TIPP SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 16 MARCH 2012

Dear Tipperary Supporter
Allianz Hurling League
Tipperary will play Waterford in round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Sunday March 18th at 2:30pm at Semple Stadium Thurles.
Fixture Details
March 18th 2012
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 3
Semple Stadium 2.30pm
Tiobraid Árann v Port Láirge
Referee: James McGrath (An Iarmhí)
Match Coverage
Deferred coverage of this game will be shown on TG4
Team News
There are 2 changes on the Tipperary team for Sunday’s match with Waterford. Darren Gleeson replaces Brendan Cummins in goal while Johnny Ryan makes his first Allianz Hurling League start at wing-forward in place of Shane McGrath.
Tipp SH v Waterford: D Gleeson; D Maher, P Curran (Capt), M Cahill; J O”Keeffe, C O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; B Maher, J Woodlock; J Ryan, N McGrath, P Bourke; J O”Neill, B O”Meara, S Bourke
Match Arrangements
Only the O Riain (New) stand at Semple Stadium will be open for the game with the following arrangements in force: Stiles open at 1.30. Stile 53 will be for club groups who have booked in advance. Admission will be €13 for adults and €5 for students and OAPs with valid photographic id. Under 16s are free. Season ticket holders should go to Stiles 50,51 or 52. Other passholders should go to Stile 41. Student and OAP stiles are 46 and 47 and under 16s will be admitted at Stile 49. All other stiles will be for adults.
ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN
Well done to the Tipperary senior hurling team on defeating Galway by 2-20 to 2-18 at Semple Stadium last Sunday. Tipperary have now maintained an unbeaten run against Galway in league games since 2007 but another encounter later in this league campaign cannot be ruled out. Tipperary’s next game is against Waterford on Sunday next, March 18 at Semple Stadium. It will be the 40th league meeting between the counties with Tipp having won 30, Waterford 6 and 3 draws in the previous 39 games. In last year’s game which was played at Semple Stadium, Tipperary won on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-18.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB AGM
The Tipperary Supporters Club AGM will take place on Wednesday March 21 at 8pm at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel on the Naas Road, Dublin. All members available to attend are encouraged to do so. The Supporters Club through its various fund raising activities continues to provide valuable support to the Tipperary senior hurling team as it has for over 25 years. Complimentary tea, coffee and snacks will be available after the meeting. 2012 memberships will also be available so come along and enjoy the evening in good company.
TIPPERARY GAA BENEFIT NIGHT AT THURLES GREYHOUND STADIUM
It might be Fool’s Day but Sunday April 1st promises to be a day of great entertainment in Thurles. It will start with the Allianz Hurling League game between Tipperary and Cork which could well decide semi-final qualification positions in the league. It will be followed by a “Night at the Dogs” benefit night for Tipperary GAA at Thurles Greyhound Stadium. Buster nomination tickets which also entitle the bearer to free entry are available at €10 with a chance of winning €500. Races can be sponsored for €500 each and dog nominations are available for €50 each with a chance to win €500 among the limited group of nominators. Buster tickets are available from County Board officers and clubs. Race sponsorship or nominations can be purchased by contacting County PRO, Ger Ryan on 086 8149146 or pro.tipperary@gaa.ie. Members of the Tipperary senior hurling panel and management will be present on the night.
SUPPORT LISVERNANE IN TG4 G COMPETITION
Please support the Tipperary representatives from the baile beag, Lisvernane Village, to win the final of the TG4 G Team competition. Text your vote for Lisvernane community in the Glen of Aherlow as they attempt to win an All Ireland title ag caint Gaeilge. They face the challenge of County Dublin’s Donabate in the final and need as much support as possible. Please text – TEAM L to 53305 to give them your support. Texts cost 30c and voting closes at 5pm on Friday March 16. Go neirí an t-adh leo agus tá súil againn go mbeidh an bua acu.
Tipperary GAA Scene

To read this week’s Westside Column and Tipperary GAA Scene go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie. It includes news on Allianz Football League, Scór Sinsir and other news.
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 car d 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 (087-9087105, 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.
Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.
John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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