs to grow its draw membership and bring in much needed revenue with no risk or no cost.​

The Draw Committee and the Co. Board are looking forward to a renewed effort by all clubs to restore “our” County Draw to its former greatness.

HANDBALL

At the Juvenile All Ireland Finals in Kingscourt in Cavan last Saturday Tipperary competed in five All-Ireland Finals winning twoSinéad Meagher (Nenagh) defeated Meagan Mc Cann from Armagh 21/13, 21/14 and in the Boys U 14 Doubles Matthew Spain & John McGrath (Lahorna) defeated Josh Mc Mahon & Cian Kehoe Wexford in a thrilling 15/14, 15/14 final. Many congratulations to them, results on other finalists are on the website.

POST PRIMARY COMPETITIONS

Best wishes to Thurles CBS who play St. Kieran’sKilkenny in the Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior ‘A’ Hurling (Croke Cup) Final thisSaturday April 4th, at 5pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Having last tasted their one and only success in this competition back in 2009, the Thurles lads won’t be short of ambition in looking to make it title number two for the school.

In between Nenagh CBS were the last Tipperary side to claim this All-Ireland title in 2012, while one has to go back to 1978 for Tipperary’s first success in this grade with Templemore CBS being the victors.

As this match is part of a double header with the Paddy Buggy Cup{SH ‘B’} Final , the following arrangements apply; entry will be to Ardán Ó Riain (New Stand) only and admission is as follows, €15 for adults, €5 for students and OAP, while under 12s are free.

Congratulations to Cistercian College Roscrea who defeated St. Declan’s Kilmacthomas 1-14 to 0-11 in the Masita All-Ireland PPS Cusack Cup (SH ‘C’) Final, in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow.

Well done also to Abbey School Tipperary Town after their great win over Colaiste na Carraige, Donegal in Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools ‘B’ Football Championship Semi-Final last Saturday in Mullingar, by the narrowest of margins 09 to 08. It was a dramatic injury-time winner from Andrew Vance(Emly) who stepped up to kick the priceless winning point from a free which ensured victory for his side. The save of the match came from Callum Fanning’s (Galtee Rovers) 31st minute save from Pauric Cunningham. It proved crucial and the difference between a six and three-point interval deficit for the winners who now look forward to a trip to Croke Park on Saturday, April 11th for the All-Ireland final against Carlow’s St. Mary’s Academy CBS. 

Speaking after the game, Abbey team coach Damian O’Brien was quoted as saying, “We were lucky but we can build on this victory and if we play to our full potential we can win the Drummond Cup.

 

TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB GOLF CLASSIC

Your support is requested for this the 30th Tipperary Supporters Club Annual Golf Classic at the Tipperary Golf and Country Club, Dundrum on Thursday May 21st and Friday May 22nd, 2015. Many of our team participants have been with us since 1986 and we hope you can enter a team again this year. This is one of our major annual fund raising events and we want to continue our support to our management and team as they bid to win the All-Ireland title this year. All funds will be used to defray costs for looking after the team preparation for this year’s championship. 

Please mail your team entry, to John Tierney, Chairman, Tipperary Supporters Club at 105 Laraghcon, Lucan VillageCo. Dublin or email to johntierney105@gmail.com


TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2015

The Tipperary Supporters Club membership for 2015 is now available and continues to grow. 

Membership is €30 per person, unchanged since 2006..

Anybody who would like to take some Supporters Club memberships is welcome to contact Supporters Club PRO, John Coman on 087-9087105 or by email at info@tippsupportersclub.com


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 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.

Burgess GAA Notes 30th March 2015

Shane Maher in action in the 2014 North Semi

Shane Maher in action in the 2014 North Semi

U12:
Well done to U12 football team who defeated Borris-ileigh in Kilcolman last Friday

U 15 Roger Ryan tournament:
Congratulations to Jack Boland and Stephen Kirwan who represented Burgess on the North Tipp team last Saturday in the Roger Ryan tournament. North Tipp were successful in the tournament this year.

U16 Garda Cup tournament:
Well done to Ronan Tucker who represented Burgess on the North Tipp team in the Garda Cup tournament. Unfortunately North Tipp were beaten by Mid-Tipp in the final.

U14 Peadar Cummins tournament:

Well done to Jack O’Keeffe who represented Burgess on North Tipp team in the Peadar Cummins tournament. Unfortunately North Tipp were beaten in the final by Mid-Tipp

Flag Day:

Burgess Juvenile Club are holding their annual flag day in Nenagh on Thursday 2nd April . Please volunteer 1-2 hours for this fundraiser. Please contact any juvenile club officer or the club phone with a time that would suit you.

Senior Hurling:

We begin our senior Hurling campaign on Sunday 5th of April in Nenagh at 6:30pm against Kilruane. Please come out and support the lads.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday night’s 23rd of March’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5,14,19 & 23. The 3x40euro winners were Aidan O’Leary, Ballycuddymore, Seamus Kelly, Nenagh and  Bill Duff, Toomevara: sellers prize Tom Hogan. This week’s draw was in Reidy’s for a jackpot of 5,250euro.

