Tipp Supporters Club Newsletter 10 November 2019

Dear Tipperary Supporter




Seamus Callanan, Drom and Inch, has been announced as Tipperary Senior Hurler of the Year 2019 as voted by members of the Tipperary Supporters Club Seamus will be the first recipient of a magnificent perpetual Cup donated by Mrs Maura Reddin, wife of the late Tony Reddin as well as a beautiful Tipperary Crystal trophy kindly sponsored again by John Quirke, Jeweller, Cahir. Comhghairdeas, Seamus.


From Tipperary GAA Scene by Joe Bracken, County Board PRO

History was made on Sunday last when Borris-Ileigh rolled back the years by bridging a 33-year gap to claim the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship to lift the Dan Breen Cup following their 1-15 to 1-12 win over Kiladangan. Congratulations to Borris-Ileigh on their seventh county senior hurling title victory as joint captains Sean McCormack and Conor Kenny lifted the famous cup. Dan McCormack capped off a great day for the McCormack family when he was named man of the match. Dan and Sean were joined by brothers James and Ray on the Borris-Ileigh side.

The FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Final provided plenty of drama late on as JK Brackens, courtesy of a Lyndon Fairbrother free deep in injury time, took the honours by the narrowest of margins over Holycross-Ballycahill by 1-15 to 0-17.

The FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final was moved to Bansha after Littleton was ruled out following Saturday morning’s inclement weather conditions. Great credit goes to the Galtee Rovers-St. Pecaun club for having the pitch made available and facilities in such wonderful condition at such short notice. The game itself didn’t disappoint either, despite the conditions, as Sean Treacys and Kiladangan served up a cracking contest between two evenly matched sides. The result remained in doubt for long stages before a late surge from Sean Treacys saw them over the line on a 3-14 to 2-12 score-line.

Drom & Inch claimed the FBD Insurance County Junior B Hurling Championship title by defeating Borrisokane 1-14 to 1-9 in Templederry.

So, after the weekend’s finals, congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the losers, in particular Kiladangan, having contested the senior and intermediate finals in what was a tremendous achievement for the club.

The FBD Insurance County Junior A hurling championship final between Carrick Davins and Arravale Rovers fell victim to the weather and will be played this weekend.

The FDB Insurance County Senior Football Championship Final For results of all games and forthcoming county and divisional fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/


Congratulations to Ger Corbett, programme editor and his team for the fantastic programme produced for last Sunday’s county senior hurling finals. Ger continuously produces programmes of an exceptionally high standard with terrific features from regular and guest contributors and Sunday’s production was no different. Well done to one and all, mile buíochas.


Now that they have their county championships wrapped up, we send best wishes to Borris-Ileigh and Sean Treacys who are in AIB Munster Club action this weekend.

On Sunday next, November 10th, Borris-Ileigh will meet Glen Rovers (Cork) in the AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling semi-final in Semple Stadium at 1:30pm.

Also, on Sunday at the same time, Sean Treacys travel to Fraher Field in Dungarvan to take on Ballysaggart (Waterford) in the AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling semi-final.


Best wishes to Tipperary referee John McCormack (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams) as he takes charge of the other AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling semi-final on Sunday next between Broadford (Clare) and Fr. O’Neills (Cork).


Congratulations to seven Tipperary players on receiving their PwC All-Star Awards last Friday night, with the highlight of the night going to Séamus Callanan (Drom-Inch) as he claimed the coveted PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year. This is a fantastic achievement for Séamus and one richly deserved.

The seven award winners are Brian Hogan (Lorrha-Dorrha) 1st All-Star, Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) 2nd, Cathal Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill) 2nd, Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh) 3rd, Pádraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) 6th, Noel McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) 3rd, and Séamus Callanan 4th award.

The All-Star Awards round off a fantastic year for Tipp and with it created a few milestones of their own. Padraic Maher in winning his sixth award, equals the Tipperary record of awards by an individual as he joins greats of the recent past, Nicky English and Eoin Kelly.

It is a very special award for the Hogan family as Brian has also entered the record books as he becomes the first Tipperary player to join his father, Ken, on the All-Star honours list. It is more unique as it is the first time the award has been won by a father/son in the same on field position. Ken was honoured with his award in 1987.


Stars in Their Eyes’ at The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday night was a brilliant night of craic and entertainment hosted by the Tipperary Supporters Club as a fundraiser for the Tipperary Senior Hurling All Ireland Champions 2019 and Camogie Team.

