Dear Tipperary Supporter,

Congratulations to this weeks winner of Tipp Junior Supporters Club Weekly draw who is Shannon Brown  from Drom and Inch Camogie


We wish the Under 21 hurlers and management the very best of luck for the Munster final against Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis on Wednesday, August 8 at 7.15pm.


The Tipperary team shows 1 change from the team that started the semi-final against Limerick. Jason Forde comes into the team at right corner forward in place of Eanna Murray. The team is

1.      Paul Ryan (Upperchurch Drombane)

2.      Stephen Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

3.      Andrew Ryan (Toomevara)

4.      Pa Ryan (Clonakenny)

5.      Willie Ryan (Clonakenny)

6.      Brian Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons)

7.      Justin Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

8.      Denis Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

9.      Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)

10.  John O’Dwyer (Killenaule) Captain

11.  Sean Curran (Mullinahone)

12.  Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

13.  Jason Forde (Silvermines)

14.  Cian Hogan (Lorrha & Dorrha)

15.  Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

The game will be refereed by John Sexton of Cork. Given the expected large attendance   this match will be all ticket and seating will not be reserved. Please note that Juveniles will require a ticket. Supporters are strongly advised to purchase their tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee that there will be tickets for sale on the night due to the demand.  The limited stand and sideline seats will not be reserved as they are on a first come first served basis. We urge all Tipperary supporters to book their tickets early and avoid being disappointed. Remember tickets are limited and it’s important we are not outnumbered on the night. Ticket prices as follows:- Adult €15

Student/OAP €10; Juvenile €2; Student/OAP – Concession on the night on full price tickets only – pay full price and get a refund of €5 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid I.D.).  For full details on tickets go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie.


From Tipperary GAA Scene by County PRO Ger Ryan

A special fundraiser has been launched to support the training funds for theTipperary inter-county hurling and football teams which have done so well and provided so much entertainment during their championship campaigns this summer. We are seeking 1,000 donations of €100 and each donor will receive free entry for 2 people to the county senior hurling and football finals and a 10% discount voucher for a purchase at the Tipperary GAA shop. All contributors who have donated by September 1 2012 will be entered into a draw for 5 pairs of tickets for the All Ireland hurling or football final in 2012. The final closing date will be October 1, 2012. There will also be a telethon on Saturday afternoon, August 11 from 2pm to 6pm. Based at Lar na Pairce, there will be an opportunity for supporters to ring in and pledge their €100 to one of the special guests who will be answering the phones. Details will be available on the Tipperary website and on local radio before Saturday. I n the meantime anybody wishing to donate €100 can contact the GAA Office in Thurles at 0504 22702. We are appealing to the generosity of supporters who are in a position to make a donation to do so in the interests of maximising the chances of success for our teams in the remainder of 2012 and on into 2013. We appreciate the generosity of our supporters and look forward to their continued support of Team Tipperary.


Tickets are now on sale through clubs, online atwww.tickets.ie and at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets for the All Ireland senior and minor hurling semi-finals on August 19. Prices are as follows: Stand €40; Terrace €25; Juvenile €5 (must be accompanied by an adult); Senior citizens and students €25 for Cusack and Davin Stands only with concession refunds from Block D turnstiles to rear of Cusack Stand.  For full details of all the outlets selling tickets go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie.

To be in the Tipperary Supporters Club draw for five pairs of tickets to the All-Ireland Semi-Final v Kilkenny just have your 2012 membership renewed before this Saturday 11 August. For full details on how to join see below. Please note that this draw is separate from the Premier County Support draw detailed above.


Congratulations toTipperary senior hurling goalkeeper, Brendan Cummins who won his 6th Poc Fada senior title at the M Donnelly sponsored competition on the Annaverna Mountain inCounty Louth on Saturday last. Brendan also won the pairs competition with Antrim’s Kevin McKernan. All three individual titles were retained on Saturday for the first time ever.  In addition to Brendan, Waterford’s Patricia Jackman retained the camogie title to secure her third title and Offaly’s Cillian Kiely became the first youngster to take consecutive under-16 titles. In the senior hurling Poc Fada, Derry’s Ruairi Convery came second, with Down goalkeeper Graham Clarke finishing in third spot. Well done to all the winners and participants.


Commiserations to the Tipperary minor footballers on their defeat by Mayo on a scoreline of 0-19 to 1-8 in last Saturday’s Electric Ireland All Ireland minor football championship quarter final at CrokePark. Mayo fully deserved their victory on the day but all Tipperary supporters can be very proud of the way this year’s minor football team has represented the county. Things did not go their way on Saturday but securing the Munster championship for the second year in a row was a fine achievement and many of these players will go on to represent the county with distinction at under 21 and senior level. Great thanks are due to Manager, David Power and his selectors Tadhg Duggan, Kevin Mulryan and Pat Murphy, coaches Alan O’Connor and Paddy O’Flaherty and all the backroom team who worked so hard and successfully with these players.