SHC opening fixtures confirmed

05.04.15 (Sun)

Burgess GAA notes 23rd March 2015

Senior Hurling:

Handshake

Our senior hurlers earned their first competitive win of the year on Sunday last against mid opposition in the shape of JK Brackens on Sunday 15th March. We were victorious on a score line of 2-11 to 2-10 in the county senior league in a hard fought encounter. Well done lads! A short match report can be viewed in the club website.

Burgess Team: Brian Sherlock, Paddy Hogan, Johnny Mulqueen, Jack O’Flaherty, Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Timmy Hogan,  Mike O’Flaherty, Peter Gill, Tadgh O’Halloran, Brian Hogan, Noel Gleeson, Keith Nealon, Eoin Leahy Hogan, Stephen Murray. Subs used: Damien O’Brien. Johnny Ryan.

We faced Eire Og Annacarty in the quarter-final of the Dr. Fogarty Cup on Sunday 22nd of March in Annacarty. Our lads put in a storming performance despite being shorthanded and ran out comfortable winners on a score line of 3-16 to 0-13. A short match report can be viewed on the club website.

Team: Brian Sherlock, Paddy Hogan, Johnny Mulqueen, Jack O’Flaherty(0-1), Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Timmy Hogan, Mike O’Flaherty(0-1), Peter Gill(0-1), Danny Ryan, John O’Brien(1-2), Tadgh O’Halloran(0-1), Keith Nealon, Eoin Leahy Hogan(1-1), Stephen Murray(1-8). Subs Used: Conor Gill (0-1), Johnny Ryan, Drew Boland, Bill O’Flaherty, Lee Howard.

Junior A hurling:

Friendly fire - Flattened by Flynner

Our Junior A’s had a good win over Silvermines in the League on Saturday last claiming victory with a final score of 0-21 to 0-11.

Team that started : Brian Sherlock, Keith Mulqueen, Sean Flynn, Drew Boland, Conor Gill, Timmy Hogan, Lee Howard, James Coady, Declan O’Donoghue, Kieran Ryan, Tadgh O’Halloran, Garrett Howard, John O’Brien, Keith Nealon.

Easter Camp:

Our Annual Easter Camp will take place from 31st March to April 2nd from 10 – 1pm. Boys and girls are welcome to attend this camp from aged 6 – 13. They must have attended GAA training in Kilcolman for at least one year as this camp only covers hurling and football . Cost is €20 per child. Please bring a hurley, helmet, boots and gum-shield. Registration will be held on the Monday 31st at 9.45am

U12 Football:

Well done to our u12 footballers who beat Portroe at the weekend!

Burgess GAA Lotto Draw:

There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot the numbers Drawn were 7, 13, 25 & 28.This week’s Draw was in Barry’s of Newtown on Monday the 23rd March. The Jackpot was €5,100 on the night. Next week’s draw will be in Reidy’s Newtown on Monday the 30th March. Best of luck and thank you for your continued support.

Congratulations!

Well done to Aidan O’Flaherty who won his all Ireland u-17 handball semi-final recently 21-15 and 21-1. We all wish him the very best of luck in the All Ireland final.

Club Membership:

Club membership falls due at this time and the rates for membership are as follows:  Adult Players €30, Student and non-playing members €20. The rate for adult players including Gym membership  is €100, students and non-playing members including gym membership is €90. Maria Murray or any club officer can be contacted about renewing or taking up your membership.

Video:

And Another 

Burgess Blitz Annacarty

Burgess v Eire Og Annacarty Dr. Fogarty senior league quarter final.

Warm down

Annacarty made a good start to this Dr. Fogarty League Quarter final registering their first point after only a minute of play. This early score was cancelled out with interest a minute later when John O’Brien took a Stephen Murray pass and crashed the ball to the net.

This set the tone for the rest of the half. Points by Tadgh O’Halloran, John O’Brien and Mike O’Flaherty along with an excellent goal by Eoin Hogan had us in a healthy 2-4 to 0-1 lead with 11 minutes elapsed. Two quick Annacarty points around the 13 minute mark and the Burgess Blitz resumed with another fine goal this time from Stephen Murray. There then followed four more Burgess points to Annacarty’s one for the remainder of the half to leave interval score, Burgess 3-8 to Annacarty’s 0-4. The Burgess points coming from Murray and O’Brien.

Annacarty were slow to come out of the dressing rooms for the second half and Burgess added to their tally inside the first minute with a fine point by Eoin Hogan. Burgess remained dominant with excellent points from play by Peter and Conor Gill. Jack O’Flaherty sallied forth from his corner back position to add his name to the score sheet also with a fantastic long range effort but the scores of the half came from two Murray line balls.

Annacarty finished strongly in a game that was really never in doubt for Burgess with five unanswered pointed frees in the last 10 minute to leave the final score Burgess 3-16 Annacarty 0-13.

