TIPP SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 2 MARCH 2012

ALLIANZ LEAGUES
FROM TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN
Tipperary were defeated by Kilkenny by 2-17 to 0-15 in their opening Allianz Hurling League Division 1 game on Sunday last at Nowlan Park. To read reports on the match go to www.tippsupportersclub.com . Their next game will be on Sunday March 11 against Galway at Semple Stadium at 2.30pm. The Tipperary v Cavan Division 3 football league game will precede that game at 12.45pm. Tipp’s next football league game will be against Wexford at Wexford Park next Sunday, March 4 at 2.30pm.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB GET TOGETHER IN KILKENNY
The Tipperary Supporters Club special get together for members in very welcoming Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny immediately after last Sunday’s match was enjoyable in spite of the bad result. Members enjoyed complimentary finger food, tea and coffee and took part in the draw which had the following prize winners:
-Eamon Kiely won a Tipperary Jersey signed by the SH Panel
-Patrick Power won a voucher for dinner, bed and breakfast for two people at the four star kilkennypembrokehotel.com
-John Sheedy won a special “pink” signed Tipperary Jersey
-Paul O’Donoghue also won a voucher for dinner, bed and breakfast for two people at the four star kilkennypembrokehotel.com .
The event was sponsored by, and the prizes were kindly donated by, www.ryanmotorpower.com and by kilkennypembrokehotel.com . Please support our sponsors. A special thank you to Séamus Callanan who joined us to present the prizes. If you are staying in Kilkenny the Pembroke Hotel is owned and run by Éire Óg Annacarty man John Ryan and is located right in the centre of the city with free Wifi and secure car parking.
Please call the Hotel on 056 77 83500 or email reservations on reservations@pembrokekilkenny.com .
WATERFORD CRYSTAL CUP FINAL
From Tipperary GAA Scene
Tipperary will play Clare in the final of the Waterford Crystal Cup at Sixmilebridge on Sunday next, March 4 at 1pm. The game will be refereed by Colm Lyons of Cork. Their most recent meeting in the Waterford Crystal Cup was the 2010 quarter-final when Clare won by 0-17 to 1-12 at Borrisoleigh. The Tipperary team that evening was B Cummins; C O’Brien, D Fanning, P Curran; D Young, T Stapleton, S Maher; B Dunne (0-1), G Ryan (0-1); P Kerwick (0-2), H Maloney, P Kelly; P Bourke (0-1), J O’Brien, E Kelly (0-6, 0-5 frees), Subs: M Webster for Bourke (39), L Corbett for P Kelly (45), N McGrath (1-0) for Kerwick (48), S McGrath (0-1) for Ryan (56), P Maher for Dunne (60 + 2). Their most recent meeting in a Waterford Crystal Cup final was in 2009 when Clare won by 1-12 to 1-7 at Ogonnelloe. The Tipp lineout that day was B Cummins; C O’Brien, D Fanning, P Curran; B Dunne, C O’Mahony, D Fitzgerald; J Woodlock, S Hennessy (0-3, 0-1 free); P Kerwick, H Maloney (0-2), L Corbett; N Mc Grath (0-1), P Maher (1-0), P Kelly. Subs: J O’Brien (0-1) for Corbett (36), S Maher for Hennessy (49), W Ryan for Kerwick (49), P Bourke for Maloney (54).
MASCOT DRAW FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS
Tipp FM and the Tipperary Supporters Club have teamed up to offer this great prize to Junior Members of the Tipperary Supporters Club. A lucky Tipp supporter will be the special Team Mascot for the Tipperary SH Team at the Allianz National Hurling League match against Galway on Sunday 11th March. It will be played at Semple Stadium with the throw in at 2.30pm. The prize will include:
The mascot will be part of the Tipperary Team photo on the pitch before the match.
The mascot will be part of the photo with the two captains and the referee at the toss of the coin.
The mascot and family will have free admission to the match for two adults and up to 4 children.
The mascot’s name and photo will be featured in the match programme and in an announcement by stadium announcer.
The mascot will be special guest of the Tipp FM commentary team for their coverage of the match before rejoining their family at half time.
Entry for this great draw is open to all Junior Members of the Tipperary Supporters Club who have joined on http://www.tippsupportersclub.com/ . All those who entered this draw will be entered for any further draws for mascots this year. All you have to do to enter this free draw is send an email to juniors@tippsupportersclub.com with your name, address and age, club/school and the email address and phone number for your parent/guardian. The winner will be announced on Tipp FM and on www.tippsupportersclub.com .
EOIN KELLY INTERVIEW
To read the interview from the Irish Examiner go to
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tipperary-GAA-Sport-Fan-Page/166337953422682
DR. HARTY CUP FINAL
Commiserations to Nenagh CBS on their defeat by 2-14 to 1-10 in the Dr. Harty Cup Munster Colleges Senior Hurling final against Colaisti na nDeise on Sunday last at Leahy Park, Cashel. To read a report on the match go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie.
