TIPP SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 13 APRIL 2012

KEVIN BRACKEN’S DAY AS TIPPERARY MASCOT

I really enjoyed last Sunday. I don’t know which part was the best. It was brilliant to get in with the team photo. Paul Curran shook hands with me when he came out. It was great to get my photo with the two captains and the referee. There was a fantastic view in the commentary box. It was great to talk on Tipp FM. Lots of people heard me on the radio. Thanks to the Tipperary Supporters Club for a great day.

ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE

Tipperary will meet Cork in the semi-finals at Semple Stadium on Sunday April 22 at 4pm. It will be preceded by the semi-final between Kilkenny and Clare.

New road named after Jimmy Doyle
From www.hoganstand.com

Former Tipperary player Jimmy Doyle carrys the torch to Semple Stadium during the 125th Anniversary Celebrations.Tipperary legend Jimmy Doyle is honoured to have a road named after him.

Doyle, who won six All-Ireland senior medals with the Premier County was present at the opening of the new links road, which will be called Jimmy Doyle road. The road links the Nenagh road and the Templetouhy road.

The former Tipp hurler arrived at the official opening ceremony in a vintage car draped in the Thurles Sarsfields’ colours and admitted that he was thrilled to be the recipient of such an accolade.

“This is the biggest tribute I could ever get,” Doyle told the Tipperary Star. “I want to thank the council for giving me the opportunity of having a road named after me.”

The event was attended by members of Doyle’s family and close friends, while Junior Minister for Transport Alan Kelly was also in attendance along with other dignitaries.
Westside

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

Christopher Lacey R.I.P.

The death occurred recently of Christopher (Chris) Lacey, Cappawhite and Carlow. We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Mary and family. Chris was a stalwart member of the Tipperary Supporters Club and was very passionate and knowledgable on hurling generally and on Tipperary hurling in particular. Chris provided generous sponsorship and support to the activities of the Club and will be especially remembered for his active participation in the annual golf classics over many years where he never failed to enter a strong and competitive team. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís. Death notice on www.rip.ie .

John Joe McCormack R.I.P.

The death occurred recently of John Joe McCormack, Tipperary Town. We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Breda and family. John Joe was a strong supporter of Tipperary hurling and took part in many events of the Tipperary Supporters Club. In particular John Joe provided help at the annual golf classic which is a major fundraiser for the Club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Death notice on www.rip.ie

TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB 2012 MEMBERSHIP

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.

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

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 interest 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.twitter.com

TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Membership for 2012 is already 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. 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 ).

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Keep up with all the news on www.tippsupportersclub.com, www.tipperary.gaa.ie, www.hoganstand.com and www.munstergaa.ie.

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