The Dan Breen Cup will travel to familiar country next Sunday evening, October 14, as it will return to either current county champions Drom and Inch or 2009 and 10 champions, Thurles Sarsfields. Sarsfields defeated Eire Og Annacarty Donohill by 2-22 to 1-13 and Drom and Inch defeated Loughmore Castleiney by 2-26 to 1-21 after extra time in the semi-finals at Semple Stadium last weekend. Thurles will be seeking their 32nd title while Drom and Inch will be seeking their 2nd. The senior final will start at 3.30pm and will be preceded by the Intermediate hurling final at 1.15pm. The referee for the senior final is Fergal Horgan of Knockavilla Kickhams. The Cappawhite team which won the county senior hurling championship final in 1987 is this year’s jubilee team and they will be introduced to the attendance between the Intermediate and Senior finals. Admission for the county final will be €15 for adults, €10 for OAPs and students (concession of €5 with appropriate ID) and free for under 16s. Both stands will be open and remember to either purchase tickets in advance at Lar na Pairce or at selected Centra and Supervalu shops or at the ticket booths before approaching stiles. No cash will be taken at stiles. The winner’s of Sunday’s final will take on Kilmallock of Limerick in the Munster club senior hurling championship on Sunday October 28 at a Limerick venue.








The County Intermediate hurling final will be an all North Division affair with Ballina taking on Silvermines at 1.15pm at Semple Stadium next Sunday, October 14. The referee will be Paddy Ivors of Ballingarry. Silvermines defeated St, Mary’s Clonmel by 5 19 to 0-15 and Ballina defeated Sean Treacy’s by 1-19 to 1-10 in the semi-finals on Saturday last. Silvermines are seeking their second county title at this grade, having previously won in 1999 while Ballina are seeking their fist title. The winners will take on the Clare representatives, Ruan, at a Clare venue in the Munster club intermediate hurling championship on Sunday October 28.








A book written by Roscrea native and Kilkenny resident, Jim Fogarty, entitled “The Dan Breen Cup – Tipperary County SH Finals 1931-2011” will be launched in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on Friday, October 19 at 8pm by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh. This book is sure to be an entertaining read and has been written by fanatical hurling fan, Jim Fogarty, who for many years was county librarian in Kilkenny. Now retired, Jim has turned his hand to writing and his eagerly awaited book will tell the story of Tipperary county senior hurling finals since 1931. All are welcome to what should be a great night on the 19th and congratulations to Jim on all the research and preparation that has gone into this work.








Congratulations to the all the prize winners at the October Tipperary Clubs Draw which took place at McInerney’s Bar Mullinahone on Firday night last. The winner of the Skoda Octavia or €15,000 was Donal O’Driscoll of Borrisoleigh with the ticket sold by the local club. The winner of the Skoda Fabia or €10,000 was Patrick English of Pinewood Drive, Clonmel with the ticket sold by the Moyle Rovers club.








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