Tipp Supporters Club News Update 11JULY 2012

Congratulations to this weeks winner of Tipp Junior Supporters Club Weekly draw who is Emma Torpey from Aglish National School

MUNSTER SENIOR HURLING FINAL
FROM TIPPERARY GAA SCENE BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN
We extend best wishes for success to the Tipperary senior hurlers and management for the Munster senior hurling final against Waterford on Sunday next July 15 at 4pm at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Tipperary will be seeking their 40th Munster senior hurling title while Waterford are seeking their 10th title. Tickets are still on sale for the game and supporters are reminded that tickets will be €5 cheaper if purchased in advance of Sunday. The winners will qualify for the All-Ireland semi-final on August 19 while the losers qualify for the All-Ireland quarter-finals on July 29 along with Kilkenny and the winners of Cork v Wexford and Limerick v Clare.
Referee: Cathal McAllister (Cork). For full details on match tickets, rail fares and a Skoda 0-60 interview with Gearóid Ryan go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie
Team News
The Tipperary senior hurling team to play Waterford in the Munster SH championship final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday shows 1 change from the team which started the semi-final against Limerick. Lar Corbett will start in place of the injured Gearoid Ryan. The team is:
1. Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange)
2. Conor O’Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty)
3. Paul Curran (Mullinahone) Captain
4. Michael Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields)
5. Thomas Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons)
6. Conor O’Mahony (Newport)
7. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)
8. Brendan Maher (Borris–Ileigh)
9. Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch)
10. Pa Bourke (Thurles Sarsfields)
11. Patrick Maher (Lorrha & Dorrha)
12. Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields)
13. Brian O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
14. John O’Brien (Toomevara)
15. Noel McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB TICKET DRAW WINNERS
Congratulations to the following who each won a pair of stand tickets to Sunday’s matches in the draw among adult members of the Tipperary Supporters Club. You can still join up and be entered in the next draw, see below for details on how to join.
Gerry Nolan, 61 Hazel Lawn, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Sinead Fay, Beakstown, Holycross, Thurles.
Tom Ryan, Shane, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Michael Bourke, C/o Jackie Shanahan. Limerick Road, Roscrea.
Eric Smart, Irishtown, Clonmel.
ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MINOR HURLING FINAL
Tipperary will attempt to win their first Munster minor hurling title since 2007 when they take on 3-in-a-row seeking Clare at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday next July 15 at 2pm. We wish the players and management the very best of luck in their quest to win Tipperary’s 37th title. Clare are seeking their 5th title.
MUNSTER SENIOR AND MINOR HURLING FINALS PARKING
Munster Hurling Final, Sunday 15th July 2012. Supervised parking available,5 mins walk from Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the grounds of Cork Con FC, Templehill.Bar also open from 12.00. All Tipperary supporters are welcome. Cars €5, Mini Busses – Free.
Updated directions to Cork Constitution FC approaching from Dublin
Thanks to John Bourke, a Tipp Supporter living in Cork, for these updated directions.
1. Take the2nd exit onto the N25 (signposted South Ring) at the Jack Lynch Tunnel.
2. Take the1st exit (signposted Mahon, Blackrock), then at traffic signals turn rightonto the R852.
3. Continuestraight on this road going past Mahon Point Shopping Centre on the R852.
4. Turn lefton to the skehard road and continue straight until you come to traffic lights.
5. At the traffic lights at the top of the skehard road keep right. You will passby the Silver Key bar – R852.
6. Cork ConstitutionFC is on the left at the top of the hill.
TIPPERARY V WEXFORD SENIOR FOOTBALL
Good luck to the Tipperary senior footballers and management for their All Ireland senior football championship round 2 game against Wexford on Saturday afternoon, July 14 at 3pm. Tipperary and Wexford last met in a championship game in 2005 when Tipperary won the Tommy Murphy Cup final by 3-10 to 0-15 at Croke Park. Their only other senior football championship meeting was the 1918 All Ireland final which was played on February 16 1919 at Croke Park and which Wexford won by 0-5 to 0-4 to capture their 4th consecutive title.
ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL
Congratulations to the Tipperary minor footballers and management on retaining the Munster minor title by defeating Kerry by 2-14 to 1-14 after coming back from a 7 point half time deficit at Pairc na nGael in Limerick. This is the first time for Tipperary to retain the title since 1935 and the first time Kerry have ever lost 2 Munster minor football championship games in the same season. Tipperary will play the losers of the Connacht minor football final between Mayo and Roscommon which will be played next Sunday.
HURLING QUALIFIERS
Semple Stadium will be busy on Saturday with the Tipperary v Wexford football game followed by the round 3 hurling qualifiers between Cork and Wexford at 5pm and Limerick and Clare at 7pm. Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla will referee the Cork v Wexford game and we wish him and his umpires and linesmen well.
COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2
The draw has been made for Round 2 of the County Senior Hurling championship and has resulted in the following pairings: 1) Loser of Drom and Inch/Loughmore Castleiney v Moneygall; 2) Killenaule v Kildangan; 3) Winner of Kilruane MacDonaghs / Knockavilla Kickhams v Borris-Ileigh; 4) Nenagh Éire Óg v Burgess; 5) Borrisokane v Loser of Cappawhite / Clonoulty Rossmore; 6) Ballingarry v Lorrha Dorrha; 7) Roscrea v Loser of Cashel King Cormacs / Éire Óg Annacarty and 8) JK Brackens v Templederry Kenyons. Fixture dates for these games have not been confirmed as yet.
FRIENDS OF TIPPERARY FOOTBALL GOLF CLASSIC
The Friends of Tipperary Football Golf Classic sponsored by Mr. Mister, Mitchelstown & Cahir goes ahead in Cahir Park Golf Club next Friday, July 13 (South & West Divisions). Cost per team of 4 is 120 euro and times are still available on timesheet. Tee sponsorship is available at 50 euro. Many thanks to do those who have already booked their tee times and to tee sponsors. Details of timesheet available from John Costigan (PRO) 087 7630154 or from any member of Friends Committee. North and Mid Divisions will be played in Nenagh and Thurles on Friday, August 10, with the Grand Final (6 teams to qualify) in Tipperary Golf Club on Saturday, August 18.
NEWPORT/BALLINAHINCH CAMOGIE FEILE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Newport/Ballinahinch Camogie Club who defied all the odds by winning the All-Ireland Division 1 Camogie Feile na nGael last weekend. On Thursday, they defeated their hosts Lucan Sarsfields on their home ground and followed this up at the same venue on Friday with victories over St Judes Dublin and Pilltown Kilkenny to finish top of their group. In the semi-final on Friday night they saw off Ballyboden Gaels in a tight battle at a wet and heavy St Perigrines GAA Grounds in Blanchardstown with the final score 2-0 to 0-3. On Saturday it was a dream come true for these young girls to play on the sacred sod of Croke Park and their dream seemed to be under threat as an appeal from the other semi-final looked like causing a deferment. Despite a three and a half hour delay the final went ahead with Davitts of Galway as opposition. The game was close all through until the Tipp representatives scored two goals in the final minutes to end up worthy winners on a sco reline 3-3 to 0-2. Well done to this wonderful team from Newport, Birdhill, Ballinahinch and Rearcross which only two years ago was playing in “C” competition and has proven what hard work and commitment can achieve. Hard luck to Kilruane MacDonaghs, Tipp’s representatives in the Féile Hurling, who won their opening game against their hosts Clontarf but lost to Na Fianna and Sarsfields in their other group games.
THURLES SARSFIELDS INTERNATIONAL HURLING FESTIVAL
July 13 and 14 next will see over one thousand players from Ireland and overseas descend on Thurles for a two day International Festival of Hurling with teams from all over Ireland and London competing for the Tom Semple Cup, which will be defended by London side, Kilburn Gaels. In association with the GAA, Thurles Sarsfields GAA Club, Shannon Development and a host of regional partnerships and bodies, the two day weekend event will serve up a feast of hurling activity with clubs and teams competing for a range of cups and silverware. Events taking place include the Association’s social and recreational game, Camán Abú which will be showcased competitively at the Ursuline Convent Thurles on Saturday, July 14. Any club or social team can participate. For full details on entering, visit justplay.gaa.ie. The European Board will also play the final round of their European Hurling and Camogie Championships in Thurles on Saturday, July 14. Teams from Switzerland, Sweden, Lux embourg, Netherlands, France, Belgium and Spain amongst others will compete over the course of the day to become the 2012 European Champions. Among the events will be Hurl Ball and Road Bowling. Hurl ball is played in handball alleys with players using their hurleys in a new game largely based on handball rules. It is growing in popularity among current and former players. In Road Bowling, the Michael Cusack Cup will be presented to the winners of a special interprovincial men’s competition, which will have contestants representing all four provinces. In tandem with this event the Munster Girls U18 final will also be played at Thurles. For more information visithttp://www.thurlessarsfields.gaa.ie and www.justplay.gaa.ie. Well done to Thurles Sarsfields and all associated with these events on their initiative and effort and we wish them every success for the festival.
Westside
To read Westside please go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB 2012 MEMBERSHIP
Ryan Motor Power, the official SKODA dealership in Tipperary is the new sponsor of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme. Visit the Ryan Motor Power website at http://www.ryanmotorpower.com/contentv3/ or call 052 6180323. Ryan Motor Power are offering the following special discounts for members of the Tipperary Supporters Club: 10% off all servicing for all makes of car and 10% off all accessories purchased. Just quote your 2012 membership number to claim the discount from Ryan Motor Power.
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
As part of our annual membership drive and to increase awareness of the Tipperary Supporters Club in our 25th year we’ve joined the world of social media with a Tipperary Supporters Club Facebook page and Twitter account. Information on how to join in below.
Facebook
Once you have a Facebook account go to www.facebook.com/TippSupportersClub and “Like” our page. You can visit our page for up to date membership information, the Facebook page will have lots of information including player and squad updates, relevant stories, match reports and all things of interest to Tipperary Hurling. There’s plenty of room for comments or to post pictures and photos of interest – so please join in. Photos from the Launch are posted there.
Twitter
If you are a Twitter user, follow us @TippSupporters – the twitter account is a great way to get up to the minute information in a really quick and concise manner. Our Twitter account will also gather other Tipperary information of interest such as match updates – before the media has them, squad information and the thoughts of players, journalists and other interested parties.
Remember even if you don’t already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can registers in a couple of minutes at www.facebook.com and www.twitteb.com
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for 2012 is proving to be a popular buy and is now available on www.tippsupportersclub.com and with usual local sellers. The member’s gift is a specially produced Tipperary Supporters bag. This bag is proving versatile as a shoe/boot bag and as a match day bag. In addition each Adult Membership Card will be accompanied by a Tipperary Supporters Car/Window Sticker. Adult Members will be entered in Ticket Draws for five pairs of stand tickets
before each of Tipperary’s 2012 Munster and All-Ireland championship games. They will also be entered in a Draw for an All-Ireland Hurling Weekend stay at the Four Star Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin (match tickets included). Also members can access a discount scheme and will get Championship and League team announcements by text as well as regular updates by email on team news and events. Adult Membership will cost €30 (unchanged since 2005). Supporters can join on line on www.tippsupportersclub.com by credit card or debit/laser c Please pass on this email to your friends.
Keep up with all the news on www.tippsupportersclub.com, www.tipperary.gaa.ie, www.hoganstand.com and www.munstergaa.ie.
Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.
John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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