London Tipps’ Annual Dinner-Dance

London Tipperary Association (Founded 1952)

Press Release

2009 Annual Dinner-Dance
Crown Moran Hotel
Saturday October 24th

Tipperary Captains to be the toast of Exiles
London Tipps’ Annual Dinner-Dance

The Liam MacCarthy Cup may not be present at this year’s London Tipperary Annual Dinner-Dance but its absence on Saturday October 24th should not affect another great night of celebration for the Premier County’s Exiles in London, according to long-serving Association Life-President and Lorrha native- Tom Milne.
"We all know things could have been so different in Croke Park on September 6th but that is no reason not to recognise the tremendous achievement and performance of the Tipperary hurlers on that day. Still only regarded as an emerging team, Tipperary have the distinction of giving Kilkenny – deservedly hailed as the greatest ever team, two of their toughest matches this year and were it not for some sheer bad luck and some miraculous goal-keeping then the ‘Blue and Gold’ would surely have prevailed on All-Ireland Final Day"
Apart from welcoming some members of the hurling team, including joint-captains Conor O’Mahony and Willie Ryan and rising Lorrha star Padraig ‘Bonner’ Maher, who successfully defended their Munster title, Tom Milne’s and his fellow London Tipperary Association committee members including chairman John Whyte are also delighted to welcome the Tipperary football captain – Andrew Morrissey who led his side to an historic National Football League (Division 3) title following a memorable victory over Down in Longford last April under the guidance of charismatic Kerryman – John Evans.
"It takes some individual to get Tipperary men excited about football and that credit must surely go to the amazing John Evans. His genuine regret when Tipperary’s U21s were denied a Munster title by Cork with a last minute goal was one of the images of the GAA calendar but just like the county’s hurlers there are genuinely promising times ahead for Tipperary’s footballers and it’s been many, many decades since that was the case!" concluded Drangan native – John Whyte.
Over two hundred and fifty diners will be making their way to the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway for the Bank Holiday weekend function.
Entertainment will once again be provided by the magnificent Barry Owen Band.

Tickets enquiries can be made to the London Tipperary Association’s Life President – Tom Milne (00 44) (0) 20 7387 7739.
Mob: (00 44 (0) 7956 938187.
Chairman – John Whyte (00 44) (0) 20 8641 9977.
Mob: (00 44 (0) 7889 060191.
President – Gus Casey (00 44) (0) 20 8422 0596. Mob: (00 44 (0) 7939

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