Tipp Supporters Club Newsletter 20 July 2020

 

Dear Tipperary Supporter

FBD INSURANCE TIPPERARY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

From Tipperary GAA Scene byJoe Bracken, County Board PRO

Tipperary Co. Board in association with sponsor FBD Insurance were delighted to launch the Tipperary Club Championships in Semple Stadium last Friday. Following months of uncertainty as to whether games would be played at all this year, there was a tremendous sense of relief that action was imminent, albeit in much changed circumstances. County board chairman, John Devane, welcomed Michael Berkery and the staff of FBD present and thanked Michael and FBD for their continued support of Tipperary club championships. Michael in his address acknowledged the great partnership between both organisations and the wonderful leadership the GAA had shown during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Pictured below with FBD sponsors Michael Berkery and Maureen O’Meara are Clonmel Commercials players Ross Peters, Sean O’Connor and Conal Kennedy.

Pictured above are Sean O’Connor – Clonmel Commercials, John Devane – Co. Board Chairman, Michael Berkery – FBD Insurance and Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh.

Photographed above is FBD Insurance staff, Breda O’Donnell – Thurles Branch Manager, Kathleen O’Connor – Nenagh Branch Manager, Michael Berkery – Chairman of the FBD Trust, Maureen O’Meara – Head of Sales in Munster and Willie Phelan – Clonmel Branch Manager, with guests, Tommy Dunne and Lar Corbett, image left and with Sean O’Connor and Dan McCormack, image right.

TICKET ARRANGEMENTS

Due to Government guidelines, attendances at all outdoor events are curtailed at a maximum of 200, which must include all players and team personnel and match officials. While not ideal, it is a fact of life now as we continue to deal with the Coivd-19 pandemic. With that in mind we appeal to supporters to continue to stay safe and be mindful of those around you as together in our parishes, county and country we strive collectively to emerge from the Covid crisis and the restrictions imposed because of the pandemic.

Apologies to our supporters for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your co-operation. Please continue to check Tipperary GAA website and social media re updates on ticket arrangement updates for next weekend.

SEASON TICKET REGISTRATION

If you haven’t already completed your season ticket registration for the upcoming rounds of the FBD Insurance Tipperary Senior and Intermediate Hurling and Football Championships, the following is the procedure which is solely a registration process.

Register here https://bit.ly/2CyiWTF

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Government restrictions and public health advice, the number of people allowed to attend an outdoor event will be limited to 200 this weekend and up to an including the weekend of 8th/9th August at the earliest in line with Government policy.

It is important to note that the policy of no ticket – no entry applies and people are asked to please not turn up at a venue without a valid ticket. Every person must be accounted for and have an individual bar code entry for contact tracing purposes, should the need arise. It is vital and crucial that best practice is upheld and the system obeyed and cooperated with.

There will be a period for Season Ticket Pass holders to purchase tickets before they go on general sale. There a 3 types of passes which can avail of this opportunity. These include:

– Croke Park Club+ Pass

– County Board Club Match Pass

– County Board Concession Pass

In order to track attendance and have full traceability, all pass holders must have a ticket from the new online ticket system to attend all club fixtures this year and present this ticket on entry for scanning with their appropriate pass/season ticket.

The registration for this ticket must be done online.

Season ticket holders/pass holders will all get priority for a limited time period each week to obtain a ticket for their selected game once registered. Each Season ticket/pass holder can only attend ONE game per day.

When you are registered there will be a section on the Tipperary website for pass holders where users will login based on their registration details provided and then claim one ticket.

You will need to provide an Email Address, Phone Number and Name for your ticket for contact tracing purposes. Tickets will only scan once a day at the game that ticket is valid for. Tickets scanned twice will appear on the scanner and you will NOT be permitted entry. Please produce your ticket either printed out or on your phone along with your pass at the game to gain entry.

Each club will also receive a consignment of protected tickets which can be purchased by club members.

NOTE: This ticket registration system is not in place for either the Minor or Junior divisional championships at this time.

Finally we encourage you all to share this information as we want to sure that each season ticket/pass holder avails of this opportunity so we can cater for as many people as possible, whilst keeping each other safe at all times.

LOCKDOWN FUNDRAISING

Now that we are in hours of a return to action the officers of Tipperary Co. Board wish to congratulate all GAA clubs, ladies and men’s squads, who were wonderful ambassadors in their communities during the Covid-19 lockdown. Superb stories of fundraising achievements and challenges kept community spirits alive and active for the past 17 weeks or so. Outside of fundraising efforts, clubs and their supporters went on the front line to support the most vulnerable in their community which helped ease the burden of many. While we return to action, that work must continue as the fight against Covid is not over.