A full house enjoyed every minute of a very professional show hosted by Marty Morrissey with lots of talent and surprise performances ranging from past and present hurling and camogie stars, selectors, referees, radio presenters and county board officers performing Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Bob Geldof, Lady Gaga, Mario Lanza and many more. After a closely contested audience vote, the winner was Elvis, also known as well known referee Derek OMahony, Adfinnan.

The panel is Brendan Cummins, Louise Morrissey and Mairead Ronan were very impressed by the “creative” interpretations on display.

A huge thank you to all who took part and to the sponsors including main sponsors Pinergy who ensured that the night was a huge success.

In particular great credit goes to the organising committee of Billy Coman Secretary Tipperary Supporters Club, Bernie Maher, Christina Millea, John Carew and Philip Tierney.


There were mixed results for Ireland in the Hurling/Shinty Senior and U21 Internationals last Saturday. William Maher (Ballingarry) was manager of the Ireland teams, which saw the senior outfit defeated by Scotland but his U21 side which included Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) was victorious. Mark was high among the scorers with a number of goals, as Ireland ran out 7-11 to 4-2 winners. Congratulations to Mark and his team on their victory.


In the Dr. Harty Cup this week the three Tipperary schools involved are all in action on Wednesday, November 6th, with a 1:30pm throw-in for all games.

In Group A Nenagh CBS meet Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy in Kilmallock, while also in the same group Thurles CBS take on John The Baptist Community School in Newport. Moving to Group C, Our Lady’s Secondary School Templemore will play Christian Brothers College Cork in Cashel.

For all post primary fixtures and results please check https://munstergaapps.ie/fixtures-results/


Congratulations to all the winners in the November County Board Draw held last Friday, in the Clough Inn, Cloughjordan with the Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA Club. First prize of a Skoda Fabia / Renault Clio or €15,000 went to James Rowan with Mullinahone the promoting club. Second prize of a holiday or €5,000 went to Paula and Evan Boyar where the promoting club was Moyne-Templetuohy.


The 2020 Tipperary GAA Yearbook is being compiled at present and the Yearbook committee is seeking articles and information for inclusion. Please note the deadline for sending information is this Wednesday, November 6th. Please e-mail information and photographs which must be named to John Smith, Secretary Tipperary Yearbook Committee at yearbook.tipperary@gaa.ie

Clubs that have accomplished any unique achievement in 2019 are requested to send through an appropriate article for inclusion.

All information must be submitted as outlined above and all articles, photographs etc. will be acknowledged. If an acknowledgement is not received please contact the Yearbook Secretary at 087 9960710.

WORKSHOPClubs are requested not to forget the workshop covering ‘Running the AGM’ and ‘Volunteer Recruitment’ which will be held in the Anner Hotel, Thurles, this Wednesday, 6th November, with registration and tea/coffee at 7.15pm. The workshop commences at 7.45pm and will conclude at 10.00pm.


Lár na Páirce, the GAA Museum in Thurles, will hold a GAA Memorabilia Fair in Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre, (beside Semple Stadium) on Sunday, November 24th from 12pm to 4.00pm.

This is the 5th annual G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair and will give customers a chance to browse and search a large selection of match programmes, club histories, hurling, football, camogie and handball publications as well as other G.A.A. material in the pleasant and spacious surroundings of the Thurles Sarsfields G.A.A. Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Collectors and sellers are cordially invited to attend this event, where it is hoped they will find plenty of material to interest them.

Stands will be available for renting and anybody so interested should contact the organisers before November 23rd.

Admission will be €3 with accompanied children free. The venue will have disabled access, bar facilities and teas and coffees. It is located within a five-minute walk from Thurles Railway Station.

For further information contact: – Seamus J. King, 087-2246245seamusjking@gmail.com or Liam Ó Donnchú 086-6036547liam.odonnchu.oifigeach@gaa.ie Lár na Páirce G.A.A. Museum, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. 0504 22702 larnapaircemuseum@gmail.comThis is one upcoming event certainly not to be missed by all lovers of GAA sports.Again, please note, those wishing to sell items should contact Liam or Seamus beforehand so a table can be arranged for you.


The County Final of Tipperary Scór na nÓg will take place on Sunday, 1stDecember at 2pm in Holycross. The Scór committee welcome entries from all clubs to participate in the eight categories; Tráth na gCeist (Team of four), Rince Seit, Ballad Group, Solo Signing, Novelty Act, Recitation/Storytelling and Instrumental Music.Expressions of interest or entries can be made to Mary Bourke maryboylebourke@hotmail.com Josephine Cahill, Mark Dunne or Anthony Floyd on or before 25th November.


Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann


John Coman

Public Relations Officer

Tipperary Supporters Club


Supporting Tipperary Hurling


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