This weeks winner is Siobhan Norton from Gortnahoe



Congratulations to the Tipperary under 21 hurlers and management on their excellent win over Cork in the Munster quarter-final onWednesday night last by 0-18 to 0-17. It was a great sign of the team’s commitment and resilience that they battled hard throughout the game and only took the lead at the very end. Tipperary’s semi-final will be against defending Munster champions Limerick onWednesday July 18at Pairc na nGael, Limerick at 7.30pm.


The Munster minor hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Waterford which was originally fixed for Friday June 29 has been changed to Wednesday June 27 at 7.30pm at Semple Stadium. Tipperary have lost to Waterford on the last 2 occasions in which they met in the Munster minor hurling championship – the 2011 first round and the 2009 Munster final. The other semi-final between Limerick and Clare will take place on Friday June 29 at Cusack Park Ennis.


The first draw of the 2012-13 Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw took place last Friday night in Cahir House Hotel. The big prize winners on the night were Mary, Mgt, James and Kathy McGrath (sold by Newcastle club) who won a Skoda Octavia car or €15,000 and Paddy Halloran (sold by Upperchurch Drombane club) who won a Skoda Fabio car or €10,000. Thanks are due to the Draw Committee, chaired by Peter Byrne; Draw co-ordinator, Ger Bradley; and County Secretary, Tim Floyd and all the draw promoters throughout the clubs for the excellent work they have done maintaining the numbers in this year’s draw despite the difficult economic climate. We are very grateful to all those people who have entered the draw, from those in their 25th year to those joining for the first time, for their generosity and support for Tipperary GAA.


Tickets for the Munster Hurling Championship semi-final between Tipp v Cork on at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on June 24 are as follows: Covered stand – €30; Uncovered stand – €25; Terrace – €15; Family Covered stand – Adult €30, Juveniles €5; Family Uncovered stand – Adult €25, Juveniles €5; Student/OAP – Concession on Stand Tickets only – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid ID); Juvenile Groups – There will be a limited number of Juvenile Groups available for this game – €3 per Juvenile with a free Adult with every 10 children. Other adults pay €25; Adult Group Tickets Covered Stand – €25 per person – minimum order per Club is 15; Adult Group Tickets Uncovered Stand – €20 per person – minimum order per Club is 15; Group Terrace Tickets – €10 per person with a minimum order of 20 tickets per Club. All Groups should be booked directly with County / Divisional Boards through club secretaries and Munster GAA will then issue tickets to the County board. Once again thanks and credit are due to Munster Council for the excellent range of ticket options available to encourage and enable as many as possible to attend the game in Cork. Tickets are now available through clubs, online through tickets.ie or at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets. If purchasing your tickets online or through retail outlets, make sure to check that your tickets are for the correct game.


Following the victories of Cork and Clare in the Munster senior football semi-finals, the Munster football finals are fixed for Pairce na nGael Limerick on Sunday July 8. Tipperary will play Kerry in the minor decider at 12 noon with the senior game following at 2pm.


The Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final will be at 4pm on Sunday July 15 with the following venue permutations: Tipperary v Clare – Pairc na nGael, Limerick;
Tipperary v Waterford – Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork; Cork v Clare – Semple Stadium Thurles; Cork v Waterford – Semple Stadium Thurles. While we all love to have big games at Semple Stadium, Tipperary people will be hoping to travel to Cork or Limerick on July 15.


Good luck to Shane Long from Gortnahoe who is on the Republic of Ireland squad for the European Soccer championships. Shane is a former Tipp minor hurler.


The Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations are underway at this stage and we hope that all the Tipperary students are doing well and coping with the inevitable pressures examinations begin. We wish them well for their remaining exams and look forward to welcoming them all back to playing our games at club and county level in the a few weeks time.


The annual Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Semple Stadium Thurles and The Ragg over two days on Thursday, 7th June and Friday, 8th June. Despite the terrible weather conditions, the matches provided great entertainment for the large attendance on both days. Congratulations are due to all the boys and girls who participated, the teachers, parents and all who helped prepare teams and the officers of Cumann na mBunscol, the referees, GDAs and all who helped make the events at both venues so enjoyable and successful. They are setting a terrific example for all our young boys and girls. DVDs of the 2012 Hurling Finals are available from Michael Trehy Video Productions and all orders will be taken on 086 2755805. Teachers of the different schools can place their orders with Michael. Prices: Single Match: €20. Double Match Box Set: €25. All match reports and photos of the Finals will be posted in the coming weeks on the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol websitehttp://cumannnambunscol.tipperary.gaa.ie/. For further information on all matters relating to Cumann na mBunscol please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie.