Team: Brian Sherlock, Paddy Hogan, Johnny Mulqueen, Jack O’Flaherty(0-1), Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Timmy Hogan, Mike O’Flaherty(0-1), Peter Gill(0-1), Danny Ryan, John O’Brien(1-2), Tadgh O’Halloran(0-1), Keith Nealon, Eoin Leahy Hogan(1-1), Stephen Murray(1-8). Subs Used: Conor Gill(0-1), Johnny Ryan, Drew Boland, Bill O’Flaherty, Lee Howard.

Video:

Goal #1

Goal #2

Goal #3

Burgess v Eire Og Annacarty Dr. Fogarty league Qtr final

Leahy seeks divine inspiration

Leahy seeks divine inspiration

 

We face Eire Og Annacarty in the quarter-final of the Dr Fogarty league in Annacarty on Sunday 22nd of March at 11am *Note change of time. A team we beat in last years league and a game which was also played in Annacarty. See a match report from last years game here.

See below for the rest of the fixtures in the leagues.

 

Dr Fogarty Cup
22.03.15 (Sun)
Quarter Final

CATHAIL S CIOCAM V MONEYGALL

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Mullinahone

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

LORRHA V CAPPAWHITE G.A.A.

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Lorrha

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

ÉIRE ÓG ANACARTY/DONOHILL V BURGESS

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Annacarty

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

MOYCARKEY-BORRIS V NENAGH ÉIRE ÓG

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Littleton

Referee: TBC

James Holohan Cup
22.03.15 (Sun)
Quarter Final

JK BRACKENS V KNOCKAVILLA DONASKEIGH KICKHAMS

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Templemore

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

CLG BÉAL AN ÁTHA V CUMANN CILL NAILE CLG

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Ballina

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

BORRISOKANE V BOHERLAHAN DUALLA

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Borrisokane

Referee: TBC

Jim Devitt Cup
21.03.15 (Sat)
Quarter Final

BALLINGARRY V NA HEALAI

Time: 3 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Davin Park

Referee: TBC

22.03.15 (Sun)
Quarter Final

BORRIS-ILEIGH V UPPERCHURCH-DROMBANE

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Borrisoleigh

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

KILDANGAN V KILRUANE MAC DONAGHS

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Puckane

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

HOLYCROSS/BALLYCAHILL V SILVERMINES

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Holycross

Referee: TBC

Johnny Ryan Cup
20.03.15 (Fri)
Quarter Final

THURLES SARSFIELDS V CLONOULTY/ROSSMORE

Time: 8 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Clonoulty

Referee: TBC

21.03.15 (Sat)
Quarter Final

PORTROE V DRUIM AGUS INSE

Time: 5 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Portroe

Referee: TBC

22.03.15 (Sun)
Quarter Final

TOOMEVARA V TEMPLEDERRY KENYONS

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Saint Michaels Park Toomevara

Referee: TBC

Quarter Final

LOUGHMORE – CASTLEINEY V ROSCREA

Time: 12 00 PM (E.T. Available) , Venue: Castleiney

Referee: TBC

Burgess GAA Notes March 16th 2015

Senior Hurling:

Stephen lines up a free

Stephen lines up a free

 

Our senior hurlers earned their first competitive win of the year on Sunday last against mid opposition in the shape of JK Brackens on Sunday last. We were victorious on a score line of 2-11 to 2-10 in the county senior league in a hard fought encounter. Well done lads! A short match report can be viewed in the club website.

Burgess Team: Brian Sherlock, Paddy Hogan, Johnny Mulqueen, Jack O’Flaherty, Shane Maher, Donagh Maher, Timmy Hogan,  Mike O’Flaherty, Peter Gill, Tadgh O’Halloran, Brian Hogan, Noel Gleeson, Keith Nealon, Eoin Leahy Hogan, Stephen Murray. Subs used: Damien O’Brien. Johnny Ryan.

Please see the Guardian or the club website or social media for further fixture details.

Junior A Hurling:

Our Junior A’s are out on Saturday March 21st in the league against Silvermines in Kilcolman at 5pm. Please check this fixture for late changes in the guardian and the clubs web outlets.

Congratulations!

Well done to Aidan O’Flaherty who won his all Ireland u-17 handball semi-final at the weekend 21-15 and 21-1. We all wish him the very best of luck in the All Ireland final.

Club Membership:

Club membership falls due at this time and the rates for membership are as follows:  Adult Players €30, Student and non-playing members €20. The rate for adult players including Gym membership  is €100, students and non-playing members including gym membership is €90. Maria Murray or any club officer can be contacted about renewing or taking up your membership.

Club Lotto:

There was no winner of last Monday night’s, March 9th, Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 5,6,12 & 25. The 3x40euro winners on the night were Mary Kehoe, Newtown: Teresa Cottrell, Portroe: Christine Flood, Newtown: sellers prize Pat Griffin. This week’s draw was in Ciss Ryan’s for a jackpot of €4,950. Thanks to all our supporters playing such an important part in fundraising for the club and the very best of luck.

Some Video Highlights: