From Tipperary GAA Scene
Congratulations to the Tipperary senior hurling team on their 0-26 to 1-19 victory over Cork in the semi-final of the Waterford Crystal Cup on Sunday last at Templemore. They will play Clare in the final at Sixmilebridge on a date to be decided. It is not possible to play the game this weekend as Munster will play Leinster in the Interprovincial semi-finals. Thanks to the JK Brackens club for hosting last Sunday’s game in their usual efficient and effective way. To read a report from the Irish Examiner go to www.facebook.com/TippSupportersClub


The semi-finals of the M Donnelly Inter Provincial Hurling and Football competitions take place on Sunday next February 19th with Munster playing Leinster in both codes. The Football semi-final takes place in Parnell Park Dublin at 2:00pm. The Munster Footballers will be managed by Ger O’Sullivan of Cork. Ger was also manager of Munster when they last won the competition in 2008 when goalkeeper Paul Fitzgerald (Fethard) and substitute Robbie Costigan (Cahir) were part of the Munster team. Just 22 footballers from the Premier County have won Inter-Provincial medals with Munster as follows – 1927 (Bill Grant, Martin Shanahan and Jim Doran), 1931 (Tommy O’Keeffe), 1941 (Jim Williams), 1946 (Jim Williams, Mick Cahill, Dick Slater and Sean Cleary, 1948 (Mick Cahill), 1949 (Mick Cahill, Packie Brennan and Tom Keane), 1972 (Dinny Burke and Michael “Babs” Keating), 1975 (Eddie Webster, Sean Kearney and Jim Kehoe), 1976 (Eddie Webster), 1978 (Gene McGrath and Vincent O’Donnell), 1981 (Harry Mulhaire), 1982 (Gene McGrath), 1999 (Peter Lambert and Declan Browne), 2008 (Paul Fitzgerald and Robbie Costigan).

The Hurling semi-final is fixed for Nowlan Park Kilkenny at 2:00pm, also on Sunday. Liam Sheedy is the Munster manager aided by Eamon O’Shea who is coach to the team. Munster last won the title in 2007 captained by John Mullane (Waterford) with full-back Declan Fanning (Killenaule), wing-forward Shane McGrath (Ballinahinch) and corner-forward Lar Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields). Gerry Kennedy (Killenaule) and Conor O’Mahony (Newport) were involved in the 2007 semi-final. 12 Tipperary hurlers have captained Munster to Inter-Provincial honours and are as follows – Phil Purcell (1931, Moycarkey-Borris), Jim Lanigan (1938, Thurles Sarsfields), Bill O’Donnell (1942, Eire Og Annacarthy), Ger Cornally (1946, Thurles Sarsfields), Pat Stakelum (1950 and 1952, Holycross-Ballycahill), Sean Kenny (1951, Borris-Ileigh), Tony Wall (1959 and 1961, Thurles Sarsfields), Jimmy Doyle (1963 and 1966, Thurles Sarsfields), Mick Roche (1968, Carrick Davins), PJ Ryan (1969, Carrick Davins), Noel Sheehy (1992, Silvermines) and Brendan Cummins (2001, Ballybacon-Grange). For further information go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie .


The Tipperary Supporters Club 25th A.G.M. will take place at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on Wednesday 21st March 2012, starting at 8pm. All current members are invited to attend.

Any Nominations for Officer positions or Committee membership (and any Notice of Motion) should be signed by two members and sent to:

J Tuohy, Secretary, Tipperary Supporters Club, 4 Hillsborough, Model Farm Road, Cork to arrive on or before Friday 11th March 2012.


Well done to Nenagh CBS who beat Árd Scoil Rís by 1-11 to 0-13 in the Dr Harty Cup Semi-Final replay. To read reports from the Irish Examiner and the Limerick Leader go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie .

St Mary’s Nenagh lose narrowly in All Ireland Semi Final
Hard luck to St Mary’s Nenagh who lost to Loreto Kilkenny by 2 6 to 1 11 in the All Ireland Semi Final last weekend and to Seamie Morris for providing the update.

Congratulations to Drom and Inch who beat Killimor of Galway by 1-12 to 1-7 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They will play Oulart the Ballagh of Wexford in the final. To read a report on the match go ot www.tipperary.gaa.ie .

