Dear Tipperary Supporter

From Tipperary GAA Scene column by acting County PRO Ed Donnelly

Tipperary lost to Kilkenny in a high scoring match on Sunday last by 5-20 to 5-

14. Strangely, the three losers in round 1 all won in round 2 so Tipperary and

the other five teams in Division 1A are all tied on two points. Tipperary’s next

match in the Allianz Hurling League will see All-Ireland champions Clare coming

to Semple Stadium on Sunday week March 9th

preceded by Tipperary’s Allianz Football League Round 4 game between the same

two counties with a 12:45pm throw-in.


Tipperary will play Wexford in a Senior Hurling Challenge game on Saturday next

at 2:00pm in Kilsheelan with all proceeds in aid of the local Kilsheelan-
Kilcash Juvenile and Senior Club.


Tipperary defeated Kilkenny by 3-16 to 1-11 in an Under 21 Hurling Development

Challenge on Sunday morning last played in the O’Loughlin Gaels pitch.


Tipperary will make the trip to Ruislip on Sunday next March 2nd to take on

London. Throw-in for this round 3 match is at 2:00pm and while Tipperary will

be hoping to add to the three points already gained in their first two matches,

they will be mindful of the progress made by London in recent years, reaching the

Connacht Final last year and playing in Croke Park.



Tipperary defeated Louth by 1-11 to 1-8 in round 3 of the Leinster Minor Football

League. This ends their involvement with Tipperary recording a win, draw

and loss in their three matches. In total, 15 counties entered this competition

which provides valuable competitive action for teams as they prepare for their

respective Provincial Championships. Tipperary are drawn to play Waterford in

the first round of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Football Championship

on Wednesday April 16th.


Thanks to all the clubs who supported our All County Quiz last Friday night.

In all we had 46 clubs participating in 40 venues throughout the county with

approximately 300 tables taking part. The winners from all the venues will

convene in the Dome on Friday March 14th for the County Final and battle it out

for the €2,000 first prize plus a possible opportunity to represent Tipperary in the

All-Ireland Scór Final in Castlebar in April.


The draws for the County Senior Football Championship took place on Monday

below. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the knockout stages

where they will be joined by the Divisional champions. The defending champions

on Fraher Field Dungarvan.

. 18 clubs will take part and will be split in to four groups as listed

Loughmore-Castleiney will play Thomas MacDonaghs in their first match in Group

Group 1 – Aherlow, Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Galtee Rovers, Fethard

Group 2 – Clonmel Commercials, Arravale Rovers, Moyne-Templetuohy, Cahir,

Group 3 – Loughmore-Castleiney, Thomas MacDonaghs, Ardfinnan, JK Brackens,

Group 4 – Moyle Rovers, Eire Og Annacarty, Moycarkey-Borris, Killenaule.


The draws for the 2014 County Intermediate Hurling Championship took place

on Monday night February 24th. A total of 22 teams will take part split in to

four groups as listed below. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the

knockout stages where they will be joined by the Divisional champions. The 4

group runners up play the 4 divisional champions in the preliminary quarter final,

while the 4 group winners will play the 4 preliminary round winners in the quarter

finals. The 2013 runners-up Moyne-Templetuohy will play Kilsheelan-Kilcash in

their first round game while newly promoted Moycarkey-Borris will take on Cahir

in their opening match.

Group 1 – Lattin-Cullen, Gortnahoe-Glengoole, Arravale Rovers, Grangemockler,

Group 2 – Newport, Thurles Sarsfields, Moyle Rovers, Rockwell Rovers,

Moycarkey-Borris, Cahir

Group 3 – Moyne-Templetuohy, Kilsheelan-Kilcash, St. Marys Clonmel, Golden-
Kilfeacle, Sean Treacys, Holycross-Ballycahill

Group 4 – Drom & Inch, Ballinahinch, Shannon Rovers, Ballybacon-Grange,


The first round of the County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup gets underway this

weekend with 16 matches down for decision.


Tipperary GAA and Coiste Scór an Chontae would like to wish the very best to our

representatives in the All Ireland Finals of Scór na n-Óg in Castlebar on Sunday

next. Go néirí go geal le club Seán Treacy’s sa Tráth na gCeist. This is the first

All-Ireland under the new rules and our young people will be competing in a 32

county contest. Tá súil againn go mbeidh an – lá acu sa chomórtas.

The Borris-Ileigh club will represent us in the léiriú stáitse – with a wonderful

depiction of the legacy that is and was the life of Brian. Tá éacht déanta acu

cheana féin agus gúimid gach rath is seán orthu sa Chraobh. This competition is

also new and novel in its presentation and Borris-Ileigh have met that challenge

and produced an excellent Drama for Scór. Best of luck to you all.



The Weekly GAA Draw continues LIVE on Tipp FM this Friday on Seamus Martin’s

programme around 10.30am. €1,000 Lotto Jackpot will be drawn along with 5

x €200 prizes (if Jackpot not won, an additional 5 x €200 lucky dip prizes will be

drawn. So, tune into Seamus Martin on Tipp FM this Friday and every Friday

(except on the first Friday of every month when the Monthly Draw takes place).


Roscrea Community College and Cashel Community College have qualified for

the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Senior B Hurling Final. In the semi-finals

played on Friday last, Roscrea CC defeated St. Mary’s Newport by 1-9 to 2-2 while

Cashel CC defeated Colaiste Iosaef Kilmallock by 4-7 to 0-12. Fixture details for the

final will be posted here next week.

Congratulations to UCC aided by Clonmel Commercials players Michael Quinlivan

and Shane Power on their victory in the Sigerson Cup last weekend. Michael

scored a point from play in both the semi-final versus NUI Maynooth and the

final against University of Ulster Jordanstown to help the Cork college to what

on paper was an unlikely success given the caliber of player on the other colleges

involved. However, UCC proved that a team will always come out on top against a

collection of individuals and their gutsy displays over the weekend were a tribute

to the players and their management team led by Cork’s Billy Morgan. Well done

to Queens University Belfast and their organization in ensuring the weekend was

The Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals take place on this coming Friday hosted by Queens

University Belfast. At 2:30pm, LIT will play WIT while at 4:30pm, UCC will play

CIT. The final is fixed for this Saturday at 4:15pm. In the Quarter-Finals played last

week, there was a notable Tipperary involvement with the colleges involved.

CIT defeated NUI Galway by 2-22 to 0-11 with John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)

scoring 0-7 for CIT (0-4 from play). David Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields) and Conor

Hammersley (Clonoulty-Rossmore, 0-1) also started for CIT while Michael O’Brien

(Thurles Sarsfields) was introduced as a sub. Kevin Flynn (Nenagh Eire Og) was in

goal for NUI Galway.

LIT defeated UL by 2-16 to 1-13 with Martin Minehan (Kildangan), Philip Ivors

(Ballingarry – scorer of 1-3) and Mark Gennery (Portroe, 0-2) on the LIT starting

team. UL included Jason Forde (Silvermines – scorer of 1-6, 1-0 from play),

Shane Hassett (Drom & Inch), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan-KIlcash), Brian Stapleton

(Templederry Kenyons) and Tommy Heffernan (Nenagh Eire Og, 0-2) in their

WIT defeated DIT by 1-21 to 1-14 after extra time. WIT’s goal was scored by Liam

McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) while Tomas Hamill (Killea) played at wing-back.

Kieran Bergin (Killenaule) scored four points from play for DIT.

Finally, defending champions UCC defeated UCD by 1-20 to 1-15 led by captain

James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane, scorer of 1-1) with Stephen Maher (Thurles

Sarsfields) and Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh, 0-2) on the UCC starting line-up.

The UCC coach is former Thurles Sarsfields and Tipperary hurler Eddie Enright

while Thomas Butler (Clonoulty-Rossmore) and Bobby Bergin (Clonakeny) are also

on the UCC panel.

For more details on the feast of hurling activity at Queens University Belfast this

weekend, check out www.gaafestival.com.


A busy weekend of GAA activity began on Friday evening continuing in to

Saturday last as the GAA Annual Congress took place in Croke Park. Numerous

motions were debated with a Moyle Rovers motion restricting the minor grade

at inter-county level to U17s and U18s being one of the notable ones which

was passed. Other notable motions to pass included a) that interfering with an

opponent’s headgear be punished with a straight red card and b) that a player

guilty of racist behaviour during a game be ordered off. The so called Anthony

Nash motion was withdrawn before Congress and will be dealt with by Central

Council. Finally, congratulations and best wishes to the new President Elect Aogán

Congratulations to Derek O’Mahony (Ardfinnan) who refereed the M Donnelly

Interprovincial Football Final at Croke Park on Sunday in Tuam which resulted in

a victory for Connacht over Ulster. Derek’s umpires on the day were Liam Barrett,

Paddy Noonan, Ger Meagher and Johnny O’Callaghan.


Following the recent refurbishment of Lár na Páirce in Thurles, this museum,

provides an attractive venue for school tours. The interactive exhibits tell the

story of Gaelic Games from the earliest times through the use of modern audio/

visual technology. To book you guided tour, please ring 0504-22702 or e-mail

larnapaircemuseum@gmail.com. See our website at www.larnapairce.ie.
Nenagh Eire Og Newsletter

Enda O’Sullivan has asked us to include this link to the Nenagh Eire Og Newsletter:



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Supporters can join on line on
www.tippsupportersclub.com by credit card or debit/laser card. If you want to give membership as a present, a gift voucher is available on the website. Also on the website details are available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help if members could join by direct debit. We will make contact with those members who have joined by direct debit in previous years. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy,13 Castleknock Close, Dublin 15 (086-3580718, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com ).
Junior Membership is free on
www.tippsupportersclub.com and existing Junior Members will be automatically renewed and do not need to make contact unless they wish to update their contact details. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

The Committee is actively seeking more people interested in helping the Tipperary hurling effort. The plan is to extend the adult membership base further and anybody who would like to take some Supporters Club memberships to join up their friends is welcome to contact Supporters Club PRO, John Coman on 087-9087105 or by email at info@tippsupportersclub.com .

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