Dear Tipperary Supporter

Declan Fanning retires from Inter County Hurling

Having had the great honour of winning an All Ireland senior hurling medal with Tipperary this year, I have decided to call time on my inter-county hurling career. It was a huge privilege for me to be a member of this great Tipperary hurling panel. I have never worked with a more committed management team or group of players. I am very grateful to Liam Sheedy and his management and backroom team for all the encouragement and support they gave me. I want to thank all the players. We worked hard together but we also had great fun and I shall miss training and hurling with them. I also want to thank my club, Killenaule, for their great loyalty and support during my time playing with Tipperary. Playing inter-county hurling requires lots of sacrifices particularly from players’ families. I want to thank my wife, Lucy, and my family for their great support at all times. Finally, I want to wish Tipperary well for the future. I have no doubt this current group of players will go on to bring many more honours to the county.

Declan Fanning

Tipperary County Board statement on retirement of Declan Fanning

Tipperary County Board is very sorry to hear of Declan Fanning’s retirement from inter-county hurling. Declan served the county with great skill and commitment. His quiet and determined personality was hugely influential on Tipperary’s success this year and he is held in very high regard by his fellow players, by team management and all associated with Tipperary hurling. He epitomised all that is good in the GAA. He will be missed very much. We thank him for his dedicated service and wish him and his family well for the future.

Ger Ryan
PRO, Tipperary County Board
Tel: 086 8149146
Email: pro.tipperary@gaa.ie

To see a player profile of Declan Fanning go to http://tipperary.gaa.ie/seniorhurlingplayerprofiles.html

COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

County SHC Final – Thurles Sarsfields vs. Clonoulty-Rossmore – Match Reports

Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields who defeated Clonoulty-Rossmore by 1-16 to 1-7 in the 2010 County Senior Hurling Final at Semple Stadium Thurles on Sunday. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) won the man of the match award. To read match reports go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie .

Thurles Sarsfields now face Kilmallock of Limerick in the Munster Semi-Final on Sunday14 November in Kilmallock.

OFFICIAL TIPPERARY ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS PHOTO

The official photograph of the Tipperary panel which won the 2010 All Ireland Senior Hurling championship is now on sale. The specially commissioned and framed photograph is the only official team photo and is on sale at €150 each. The photo was taken under Semple Stadium Floodlights on Sunday, October 10. All proceeds from the sale of the photographs will go towards the Tipperary Team Holiday fund. Photos are available from any Team Member, Backroom Team or County Board Officers. They so on sale in Tipperary GAA Shop, Lár na Páirce, Thurles – please phone 0504 22702 for details.

SOUVENIR NUMBER PLATES AND ALL IRELAND MERCHANDISE

There are souvenir 10 TS LIAM and 10 TN LIAM number plates for sale in Lar na Páirce at €5 each with all royalties going to the Tipperary Senior Hurling team holiday fund. Supporters are reminded to be careful buying All Ireland souvenirs where sellers are claiming proceeds are going to the team holiday fund. The only merchandise for sale at present with proceeds going to the holiday fund are the official framed photos (see above) and the souvenir number plates.

AN GHAEILGE AGUS AN CLUB

Mar is eol do chách, is é an club bunchloch an Chumainn ach seachas na cluichí Gaelacha a chur chun cinn agus a fhorbairt ní mor dúinne go léir-ach go háirithe na hoifigigh sna clubanna – aitmaisféar Gaelach a chothú agus an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn sna clubanna agus sa Chumann araon. Tá súil ag Bord an Chontae go mbeidh Oifigeach Gaeilge/Cultúrtha ceaptha i ngach club sa chontae roimh deireadh na bliana. Tá dlúth cheangal ag an gCumann Luthchleas Gael le saibhreas agus le hoidhreacht chultúrtha ar sinsear agus is Í an Aos Óg a chinnteoidh go mbeidh ár dteanga fein slán amach anseo ach go mbeidh deashampla agus spreagadh uathu go géar sna clubanna. Is féidir breis eolais nó moltaí a fháil ó Oifigeach Gaeilge an Chontae agirishculturalofficer.tipperary@gaa.ie .