21 Tipperary GAA clubs and groups to date, through their fundraising efforts, have raised a combined overall county tally of €134,447.66, congratulations to all on the wonderful amount raised.

The charities benefiting by the fundraising are as follows; St. Vincent de Paul; Community Hospital Thurles; South Tipperary General Hospital; Circle of Friends; St. Martha’s Nursing Home & Old Folks Party; Relay for Rory; C.A.R.E. Cancer Support Clonmel; St. Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel; Pieta House; St. Conlon’s Nursing Home, Nenagh; South Tipperary Hospice; North Tipperary Hospice; Dean Maxwell Nursing Home, Roscrea; Carrick on Suir Meals Assistance Services; Nenagh Day Care Centre; Newport Day Care Centre; Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice; C-SAW (Community Suicide Awareness Workers) and Protective Face Masks by St. Ailbe’s School Tipperary Town.

If any more clubs have undertaken fundraising please let us know at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie and/or secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie

Outside of the above, congratulations also to four of our inter-county referees, Derek O’Mahoney, Fergal Horgan, Kevin Jordan and Sean Lonergan were involved in the Referees Championship Run for Pieta House which has raised €26,556 to date.

CÚL CAMPS

Best wishes to all our clubs and juveniles in the Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps which commence in Tipperary on Monday next, 20th July for six weeks to 28th August. Clubs, parents and especially children can now look forward to some much needed on-field activity. Understandably some clubs have decided not to host a camp in the circumstances, and that is very reasonable. Clubs that are going ahead are once again reminded that they should have in place all protocols around ‘Covid-19’ for which documentation has now been released to all clubs.

Please check the following links for updates

GAA Covid resources and latest information: www.GAA.ie or https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19

Health Questionnaire available at:  https://returntoplay.gaa.ie.

GAA eLearning Awareness Module available at https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/

Some important points to note are;

• Club coordinators and assistants should complete the ‘Covid-19’ online awareness course prior to hosting the camp and have certification printed.

• ‘Covid-19’ protocols around sanitation, cleansing and signage should be in place

• All coaching staff attending camps will have completed a rigorous training program to ensure safe and professional running of camps.

• All bookings for camps can ONLY be completed online.

• There is NOT a requirement to cap numbers, but clubs can arrange their own requirement with Games Development staff.

• Tipperary camps will have a policy whereby members of the hosting club ONLY attend the camp.

• There will be strictly NO exchanging of kits

• In line with GAA policy clubs are not entitled to run a camp prior to running a Cúl Camp

• Clubs who wish to run a camp after completing a Cúl Camp must apply for permission to the County Committee

Games Development staff will continue to liaise directly with camp coordinators. In the meantime for clubs hosting and participants attending we hope you all have an enjoyable and safe camp.

NEW TIPPERARY GAA CLUBS DRAW

The first draw in the New Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw will take place on Friday 18th September. The venue will be confirmed nearer to the time. All draw receipts have been posted to all members and each envelope will have included the following;

• Receipt from last year’s draw 2019-2020, plus a section to renew with their membership card for 2020/21.

• Draw brochure (Personalised where requested)

• A detailed leaflet with additional information on the New Draw date, plus different options how members can pay, and overleaf their clubs draw coordinator’s phone number to make enquires.

On a regular basis clubs will be sent a full list of payments received in Lár na Páirce office by post, bank card or on-line, and these will be credited to your club account.

All clubs have now received their Club starter packs for the new draw. If clubs need any extra documents contact the office in Lár na Páirce and they will get them out to you. If there is a change of co-ordinator in your club please notify the office immediately with the contact details.

FRIENDS OF TIPPERARY FOOTBALL

The Friends of Tipperary Football are thrilled to launch their new Euro Millions lotto syndicate offering all members 840 chances to win the jackpot for only €20. To join please visit our website www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com or ask any committee member.

Everyone who joins the syndicate will be part of a team who will share the winnings from every Euro Millions lotto draw over the duration of the syndicate and who knows, together, we might even hit the jackpot!

All funds raised will go directly towards the preparation of our inter-county teams from under-14 right up to senior as they seek to bring silverware back to the Premier county, in this the centenary year of Bloody Sunday. The effort that the players and management put into representing Tipperary is huge and they deserve all the support that we can give to allow them to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

The Friends of Tipperary Football Euro Millions lotto syndicate will purchase entries in all the Euro Millions plus lotto draws from September 1, 2020, to April 29, 2021. The winnings with be distributed as per the terms and conditions.

MRS ANNA MAXWELL R.I.P.

Our  condolences go to the family and friends of the late Mrs Anna Maxwell, who passed away recently. Anna’s husband Tom was a member of the committee of the Tipperary Supporters Club for many years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann

John Coman

Public Relations Officer

Tipperary Supporters Club

Supporting Tipperary Hurling

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