Dear Tipperary Supporter

Tipperary GAA Open Night
From Tipperary GAA Scene by Tim Floyd, Co Secretary

Tipperary GAA Open Night takes place in Semple Stadium this Thurs evening from 6.15pm to 7.15pm before Senior Training. Clubs/Schools/Parents are encouraged to bring along all our young supporters to meet their hurling and football heroes on the pitch in Semple Stadium. Wrist Bands and Autograph Cards will be distributed and photographers will be present to take pictures with their favourite players. All supporters are encouraged to wear their county colours and make it a very colourful occasion. At 7.15 the SF panel will go to Dr Morris Park where they will play a challenge v Kildare whilst the SH will remain and train in Semple Stadium. Supporters are welcome to stay on and watch either team. Looking forward to seeing a big crowd in Semple Stadium on Thurs night to give our county players a big boost before their championship openers against Limerick in less than 3 weeks.

Yipperary Supporters Club Membership Promoters

Tipperary Senior Hurlers will play Limerick in the Munster Hurling Championship Semi Final at Semple Stadium Thurles on Sunday June 1st. The Supporters Club as usual will be conducting a draw for five sets of Stand Tickets. All paid up members will be included in this draw, which will be made on Saturday May 24. To ensure that members are included promoters should have all returns in by May 23d at the latest
Returns can be sent to; Jim Reidy, Tipperary Supporters Club, 13 Castleknock Close, Castleknock, Dublin.15. 086-3580718. Many have already made their returns, which is really appreciated.

Tipperary GAA Corporate Lunch in Central London

This Friday May 16th Tipperary GAA County Board will host a Corporate Lunch in Central London at “The InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel”. Guests of Honour at the event will include, Niall Quinn, Nicky English, Eamon O Shea, Brendan Cummins and Paul Collins acting as MC for the occasion. Tables for the event are £1,600 (for 8 people) or single tickets can be purchased for £200 each. Contact Tim Floyd at 087-2591747 or secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie.


Tipp U21 Hurlers continue to prepare for their opening Munster Championship game v Clare and last Sun evening played Kilkenny in the rescheduled official opening of the Micheal Hogan Community Sportsfield in Grangemockler. Congrats to the parish of Grangemockler Ballyneale and the local GAA Club on providing these excellent facilities as a fitting tribute to Michael Hogan who laid down his life on a sporting occasion while representing his native county in Croke Park on what has become known as “Bloody Sunday”. On Sunday night Kilkenny were victorious in an entertaining game played in perfect conditions. Final Score 1-18 to 1-17. Tipperary lined out as follows; Paul Maher (Moyne Templetuohy), David Sweeney (Kildangan), Michael Breen (Ballina), Tom Fox (Eire Og Annacarty), Jack Loughnane (Kildangan),Thomas Hamill (Killea), Jason Ryan (Toomevara), Seamus Kennedy (St Marys), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan), Conor Hammersley (Clonoulty Rossmore), Colm Canning (Toomevara), Odhran Floyd (Newport), Sean Maher (Clonoulty Rossmore) , Jason Forde (Silvermines), Tadhg Gallagher (Kildangan)
Subs used; David Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields), Jack Shelly (Mullinahone), Jack Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Stephen Maher (Thurles Sarsfields).

Intermediate Hurling

Our new IH selectors have wasted no time in putting a panel together for Tipp’s opening Munster Championship game v Limerick on Sun June 1st. Under manager John Carroll (Roscrea) and his selectors, John Ryan (Upperchurch), Sean O Meara (Mullinahone) and Anthony (Bricky) O’Neill (Cappawhite) they played a challenge on last Monday evening against Waterford in Clonmel. The Decies dominated the first half and led by 11 points at half time but Tipp rang the changes at half time and competed much better in the second half to come within four points at the final whistle. Final Score Waterford 3-19, Tipperary 3-15. Tipp lined out as follows; James Logue, Joe Carroll, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Waltzer, Aiden McGrath, Joe Gallagher, Ronan Sherlock, Jason Lonergan, Paudie Whyte, David Collins, Michael Sheedy, Paul Ryan, John Sheedy, Bill Walsh, Tony O Brien. Subs used for 2nd half; Darragh Mooney, Pa Ryan, Steven Buckley, Alan Curran, Matthew Norris, James Waters, Kevin Fox, Adrian Cleere, and Philip Ivors.