From Tipperary GAA Scene
Bhí na sluaite i láthair i Halla na Féile i gCaiseal na Rí ar an Domhnach seo caite ag Craobh Chontae Scór na bPáistí. Bhí iomaitheoirí den scoth ar an stáitse i rith an lae agus dhein siad uile éacht is gaisce ag rince, ag amhránaíocht, ag casadh ceoil, ag aithriseoireacht, ag freagairt na gceisteanna, ag aisteoireacht agus ag baint taitneamh as an ócáid. Ba dheacair a chreidiúint gur pháistí bunscoile iad such was the standard set by these young enthusiastic, energetic, lively bunch. The results were Rince Foirne: 1st Sean Treacys, 2nd Newcastle; Amhranaiocht Aonair: 1st Clonmel Commercials, Joint 2nd Portroe and Drom and Inch; Ceol Uirlise: 1st Sean Treacys, 2nd Newport; Aithriseoireacht: 1st Kilsheelan / Kilcash, 2nd Drom and Inch; Bailead Ghrupa: 1st Templederry Kenyons, 2nd Cashel King Cormacs; Trath na gCeist: 1st Loughmore Castleiney, 2nd Cahir; Nuachleas: 1st Moyne Templetuohy, 2nd Borris-Ileigh; Rince Seit: 1st Moneygall. 2nd Drom and Inch. Bhronn Seamus Callanan na boinn agus mhol sé na hiomaitheoirí uile as páirt a ghlacadh sa chomórtas. They all did their families, clubs and mentors proud. Ghabh Noel Joyce, Cathaoirleach Scór an Chontae, buíochas ó chroí le muintir Scór ach go háirithe an Rúnaí Máire Ní Bhaoill a dhéanann sárobair chun na himeachtaí a reachtáil. Bean an Tí ag an ócáid was Elisha Slattery who ably introduced all the contestants who took part in this great celebration of Irish culture. Maith sibh go léir a pháistí!

From Tipperary GAA Scene
Tipperary County Board extends its deepest sympathy to the families of the late Phil Shanahan and Eamonn Egan on their recent bereavements. Phil Shanahan played minor hurling with Tipperary in 1946 and won All Ireland and Munster senior hurling medals with Tipperary in the three in a row victories of 1949, 50 and 51. He also played senior hurling with Dublin in 1954 and 55. He won 4 National Hurling League medals in 1949, 1950, 1952 and 1957 and 4 Railway Cup medals in 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953. He won a county senior hurling medal in 1960 with Toomevara and will be remembered as one of hurling’s finest midfielders. Eamonn Egan was a native of Gortnahoe Glengoole and liver in Clonoulty where he was killed in a tragic accident last week. His brother is former Secretary of Semple Stadium Management Committee, Micheal Egan and his nephew-in-law is Tipperary senior hurling panellist, Timmy Hammersley. Ar dheis De go raibh a anamacha uasail.


Doon CBS have qualified for the Corn Phadraig (Munster Colleges Senior Hurling B) final next Saturday, February 18 in Cahir at 2.30pm and the Corn an Runai (Munster Colleges Senior Football C) final on February 25 (venue tbc). They will play Dungarvan CBS and Patrician Academy Mallow respectively. Tipperary representation on both panels include Sean Ryan (Hurling Captain), Russell Quirke, Kevin Stapleton and David Orr (all Cappawhite), Tom Fox (Eire Og Annacarty) and Andrew O’Brien (Sean Treacys). The hurling team is coached by Micheál Hassett (Moycarkey-Borris) and Diarmuid Carr (Golden Kilfeacle). The football team is coached by Thomas Lynch (Cappawhite) and Micheál Hassett. We wish both teams the very best of luck in the finals.

From Tipperary GAA Scene
It’s rare for this column to be congratulating Kilkenny clubs but this week we do. Well done to St. Patrick’s of Ballyraggett on their win by a single point over Charleville of Cork in the All Ireland club junior hurling championship final played at Croke Park last Saturdayevening. The reason for our delight at the Ballyraggett win is the involvement in the club of Roscrea native, Seamus O’Doherty who is also Secretary of the Tipperary GAA Communications Committee, a contributor of note to programmes in Semple Stadium and elsewhere, and a researcher for press packs and other publications. Seamus has also edited publications for Ballyraggett. His loyalty to Tipp is unquestionable but he will have taken great delight in the win of the club where he now resides and makes his usual notable contribution.


To read this week’s Westside Column go to www.tippsupportersclub.com. You can also read there this week’s Tipperary GAA Scene which includes news on Allianz Football League, Tipperary Clubs Draw, South Division Referees Awards and other news


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.


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.


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.


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


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 John Coman, PRO and Membership Officer, 52 Hazelbrook Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W (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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