Dear Tipperary Supporter


Tipperary MH Team v Waterford on Thursday, April 11, Walsh Park 7pm




The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship at Walsh Park, Waterford on Thursday night is:

1.      Brian Hogan (Lorrha and Dorrha)

2.      Austin Tierney (Shannon Rovers)

3.      Jason Ryan (Toomevara)                              

4.      Darragh  Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

5.      Barry Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg)

6.      Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)

7.      Tom Kirwan (Ballybacon Grange)

8.      Tom Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty) Captain

9.      Willie Connors (Kildangan)                              

10.  Sean Ryan (Sean Treacys)                              

11.  Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens)                    

12.  Shane Hennessy (Nenagh Éire Óg)

13.  Conor Lanigan (Thurles Sarsfields)

14.  Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle)

15.  Mark McCarthy (Toomevara)



Following Dublin’s win over Limerick in the Division 1B final last Saturday, Tipperary will now play Dublin in the Division 1 Semi Final on Sunday 21st at 2pm in Semple Stadium.  The second semi final between Galway and Kilkenny will start at 3.45 that day in the same venue.


The AGM of the Tipperary Supporters Club was held in a good atmosphere in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on Wednesday April 3RD. The written reports and audited accounts for 2012 were presented to the meeting and explained in detail by Eamonn Buckley, Treasurer, and by Bryan Maher, Assistant Treasurer. Over 2,200 members had joined the Club in 2012. The Golf Classic was again a major success as both an attractive event for supporters and a substantial fundraiser. Sponsorship and donations were also successful in raising funds despite the difficult economic times.  Other activities including proceeds from the Tipperary Credit Card (see www.tippsupportersclub.com  ) completed the income for the year. Grants of over €60,000 were made to cover expenses incurred in the preparation of the Tipperary SH Panel including catering and accomodation, travel expenses, training gear and hurling boots, physical training an d medical expenses. Other donations made were mainly for the benefit of underage hurling in Tipperary with sponsorship of the All-Ireland Under 16 Hurling Tournament, which is organised by Tipperary Bord na nÓg each year. In his report Secretary Joe Tuohy summarised the highlights of the Club’s activities for the year. He also expressed condolances to all those who suffered bereavements since the previous AGM, especially to the family of the late Chris Lacey. John Coman, PRO, reported on another good year for numbers joining as adult members and as junior members.  John Malone, Membership Officer, asked all members to encourage extra members to join up . In his address as Chair John Tierney thanked all the Tipperary Supporters for their generosity in supporting the fund-raising efforts of the Club even in very difficult economic times. John thanked everyone who had helped him in his role as Chair of the Club including Club members, sponsors, funders, committee members, C ounty Board and Bord na nÓg officials, team manager, selectors and backroom team and of course the players who wore the Blue and Gold with great commitment and skill. In particular he wished every good luck and success to the management team and players. John Tierney was re-elected as Chair. As Treasurer of the County Board, Eamonn Buckley was re-elected automatically as Treasurer of the Club. Also elected were Bryan Maher, Assistant Treasurer, Joe Tuohy, Secretary, John Coman, PRO, and John Malone, Membership Officer. The meeting was also addressed by Seán Nugent, County Board Chair. Liam Myles, President, Tipperary Association, Dublin adddressed the meeting and reminded those present of the upcoming Tipperary Person of the Year 2012 award. On behalf of the players Michael Ryan, SH Assistant Manager, thanked the Club for the support given by the Club. Michael urged all Tipperary supporters to assist the Club and spoke of the good atmosphere within the SH Panel. William Ma her. Minor Bainisteori, also provided insights in the preparation for the Munster Championship and thanked the Club for its support for the panel.  Also present at the meeting were Noel McGrath and John O’Brien.


The Tipperary Supporters Club Annual Golf Classic will take place on the 16th and 17th of May in the County Tipperary Golf and Country Club, Dundrum  For details of teams and tee/green sponsorship please go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .

Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Final – Cork v Tipperary

The final of the Munster U21 Football Championship between Cork and Tipperary will take place on Wednesday April 10th at 7:30pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.FReferee – Richard Moloney (Limerick) Standby Referee – Michael Meade (Limerick) Linesman – Brendan Stack (Limerick) Sideline Official – Jason Mullins (Limerick) Umpires – Tadhg O’Sullivan, Michael Moloney, John Hurley and Richie Moloney

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes.  Replay date – Wednesday April 17th at 7:30pm in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Next Round – the winners play the Ulster champions in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday April 20th.

Admission Prices – Adult – €15 Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €10 Under 16s are free

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

Team News

TIPPERARY: G Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs); N O’Sullivan (Moycarkey-Borris), D Kearney (Clonmel Óg), C O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); N O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs), S Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), P Dalton (Arravale Rovers); S O’Brien (Ballina), D Fitzell (Cashel King Cormacs); B Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), I Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), D Leahy (Arravale Rovers); L McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), M Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), S Leahy (Arravale Rovers)


To read this week’s Westside go to www.tippsupportersclub.com  .


Adult Membership in 2013 will cost €30 (unchanged since 2005). Each Adult Membership Card will be accompanied by a Tipperary Car/Window Sticker and a gift of a specially produced soft feel Winter Hat in the traditional Blue and Gold colours of Tipperary and featuring the Tipperary Supporters Club official logo. To see an image of this lovely gift go to https://www.tippsupportersclub.com. Adult Members will be entered in Ticket Draws for five pairs of stand tickets before each of Tipperary’s 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 receive regular updates by email on team news, match reports and events. In addition members providing phone numbers will receive text alerts with Tipperary SH League and Champio nship team selections.

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  . Supporters can join on line on www.tippsupportersclub.com  by credit card or debit card or with usual local sellers.  Membership is available from anywhere in the world and the membership pack will be posted to whereever you are.  On the website details are also available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help of members could join by direct debit. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy , 13 Castleknock Close, Castleknock, Dublin 15(086-3580718, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com ).

Junior Membership is still free and Junior Members do not have to rejoin as their membership is carried forward from year to year.

Ryan Motor Power, the official SKODA dealership in Tipperary is again the sponsor of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme. Ryan Motor Power’s impressive showroom and forecourt facility in Powerstown, Clonmel showcases the full Skoda model range. Operating in Clonmel since 2000 the family-run business has developed an excellent reputation for value, quality and loyalty. Visit the Ryan Motor Power website at http://www.ryanmotorpower.com/contentv3/  or call 052 6180323. Commenting, Ronan Power, Director of Ryan Motor Power said, “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme and to represent Skoda here in Tipperary, particularly given the relationship built up between Skoda and Tipperary GAA fans. The Skoda range offers excellent value for money with fuel efficient engines and low road tax available across the range.”  The Tipperary Supporters Club than ks Ryan Motor Power for its generous sponsorship; please support our sponsors.

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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman

Public Relations Officer

Tipperary Supporters Club

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