Tipperary GAA Draw Postponed

The new Tipperary GAA Members Draw, due to commence this Friday night has been deferred two weeks to give clubs an opportunity to maximise their sales. Clubs are asked to take full advantage of this break and use the extra two weeks to increase their membership and bring in much needed revenue without incurring any risk or cost. It’s still the best County GAA Draw in the country and we should take pride in keeping it successful. Any Draw that puts up 24 car prizes and still offers a weekly lotto alongside, must be supported as it would be impossible to replace it. Patrons can pay €100 up front or pay in cash instalments to their promoter or sign up a direct debit. Supporters outside of Tipperary can join on-line by logging on to www.tipperary.gaa.ie The first draw for May will now take place on Friday May 30th in The Templemore Arms.


Tipperary Minor Footballers dominance over the Kingdom in recent years was severely dented last week as Kerry demolished the Premier challenge with a 17 point victory in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final in Semple Stadium. A Kerry goal in the opening thirty seconds from their first attack signaled their intent, and were it not for some brilliant saves from Tipp keeper Jack Brady, the half time score of 2-3 to 0-4 could have been a lot worse. Despite Tipp’s gallant efforts the second half was damage limitation as a very impressive Kerry ran out easy winners 2-18 to 0-7. Our thanks to the management team under Charlie McGeever for their trojan efforts over the past six months in preparing this team.

Co Board Meeting

The May Co Committee Meeting will take place on next Tues night May 20th in The Sarsfields Centre at 8.30pm. It will be preceded by a Co Management Meeting and Co Finance Meeting at 7pm.

Post Primary Schools AGM

The AGM of the Post Primary Schools was held on last Fri night in Lár na Pairce and the following officers were elected; Chairperson, Sean Nugent; Vice Chairperson, Damien O Brien, Secretary, Aiden O’Leary. Committee, William Quigley, Noel Fogarty, Eamon Buckley, Brendan Ferris. Munster Council Rep, Aiden O Leary.


Membership of the Tipperary Supporters Club for 2014 is now available on http://myt.r.mailjet.com/redirect/w57wtbjlq8tpsytb2o7t1t/www.tippsupportersclub.com/ or from usual local sellers and the member’s gift is a light soft feel 100% Polyester Neck Scarf, 1.2m x 15cm, specially produced in the traditional Blue & Gold Colours of Tipperary and featuring The Tipperary Supporters Club Official Logo. To see an image of this stylish scarf go tohttp://www.tippsupportersclub.com/ . In addition each Adult Membership Card will be accompanied by a Tipperary Supporters Car/Window Sticker. Also members can access a discount scheme and will get Championship 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 onwww.tippsupportersclub.com by credit card or debit/laser card. 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 ).
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
Ryan Motor Power, the official SKODA dealership in Tipperary is again the sponsor of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme. Visit the Ryan Motor Power website athttp://www.ryanmotorpower.com/contentv3/ or call 052 6180323. The Tipperary Supporters Club thanks Ryan Motor Power for its generous sponsorship; please support our sponsors


The Tipperary Supporters Club will host their first Dublin Golf Classic at Edmonstown Golf Club on Thursday May 29th 2014. Teams of Four with 6 Team prizes including Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin prizes. There will Refreshments and a 4 course luncheon/dinner on completion of round and the price is €600 per team. This will be one of our major annual fund raising events to continue support for the management and team as they bid for honours this year. All funds will be used to defray costs for looking after the team preparation for this year’s championship. (Note to be eligible for the main prizes, all team members must have GUI handicaps). Please email your team entry, to terry.bb.oneill@gmail.com . Tee and green sponsorship also available.

Meanwhile, the annual Tipperary Supporters Club Golf Classic takes place again this year in the County Tipperary Golf and Country Club, Dundrum, Co Tipperary on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd May. Please contact Joe Tuohy on jetuohy@iol.ie for details.WESTSIDE

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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club


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