PREMIER SONG COMPETITION

From Tipperary GAA Scene www.tipperarygaa.ie
Congratulations to Seamus Doran from Roscrea who composed “The Mighty Blue and Gold”, which won the Premier Song Competition final in the Premier Hall, Thurles on Saturday night last, May 23rd. All 9 songs in the final were excellent and were greeted enthusiastically by the large audience. The judges had a difficult job to select the best song but there was great jubilation when the well known song writer and singer from Roscrea was declared the winner. The song will be released on CD shortly. We hope to hear renditions of “The Mighty Blue and Gold” from Tipperary supporters all the way to September in Croke Park! The judges were Geraldine Delaney, who is musical director and arranger with newly formed Vince Productions, Paul Collins from Today FM, and Tipp senior hurling selector, Michael Ryan.

The supporting acts from Scór were of a very high standard and showed the great musical, dancing and acting talent of all ages around the county. There was a special guest appearance by the Tipperary Hurling Panel group comprising players Pat Kerwick, Shane Maher and Brendan Maher, masseur Mick Clohessy and County Secretary Tim Floyd. Their voices and musical talent certainly match their hurling skills so we expect to hear more from them on the entertainment scene around Tipperary!

The Song Competition was a novel way to celebrate the GAA’s 125th anniversary in Tipperary so well done to the 125th Anniversary Committee for such an entertaining initiative. Special praise must go to County Secretary, Tim Floyd and County Vice Chairman, Sean Nugent whose brainchild this competition was and who worked so hard with the rest of the 125 Committee to bring their idea to such rewarding and entertaining fruition. Tim and Sean are denying reports that they plan to have a go at Eurovision next year! Our thanks are also due to Tipp FM for organising and promoting this competition in conjunction with the County Board, to Fran Curry of Tipp FM and Aoife O’Brien from Cahir who compered on the night, to the judges, to the composers of all the songs entered, to the performers of the songs and the supporting acts, to all who helped organise the competition and finally to all the people who supported the competition by texting their preferences to Tipp FM and turning up in the Premier Hall for the final. Well done to all of you.

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PREMIER SONG COMPETITION

From Tipperary GAA Scene www.tipperarygaa.ie
The grand final of the Premier Song Competition takes place this Saturday night, May 23rd in the Premier Hall, Thurles starting at 8pm sharp. The 9 qualifying songs have been chosen at this stage and all will perform live on Saturday night. There will also be entertainment provided by some of Tipperary’s best Scór performers and the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel. The nine qualifying songs are A) Pride in the Jersey, composed by Mark and Denis Carey of Newport; B) The Mighty Blue and Gold, composed by Seamus Doran of Roscrea; C) Proud Tiobraid Árann composed by Finbarr O’Reailly of Cahir; D) The Blue and Gold composed by Paul Ryan of Roscrea; E) Tipperary, The Blue and Gold composed by Éanán Patterson of Dublin; F) Premier Men by Kevin Gleeson and John Flynn of Cashel; G) The Mascot by Nick McCarthy and Elco Beckers of Bansha; H) Tipperary Abú by Ken Horne and Elco Beckers of Clonmel and I) Rambling through Tipperary by Eamonn Butler of Templederry. Tickets at €10 each are available from all Tipperary GAA clubs, Lár na Páirce Thurles (0504 22702) and Tipp FM Clonmel (052 25299). A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed so make sure to book your tickets as soon as possible.

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PREMIER SONG COMPETITION

Anticipation is growing as the search for the Premier GAA Supporters Song reaches the elimination stages this week with the entries being short listed to nine. All the songs were played over the last week on Tipp Fm’s Classic Cafe programme and the listeners text voted their three favourites. The adjudication panel are now selecting a further six to join the listeners’ choices and the nine chosen entries will compete for the €2,500 “winner takes all” prize in the Grand Finale at the Premier Hall Thurles on Sat May 23rd. On that night you will also see Scór at its best in Tipperary with items from senior and juvenile Scór in the county and we are also promised a rare surprise treat from some of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Camp with the full permission of the manager who will test his selection skills in a different way. Tickets for the night are just €10 and can be purchased from any Tipp Gaa Club secretary, from the Lár na Pairce shop or Tipp Fm Clonmel. So book your seat early as this special 125th GAA Anniversary celebration event promises to be a sellout.

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