Eircom, sponsors of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, has marked the launch of the second year of its sponsorship by developing the country’s first ever online interactive GAA Timeline. Created for Ireland’s many GAA fans, all of whom have their own great stories to tell, the Eircom GAA Timeline celebrates favourite GAA Football Championship stories from 1885 through to the present day and allows users to upload and share their all-time favourite GAA stories on one simple platform,www.experiencemore.ie. While GAA fans are invited to visit www.experiencemore.ie to access the Eircom GAA Timeline and relive some of the most iconic moments in GAA Football Championship history past and present, Eircom is also inviting fans to upload and share photos, videos and comments which represent their own favourite stories. This rich combination of the iconic with the personal, Eircom hopes, will present a valuable and entertaining collection of stories around GAA Football Championship moments over the years which will continue to evolve as more people interact with the Timeline. In addition, Eircom’s interactive online platform has a number of specific features to help GAA enthusiasts brush up on their GAA football knowledge. With categories such as ‘Did you Know?’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Fan Favourites’ to scroll through, visitors to www.experiencemore.ie will be guaranteed to walk away with new found pearls of GAA Football Championship wisdom. Storytellers around the country will have a strong incentive to upload their stories as those who successfully add to the Timeline will be in with a chance to win match tickets for the GAA Football Championship, courtesy of Eircom. While all content uploaded will be put forward for consideration, content must relate to GAA Football Championship either nationally or locally for the chance to be successfully added to the Timeline. Content will also be screened to ensure it is appropriate and, of course, accurate.


Congratulations to London on winning the Christy Ring Cup by defeating Wicklow by 418 to 1-17 at Croke Park last weekend. 3 players from Tipperary featured among London’s scorers – Jonathan Maher (Burgess) – 2-4; Tony Dunne (Burgess) – 1-1 and James Egan (Loughmore Castleiney) – 0-4.


Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please contact the County Public Relations Officer Ger Ryan at 086-8149146 or via e-mail at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3: 0pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.

South Tipp senior hurling championship – Mullinahone v Carrick Davins – Match Report
posted 12 Jun 2012 02:28 by sites tipperary
South Tipp senior hurling championship

Mullinahone survive Davins fight-back

Mullinahone CJK 1-21 Carrick Davins 1-13

Since they entered senior hurling ranks in 1992 Mullinahone CJK have consistently thrown up a player who could manage huge scores in interclub games. First it was John Leahy and then the mantle passed to Eoin Kelly. On Sat.night in Clonmel when Kelly wasn’t available up stepped Tipp’s midweek U21 hero to the plate. Sean Curran scored 0-12 with 0-08 from play. Seven of his points came from the nine CJK scored in the 2nd half when they were under pressure. Such was the under 21’s impact on the game. Without him his side could have been in serious trouble. Curran scored his fifth point in the 24th minute. A minute later Carrick lost Shane Butler to a straight red for a foul on Paul Curran. At this stage the score stood Mullinahone CJK 1-11 Carrick Davins 0-04. When Curran tacked on another point in 28 minutes it looked curtains for Carrick but it was Mullinahone rather than Carrick who faded out of the game. Davins scored three points before half-time and four more in the first nine minutes of the 2nd half to CJK’s one to cut the gap to only five points. A goal from Gerry Robinson in 19 minutes cut the lead to four but then Mullinahone revived somewhat and won the final 12 minutes by 0-06 to 0-02 as Davins tired. The final result coupled with the surprise one earlier from Monroe means that Ballingarry, Killenaule and Mullinahone are in the semi-finals with the last league section game between Davins and Swan being a winner takes all one. The winner will be in the South semi-finals while the loser is off to the O’Riain Cup and possible relegation playoffs.