FITZGIBBON CUP
The Fitzgibbon Cup Universities senior hurling semi-finals and final will be played this weekend. The games will be played at UCC’s GAA grounds at the Mardyke, Cork. In the first semi-final on Friday, March 2 at 1.30pm Cork IT will play Limerick IT and in the second semi-final at 3pm hosts, UCC will take on UL. We wish all the Tipperary players involved every success for the weekend. Paddy Stapleton (Borris-Ileigh) is captain of the UL team and John O’Keeffe (Clonoulty Rossmore) is captain of LIT. Other current Tipp Senior Hurling panellists playing at the weekend will be Padraic Maher (UL) and Shane Bourke (UCC).
GOOD LUCK TO DROM AND INCH CAMOGIE
Good luck to the Drom and Inch senior camogie team for the All Ireland club final against Oulart the Ballagh of Wexford which will be played at Croke Park on Sunday next, March 4 at 2.30pm.
HURLING CHALLENGE FOR ZAMBIA
The Under 21 hurlers of Kilkenny and Tipperary will lock horns in a “Hurling Challenge for Zambia” on Wednesday March 7 next at 7.30pm under the lights at the home of newly-crowned All-Ireland Junior Champions St. Patrick’s Ballyragget. An additional honour for the Club on the night will be that, as reigning County Under 21 Champions, one of their own players will Captain the Kilkenny Under 21s this year. This match is another of the on-going fundraising efforts in Kilkenny CBS as part of the Zambia Immersion Project. The CBS has adopted what is known as the ‘WaSH’ Programme for 10 Zambian Schools run by the Christian Brothers. Eleven CBS students accompanied by 5 teachers will travel to Zambia for a 2 week Immersion working in the 10 schools. Three of the teachers involved hail from Tipperary; Principal Tom Clarke from Clonmore, Pat Downey from Boherlahan/Dualla and Paul O’Donoghue from Cashel, who is a member of the Tipperary Supporters Club committee. The fu nds raised will be invested in providing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene hence the acronym ‘WaSH’. Zambia is one of Africa’s poorest nations and basic facilities are often non-existant. Toilet facilities in the 10 schools are extremely basic and in many cases are just open’ pit latrines’. Former Principal of both Kilkenny C.B.S and Thurles C.B.S. and avid hurling supporter , Bro. Michael O’Donoghue is the driving force behind this project which strives to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene amenities in these centres of education catering for over 10,000 students. The Zambia Immersion Committee would like to thank both Under 21 Managers, Richie Mulrooney and Ken Hogan for their unstinting support in agreeing to this fixture and also to St. Patrick’s Ballyragget for providing their pitch on the night. Admission to the game is 5 euro and all proceeds go towards the financing of this worthwhile project. Why not come along and enjoy what should be an inte resting and informative game of hurling between two age-old rivals whilst making a contribution to the lives of thousands of young Zambians who are infinitely worse off than we are despite the recession we find ourselves in? Your support would be greatly appreciated.
To read comments from the two Bainisteoirí go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB TOP CLUBS
Based on 2011 final membership figures, we have compiled a list of the Tipperary clubs from where the greatest number of our members come. It is not a full list in that not all members provide a club affiliation. Is your Club in “Top 30”? We would be very interested in hearing from people in any club who would take even a small number of membership to sell among their friends and family. See contact details below.
Roscrea 146
St. Mary’s Clonmel 91
Thurles Sarsfields 82
Nenagh Eire Og 81
Arravale Rovers 64
Shannon Rovers 60
JK Brackens 56
Kilruane MacDonaghs 54
Cashel King Cormacs 52
Clonoulty/Rossmore 50
Borrisoleigh 43
Kilsheelan-Kilcash 42
Holycross/Ballycahill 39
Moycarkey/Borris 39
Lorrha and Dorrha 37
Sean Treacy’s 36
Aherlow 34
Ballylooby/Castlegrace 34
Mullinahone/Kickhams 34
Silvermines 34
Ballingarry 33
Borrisokane 33
Drom/Inch 33
Ballina 31
Boherlahan/Dualla 31
Cahir 31
Carrick Swan 31
Newport 31
Killenaule 30
Adult Members will get team announcements texted to them for all Allianz League and SH Championship matches so get your membership in early! See below for details of how to join or renew.
Tipperary GAA Scene
To read this week’s Tipperary GAA Scene go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie. It includes news on Scór Sinsir, Munster Coaching Conference, Doon CBS Munster C Football Champions and other news. There is no Westside Column this week.
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 John Coman, PRO and Membership Officer, 52 Hazelbrook Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W (087-9087105, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com ).
Please pass on this email to your friends.
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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