PREMIER SUPPORTERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
From Tipperary GAA Scene
The Premier Supporters, which are an independent group of Tipperary supporters mainly organised through Facebook, in association with Tipperary Credit Unions, will hold their Tipperary Player of the Year Awards in The Templemore Arms Hotel on Friday November 12 at 9pm. Tickets for this event are priced at €10 and include admission on the night and entry into a draw for 2 Season Tickets for Tipperary’s entire league and championship games in 2011, signed Tipp jerseys and much more. Music will be provided by Erin’s Own followed by a disco. Tickets can be purchase from Phelan’s Market House Roscrea, Brendan’s Bar Roscrea, Templemore Arms Hotel, Long Charlie’s Pub Nenagh and various Credit Unions throughout the county. Templemore Arms Hotel are also doing are great deal on rooms for the night @ €30 per-person sharing or €45 for a single room for full Bed + Breakfast and can be contacted on (0504) 31281. All money raised on the night will be donated to the Tipperary Team Holiday Fund as a thank you for a wonderful year. It is planned to have a celebrity MC on the night as well. To vote for your Player of the Year log on to Facebook and go to Tipperary Supporters Are The Best In The World or e-mail your vote to tippsupportersarethebestintheworld@hotmail.com .

COUNTY SENIOR FOOTBALL FINAL

The county senior football final will be between Loughmore Castleiney and Aherlow at Semple Stadium on Sunday, November 7 at 2.30. Both semi-finals were played on Sunday week. Aherlow defeated Cahir by 0-12 to 1-7 and Loughmore Castleiney defeated defending champions, Moyle Rovers, by 1-9 to 1-5. Aherlow last won the title in 2006 and Loughmore Castleiney last won it in 2004. Aherlow were beaten in last year’s final while the Mid champions made their last final appearance in 2005.

Tipperary Supporters Club Junior Members Birthdays

Congratulations to the following Junior Members who celebrate their birthdays in October. Comhgháirdeas!
Aaron Maher Abby Morey Aidan Ryan Amy Hogan Anna Godfrey Aoife Cully Aoife Vaughan
Babtunde Oshodi Bernadette Hayes Brandow Brunnack Brendan O’Loughlin Brian Roche
Cathal Farrell Cathal Hurley Cathal McLoughlin Cathal Ryan Chloe Smyth Ciara Burke
Ciara Coffey Ciara Darmody Ciara Whelan Ciaran Burns Claire O’Brien Claire Sammon
Clodagh Fallon Colm Hawkes Conall Ryan Conan William Roche Conor Hanley Conor Vaughan
Daniel Burke Darragh Ahearne Darren Mooney David Hayes Dean Ryan Diarmuid O’Brien
Enda Moloney Eoghan Dunne Evan Quigley Fionn Corcoran Gemma Dunican Graham Foran
Ian Shanahan Jack Conway Jack Crawford Jack Larkin Jack Lee Jack Lonergan
Jack McGrath Jack O’Dwyer Jack Ryan James Lynch Jamie Bergin Jamie Houlihan
Jason Dwan Jenny Quirke John Connolly John Ryan Julianne Shine Keith Morris
Kevin Kearney Kirsty Cunningham Laura Burns Laura Donnelly Lauren Maher
Lauren Toombs Leah Ryan Leanne Hickey Martin Sadlier Mary Dillon Matthew Farrelly
Michael Joyce Michael McCloskey Michael Wade Micheal Dunne Naoise Ryan
Niall Heffernan Noel Og Stapleton Padraig Maher Patrick Fahy Jnr Paul O’Neill
Philip Quirke Robert Barton Rodika Kennedy Ross Blackmore Ross Bonnar
Sadhbh Coffey Sarah Hallett Sarah Teehan Seamus O Callaghan Seamus O’Meara
Sean Bourke Shane Davis Shauna O’Dwyer Siobhan Nic Eoin Stephen Carroll
Stephen Lonergan Stephen Patk Grogan William Jones

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Discounts for Tipperary Supporters Club members

A new Nenagh based company, MySaver offers a FREE money saving Discount Card that can be used right now in restaurants, shops, diy stores, etc.. across Tipperary, and eventually across Ireland.
They are currently just getting off the ground and are looking for people to join MySaver. They are running a promotion to encourage you to join. This means that our Supporters Club can receive €1 for everyone who registers for a MySaver card!

Once you have a MySaver card, you can check the www.mysaver.ie website to see what current offers are available.
You can even pick your favourite shopping categories, and MySaver will text you (texts are FREE) whenever there’s offers available of interest to you.

We’ve set a target of Supporters Club members we hope will join MySaver. Each Euro we get helps us reach our target. This we receive, guaranteed. If we reach our target we also qualify for their Grand Draw of €1000. The MySaver service is completely FREE, and is well worth a look. The deadline for joining has been extended to November 30th so don’t delay.
Join online here http://www.mysaver.ie/register-user-card.php or local call 0818 300 160

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