Both games on Sat. evening had referees from outside the division. Knockavilla’s John McCormack was in charge of the whistle in Clonmel and did well to control possible outbreaks of trouble due to some simmering niggle. Davins started very well and inside a minute had a point from a free. Mullinahone responded with a vengeance and Sean Curran set up Paul Kelly in the 2nd minute and the net billowed. Curran tagged on a point but Gerry Robinson replied. Kevin Walzer, Alan Curran and Sean Curran from a free eased Mullinahone five points clear by eight minutes. Another two points by Curran, the first from a free and another from Oz bound Adrian Doheny gave CJK an eight point advantage after 16 minutes. Michael Hackett in the Davins goal saved well from Sean Curran. At the other end his opposite number Alan Walsh who had a good game in goal was tagged and conceded a free which Noel Butler pointed for Davins fourth. Adrian Doheny pointed in reply after a goal attempt had been saved. Paul Kelly added two more CJK points and Sean Curran another in the 24th minute. Then came the sending- off. Alan Curran pointed when placed by Jack Shelly. Davins responded before half-time with thee Butler points with No. 4 Brendan even joining in. Half time Mullinahone CJK 1-12 Carrick Davins 0-07

J J Butler, Noel Butler(2) and Willie O’Dwyer continued the Davins revival with a single reply from Sean Curran in four minutes. At this stage Richie McGrath was driving on the Davins to great effect from the half back line. Noel Butler picked up a yellow card. Just afterwards Ml. Hackett made another very good stop in goal for Davins. Sean Curran pointed twice as Carrick brought on Mark Roche. Both teams were now somewhat wayward in their shooting as Ml.Coady got a yellow card. Gerry Robinson’s goal raised Davin hopes but Jack Shelly and Sean Curran took the harm out of it with points in the 20th and 22nd minutes. Davins introduced Mark O’Dwyer. Curran pointed again in 24 minutes. In 26 minutes Davins had the miss of the match and a goal chance went begging. It probably didn’t matter but who knows? Edwin O’Meara got on the score-sheet before Curran pointed a free in 27 minutes. Noel Butler replied for Carrick. In 30 minutes Curran pointed a long distance free but the last score went to the Davins when a pointed free left the final score Mullinahone CJK 1-21 Carrick Davins 1-13.

Playing two senior games at separate venues didn’t really work out as the attendance in Clonmel was rather small. Both sides will take some comfort from the game though for both there will be as many negatives as positives. Tipp supporters will worry about the non appearance of Eoin Kelly and rejoice at the display of Sean Curran. They will also be glad that the county captain seemed okay after his “injury”. “Thank God” as one said “for face guards”. Davins will be pleased with their response to adversity when they were down to 14 players. The speed of some of the Davins seemed to trouble a lethargic Mullinahone. Had Davins goaled again during their rally we could have had a different result but they never solved the problem of Sean Curran. For them now it all goes down to the final league section game against the Swan. Mullinahone will be stronger come semi-final time but too many of those on duty on Sat. night seemed prepared to sit back and let others do the hard grafting. This will not do in a knockout semi-final. However management now have a break to turn attitude around. For the Kickhams Alan Walsh, AJ Cronin,Philip O’Shea and Jack Shelly showed up as well as their name players. Davins had good shows from Ml.Hackett, Stephen Cronin, Richie McGrath, Ml. Coady and Noel Butler.


Mullinahone C.J.K. Alan Walsh, Gary Cronin, A J Cronin, Brian Treacy,James Connolly, Paul Curran, Philip O’Shea, Edwin O’Meara, Donal Cody, Kevin Walzer, Alan Curran, Sean Curran, Jack Shelly, Paul Kelly, Adrian Doheny

Carrick Davins Ml.Hackett, Keith Condon, Stephen Cronin, Brendan Butler, Jim Walsh, Richie McGrath, Owen Power, Michael Coady, Willie O’Dwyer,Ml.Whelan, Stephen Moroney, Shane Butler, GerryRobinson, Noel Butler
Subs used Mark Roche, Mark O’Dwyer

Referee John McCormack (Knockavilla Kickhams)

Report by Ricky Sheehan

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes – June 11th 2012
posted 11 Jun 2012 04:31 by sites tipperary
Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

Munster Intermediate Semi-Final
Our intermediate team got their championship of to a flying start in Ardfinnan against Kerry on Saturday last June 9th. This Kerry team had four wins in the Ashling Mc Ging championship (Senior B) against Cork Meath Dublin and Kildare’s second string teams. Tipperary started in whirl wind fashion and had four points on the board in as many minutes thanks to Shauna Ryan two and two from Gillian O Brien. On the tenth minute Gillian O Brien sliced through the Kerry defence to score a wonderful goal. Kerry then started to find their through form and put a few points on the score board. Our goalkeeper Helen Kennedy was called into action with two fine reflex saves and became the hero of the first half by her exploits. Three pointed frees from Edel Hanley and one from play by Gillian O Brien gave Tipperary a half time score of 1-8 to Kerry’s 0-4. The second half was identical to the first with Gillian O Brien scoring another individual goal, Edel Hanley converted two pointed frees and two points from play. Sheelagh Carew was outstanding at centre half back and drove forward time after time to eventually put her name on the score board with a splendid point. Again in the second half Kerry found themselves in front of goal one on one with our goal keeper but failed to put their chances away. It’s something out management will have to have a look at for the remainder of the championships. All in all Tipperary will be pleased with the result which puts them into the Munster final on 14th July. Tipperary’s next game is against Longford in the All-Ireland Intermediate championship on 1th July in a Longford venue. This competition is separate from the Munster championship and Tipperary will have four games against Longford away Sligo away Cavan at home and Roscommon away in the next few weeks.

