Paudie Butler, GAA National Hurling Co-ordinator launched and conducted the draw for this year’s Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling championship at the Dundrum House Hotel Golf and Country Club, on Friday night. This annual inter-county festival of hurling is in its 23rd year and twelve counties will be taking part on the weekend of 28th and 29th August.

The competition is organised by Tipperary GAA Bord na nÓg and is sponsored by the Tipperary Supporters Club (www.tippsupportersclub.com  )

Tipperary tops the roll of honour for this competition with ten titles. Galway are next with seven titles. Kilkenny with three titles and Clare and Wexford with one are the only other counties on the roll of honour. Tipperary are the reigning champions having defeated Galway in last year’s decider.

As well as Paudie Butler the attendance at the launch included Barry O’Brien, County Senior Board Chairman; Seán Creamer, County Bord na nÓg Chairman and John Tierney, Chairman of Tipperary Supporters Club. Representatives from a number of the competing counties were also in attendance.

The complete draw is as follows:

Group 1 – Antrim, Limerick, Tipperary

Group 2 – Clare, Dublin, Kilkenny,

Group 3 – Waterford, Galway, Cork

Group 4 – Offaly, Wexford,  Laois

The group rounds and the semi finals will be played on Saturday 28th August. The top team in each group will qualify for the Tipperary Supporters Club semi finals and the second placed team in each group will qualify for the Shield semi finals. In the semi-finals groups 1 and 4 will play and groups 2 and 3 will play.  Both finals will be played on Sunday 29th August. The venues for the group stages will be in West Tipperary clubs and the finals are scheduled for Semple Stadium.

Players from the local Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams club took part in the launch in the colours of the 12 competing counties.

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Christy Cooney, Uachtarán, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael launched this year’s Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling championship at the County Tipperary Golf and Country Club, Dundrum on Friday night. This annual inter-county festival of hurling is in its 22nd year and twelve counties will be taking part on the weekend of 29th and 30th August.

The competition is organised by Tipperary GAA Bord na nÓg and is kindly sponsored by the Tipperary Supporters Club (www.tippsupportersclub.com  )

Tipperary tops the roll of honour for this competition with nine titles. Galway are next with seven titles. Kilkenny with three titles and Clare and Wexford with one are the only other counties on the roll of honour. Wexford are the reigning champions having defeated Kilkenny in last year’s decider to claim their first title.

As well as Christy Cooney the attendance at the launch included Barry O’Brien, County Senior Board Chairman; Seán Creamer, County Bord na nÓg Chairman and John Tierney, Chairman of Tipperary Supporters Club.  Representatives from a number of the competing counties were also in attendance.

The complete draw is as follows:

Group 1 – Wexford, Limerick, Offaly

Group 2 – Cork, Waterford, Galway

Group 3 – Westmeath, Kilkenny, Dublin

Group 4 – Clare, Tipperary, Antrim

The group rounds and the semi finals will be played on Saturday 29th August. The top team in each group will qualify for the Tipperary Supporters Club semi finals and the second placed team in each group will qualify for the Shield semi finals. Both finals will be played on Sunday 30th August. The venues for the group stages will be in South Tipperary clubs and the finals are scheduled for Semple Stadium. 

The attached photograph of the launch shows players from the local Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams club in the colours of the 12 competing counties with guests of honour John Tierney, Chair, Tipperary Supporters Club; Seán Creamer, Chair, Bord na nÓg Thiobraid Árann; Criostóir Ó Cuana, Uachtarán, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael; and Barry O’Brien, Cathaoirleach, Bord Chontae Thiobraid Árann.

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The launch of this year’s Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling championship was held at Hayes Hotel, Thurles on Friday night. This annual inter-county festival of hurling is in its 21st year and twelve counties will be taking part on the weekend of 30th and 31st August.

Tipperary tops the roll of honour for this competition with nine titles. Galway are next with seven titles.  Kilkenny with three titles and Clare with one are the only other counties on the roll of honour.  Tipperary are the reigning champions having defeated Dublin by 1-21 to 0-5 in last year’s decider.

The attendance at the launch included John Costigan, County Senior Board Chairman; Michael Lonergan, County Bord na nÓg Chairman, John Coman, P.R.O. of Tipperary Supporters Club and Tim Floyd, County Secretary. Representatives from a number of the competing counties were also in attendance.

The draws for this year’s championship resulted in Tipperary being paired with Offaly and Antrim in Group 1. 

The complete draw is as follows:

Group 1
Offaly, Antrim, Tipperary

Group 2
Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford

Group 3
Galway, Laois, Wexford

Group 4
Cork, Clare, Dublin

The group rounds and the semi finals will be played on Saturday 30th August.  The top team in each group will qualify for the Tipperary Supporters Club semi finals and the second placed team in each group will qualify for the Shield semi finals.  Both finals will be played on Sunday 31st August.  The venues and times of all matches have to be confirmed.

The victorious Tipperary team in the 2007 final against Dublin was: Paul Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane); Jack Fennelly (Ballingarry), Shane Maher (Nenagh Eire Óg), Sean Harty (Upperchurch-Drombane); Liam Butler (Moyne-Templetuohy), Denis Maher (Durlas Óg), Sean McCormack (Borris-Ileigh); Ruairi Gleeson (Kildangan), Adrian Cleere (Ballingarry); John O’Dwyer (Killenaule), Thomas Butler (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Sean Curran (Mullinahone); Aidan McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Kenneth Horgan (Knockavilla Kickhams), Michael Ivors (Ballingarry).
The other panel members were Padraig Heffernan (Clonoulty-Rossmore), Alan Hogan (Shannon Rovers), William Ryan (Clonakenny), Billy Heffernan (Nenagh Eire Óg), Aidan Fogarty (J.K. Brackens), Stephen Maher (Durlas Óg), Shay Heelan (Knockavilla Kickhams), Paddy Grace (Toomevara), Conor O’Meara (Toomevara), Eoin O’Connell (Fethard), Michael Russell (Durlas Óg

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