There are 3 county senior football championship games for decision this weekend – Killenaule v Moyne Templetuohy (Friday August 10 at 7pm in Littleton) and on Saturday August 11 at Clonmel Sportsfiled Clonmel Og v Moyle Rovers at 5pm and Ardfinnan v Fethard at 7pm. In the Seamus O Riain Cup senior hurling semi-finals Boherlahan Dualla play Carrick Davins on Saturday August 11 at 7pm and also on Saturday at 7pm Moycarkey-Borris play Golden-Kilfeacle in Leahy Park, Cashel. In the county senior hurling relegation semi-finals on Sunday August 12 at 7pm Aherlow play Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams at Sean TreacyPark, Tipperary and Upperchurch Drombane play Holycross Ballycahill at The Ragg. In the County senior hurling championship round 2 Roscrea play Cashel King Cormacs on Sunday August 12 at 6.30pm in Templemore.


The Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw will take place this Friday night August 10 in Ryan’s Bar, Cork Road, Newport at 10pm. On the night Marie Brennan will be presented with her winner’s cheque of €15,000 after her recent big win along with €500 to her brother Joey who was promoter of the winning ticket. Matt Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh) will be presented with €10,000 as winner of our special  promoters prize in July. Once again there are 2 Skoda Cars and 25 Cash prizes of €500 each to be won. Please  come along and support the local club, Newport, celebrate their big win. Music and good entertainment are guaranteed. If you cannot attend, then tune in to Tipp FM to get live update at 10.40pm approx.


Maurice Davin from Carrick-on-Suir was one of the GAA’s founders and attended the meeting which set up the GAA at Hayes Hotel, Thurles on November 1 1884. He was the GAA’s first president and played a leading role in building the fledgling organisation. The Maurice Davin Memorial Committee was founded to spearhead the development and erection of a statue of Maurice Davin in Carrick-on-Suir and to hold major festivities to honour him. The Committee were delighted with the recent news that the South Tipperary Development Company has sanctioned grant aid of €44,000 to assist in the development of the statue and the organisation of the festivities. The total cost of the memorial and festivities will be in the region of €75,000 and as a result there is a significant shortfall of funding.  The Committee are appealing to the generosity of clubs and supporters inTipperary and beyond in the hope that they will donate towards the funding to ensure that this major cultural a nd historical figure is honoured in the appropriate manner.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated no matter how small.  It is planned that there will be a weekend of festivities in Carrick-on-Suir which will include an inter county hurling match, juvenile matches, hand ball matches, etc in theDavin Park.  There will be an exhibition of photographs memorabilia honouring players of the past and celebrating the GAA, together with a celebration of the achievements of culture and historical importance of Maurice Davin.  The event will carry national and international media attention.  The festivities will take place in Carrick-on-Suir on the Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday, June 1, 2013 to Sunday, June 3 2013 in conjunction with The Clancy Brothers Festival which will take place also on that weekend. President Michael D Higgins has been formally invited to officially unveil the memorial statue and launch the exhibition.  Donations can be made to the Maurice Davin Memorial Fund either by electronic transfer or a cheque payment.  The Committee understand that funding is tight in these times for all clubs and supporters and but they would be more than thankful for any financial support that is offered. Bank Account Details: Account Name: Maurice Davin Memorial Fund; Bank: Bank OfIreland, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary; Sort Code: 90-59-69; Account No: 94389749


Tipperary County Board and the Tipperary Supporters Club extends deepest sympathy to the families of the late Mrs. Kathleen Floyd, Birdhill (mother of County Secretary, Tim Floyd and former North Board Chairman, Denis Floyd and grandmother of county senior hurling panellists Shane and Donagh Maher); Jim McDonell, Wexford and formerly of Burgess who was a senior hurling panellist with Tipperary in 1958 and 59 and a minor hurling panellist in 1954; and Brendan O’Dwyer, Dublin and formerly of Moyle Rovers who was a minor football panellist in 1994,95,96 winning a Munster title in 1995. Ar dheis De go raibh a anamacha uasal.


University College Cork GAA Club invite applications for Sports Scholarships for 2012/2013 from students who intend to register at University College Cork for 2012/2013 and have reached a very high level of performance in their chosen sport or possess the potential to do so. These Scholarships are open to applicants in Hurling, Gaelic Football, Ladies Gaelic Football, Camogie and Handball. Applications are also invited for the Michael J Dowling UCC 100 Hurling Scholarship. The Munster Council GAA also has a Scholarship Programme and full details of this can be got on their website,www.munster.gaa.ie. Application forms for UCC are available from the Department of Sport & Physical Activity, Ferry Lodge, Mardyke, University College Cork – Tel. (021) 4904752    or   Email: b.young@ucc.ie. Closing date for receipt of applications – Friday 31st August 2012.


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.


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 interes t 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


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 card, with local sellers or by sending a cheque or postal order for€30 payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman

Public Relations Officer

Tipperary Supporters Club

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