Club championships.
The last of our under 14 Co finals were played last week and resulted in wins for Galtee Rovers over Moycarkey by one point in the D championship and Ballyporeen getting the better of Upperchurch in the D shield replay by one point. Full list of champions for 2012. Winners Moyle Rovers, B winners Cappawhite, C winners Mullinahone D winners Galtee Rovers D shield winner Ballyporeen.
Under 12 A semi- final draws Cahir V Aherlow in Cahir Tuesday 12th June at 7-30. Mullinahone V Thurles Sarsfields in Mullinahone onThursday 14th June at 7-30.
Under 12 B semi-finals Brian Borus V Templemore in Ballylooby 13th June at 7-30.Lattin –Cullen V Fethard in Lattin 11th June at7-15.
Results C/D championship Semi-finals will be set in the coming week. Last round results played over the weekend St Pats 5-5 Clerihan 0-4 Ardfinnan 5-4 Ballyporeen 2-6.

Church gate collection
Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Co Board will hold Church Gate collections over the next three weekends. This weekend 16/17 Junecollections will be held in the following parishes. Drombane, Upperchurch, Dualla, Gortnahoe, Two Mile Borris, Drangan, Moyne, Cappawhite, Ballylooby, Ballybacon. Your generous support will be much appreciated. All clubs in the areas are asked to help out.

Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Football Championship Final – Tipperary v Kerry
posted 9 Jun 2012 16:20 by sites tipperary
Tipperary will play Kerry in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA MFC Final on Sunday July 8th at 12pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Tipperary: P Ryan; C Haugh, K O’Gorman, S O’Brien; J Barry, N McGrath, P Heffernan; B Stapleton, A Ryan; J O’Neill, S Curran, P Murphy; K Morris, B O’Meara, J O’Dwyer.

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes – June 5th 2012
posted 5 Jun 2012 06:01 by sites tipperary
Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes
Under 14 club finals.
Our under 14 A final was played in Goatenbridge on Monday evening last June 4th with Derek O Mahony as referee. Moyle Rovers and Cahir entertained a very large crowd with a wonderful display of open football. Cahir were ahead at half time on a score line of 0-4 to 0-2. A Moyle Rovers goal early in the second half put them ahead and both teams fought tooth and nail to the end. A draw looked on the cards with time running out but one last attack by Moyle Rovers produced a point to give them the win. Final score Moyle Rovers 1-5 Cahir 0-7.

B Final
Cappawhite were crowned champions when they defeated Lattin-Cullen 4-6 to 1-7. Out thanks to Michael Duffy for referring and to Dennis Connelly Vice Chairman for presenting the silverware.

C Final
In Cloneen on Saturday Mullinahone added the under 14 title to under16 and Junior C League titles won so far this year. Played in very poor weather conditions Mullinahone were fortunate to get some very soft goals and ran out easy winners on a score line of 7-12 to Clonmel Commercials 1-1.

D Final
Moycarkey play Galtee Rovers on Tuesday 5th June in New Inn.

D shield Final.
Upperchurch and Ballyporeen played out a very exciting draw last Wed evening in Upperchurch. After twenty minutes of extra time things were still level on a score line of 5-6 to Ballyporeen to Upperchurch’s 4-9 Replay Wed June 6th at a venue to be arranged.
Our Juvenile Fixture Secretary Ann Slattery (Moycarkey) deserves great praise for having all these finals played on time. Thanks to all our clubs for their cooperation in playing their games on time.

Munster Intermediate Semi-Final
Tipperary will play Kerry in the Munster semi-final in Ardfinnan on Saturday next June 9th at 2o clock. Best of luck to all the girls and our management team Sean O Donavan (Moyle Rovers) Manager Eamon Ryan ( Newcastle ) Trainer Una O Brian ( St Patricks) Selector Kay Lyons (Moyle Rovers) Adm and Élan Powell(Clonmel) Phyiso.

John Coman
Tipperary Supporters Club

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