Dear Tipperary Supporter

All Ireland SH Championship Qualifiers
From Tipperary GAA Scene by Tim Floyd, County Board Secretary

The draws for the All Ireland SH Qualifiers takes place on this Mon June 23rd. All the Munster and Leinster quarter final and semi final runners up will go into the draw. Next Sundays game between Galway and Kilkenny will decided the eight and final team to go into the draw. So in the first bowl will  be; A: Tipperary, B: Waterford, C: Clare, and D: Antrim or Laois. In the second bowl will be A: Offaly, B: Kilkenny v Galway runner-up, C: Wexford, and D: Antrim or Laois. Once two teams are drawn out to play each other both will be placed in another bowl and a draw will take place with the first out having home advantage. Three of the four first rounds will take place on Sat June 28th whilst the game involving Kilkenny or Galway will take place on Sat July 5th. In the 2nd round of the Qualifiers the four winners from the first round will go into the draw with no repeat pairings if possible. The two winners of round 2 will qualify for the all Ireland Quarter Finals.
Munster Intermediate Hurling

Tipp Intermediate Hurlers played Kilkenny in Freshford last Sat evening in preparation for our third Munster Final in a row on Wed June 25th in Pairc Uí Rinn. Our opponents in the final  will be Cork, who were victorious over Clare last Sunday in the curtain raiser at Semple Stadium .
Under 21H Challenge

The Tipp U21 Hurlers played Wexford last Mon night in WIT and were victorious on a scoreline of 2-18 to 1-15. Clare will be our Munster semi final oponents on Wed July 16th in Ennis following their impressive quarter final victory over Limerick.

Tipperary Silver Jubilee Team

Croke Park will resume the presentation to the Jubilee team again this year on All Ireland SH Final Day. As Tipperary were the 1989 winning Senior Hurling team the panel members from 25 years ago will be guests on that day and will be introduced to the crowd at half time.
Co Hurling Championships and Leagues

Round (3) of the county senior hurling championship will go ahead before the divisions play the divisional semi finals as per the structure passed for the running of the championships last November. 
Meanwhile the finals of the county challenge cups will take place over the weekend of the 29th of June.
Johnny Ryan Cup: Nenagh Éire Óg v Toomevara
Jim Devitt Cup: Holycross Ballycahill v Moneygall
Dr Fogarty Cup: Clonoulty Rossmore v Burgess
James Holohan Cup: Éire Óg Anacarty v Loughmore Castleiney.
One Co Intermediate Hurling championship game goes ahead this Sunday between Moycarky Borris and Newport in the Ragg at 7.30.

Team Tipperary Race Day

Tipperary Co Board are offering a very attractive package for supporters to attend the Galway Races on Monday July 28th. For €150 per head or €1500 for a table of 10, the following is included; race admission ticket, complimentary car parking, race card, racing tipster, buffet meal and wine, reserved table for the day, tote facilities, prime view of the track and full bar facilities. For brochure and booking contact Co Secretary Tim Floyd (087-2591747) asap or view the brochure onhttps://tipperary.gaa.ie/team-tipperary-gaa-galway-races-july-28th-2014/

Munster SF Quarter Final

Our Senior Footballers played a useful challenge in Tullamore last weekend against Sligo in preparation for our meeting with Cork in the Munster semi final this Sat June 21st in Pairc Uí Chaoimh at 7pm. Tipperary have prepared well for this game and they deserve our support so we encourage as many supporters as possible to travel to Cork on Saturday.
The Regional Féile na nGael tournaments

The Regional Féile na nGael tournaments are blitzes involving County representatives at U. 14. Tournaments are Cross Provincial, and will involve 44 teams representing 19 Counties and will take place at 5 venues throughout the Country. 12 teams will participate in the Regional Féile na nGael in Thurles this Sat June 21st. These teams are: Midleton Cork, Dicksboro Kilkenny, Sixmilebridge Clare, Waterford; Garryspillane, Moyle Rovers, Naomh Eanna, Wexford, O’Loughlin Gaels, Kilkenny, Moycarkey Borris and Inagh Kilnamona Clare.
The 12 participating teams will be divided into 4 groups of 3 teams. Each team will play each other team in their group in a round robin system. Subsequently teams will be ranked 1 – 3 within each group. The teams ranked 1 in each of the 4 groups will play off in 2 semi finals and subsequently a final. Teams ranked 2 and 3 in each group will play off in a single cross over game against a similarly ranked team in another group.

Tipperary GAA Draw 

The 27th Tipperary GAA Members Draw commenced last Fri night in the Templemore Arms Hotel and it was once again a resounding success thanks to all our dedicated clubs and promoters. Silvermines GAA Club defied the Fri 13th myth by winning two of the four Skoda cars on offer. Siobhan O Brien Main St, Silvermines won a Skoda Octavia and Maeve De Loughrey won a Skoda Fabia with the club. Skeheenarinky’s Billy Ryan Mitchelstown won the second Skoda Octavia whilst Martin O Grady with the Moyne Templetuohy Club won the other Skoda Fabia. Pairs of Garth Brooks tickets were offered as incentive prizes and Moycarky Borris won the top promoting club with 547 members whilst Tom Ryan Portroe is the biggest promoter with 207 members. All members in the draws last Fri night will also be in with a chance of winning the €1,000 lotto jackpot each Friday until the July draw. These can be heard on Tipp Fm on the Tipp Today programme at 10.30am. Patrons can still pay €100 and be in for the other 20 car prizes in the 10 remaining monthly draws and 30 weekly lotto’s. Supporters outside of Tipperary can join on-line by logging on to www.tipperary.gaa.ie
‘Friends’ Golf Classic

Plans are being finalised for the staging of the annual Friends of Tipperary Golf Classic in Thurles Golf Club on Saturday July 19th next.  The ‘Friends’ classic is one of the great events on the sporting calendar in County Tipperary.  It attracts participants from all over the county and indeed from many adjoining counties to the famous Thurles venue.
Already the organisers are reporting keen interest in the classic in keeping with the huge turnout for the 2013 event.  The classic is a major fundraiser for the ‘Friends’ as it continues to support the preparation and promotion of Tipp football teams.  Enthusiasm is high in Tipperary football circles right now and the Friends are looking forward to massive support on their big day- July 19th.  
Fourball ball team-120 euro or tee box for 50 euro.  Participants can look forward to being served a tasty burger at 10th tee box. Time sheet is now open. Full details can be had by contacting (086) 2549154.

Tipperary Excel and Tullaun Castle

We have been asked to let you know the following information.

Tipperary Excel Arts Centre is delighted to announce Tipp’s Got Talent, a fundraising talent competition for people in the Tipperary area, which will begin on Sunday June 22nd 2014.  Organized in conjunction with media partner Tipperary Mid-West Community Radio, Tipp’s Got Talent is a competition open to solo singers, bands, dancers, comedians and any other talent across the spectrum. There is a lower age limit of approximately 8 years old. The competition will have a prize-fund of €1,000, to be divided between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The entry fee for the competition is €5 per entrant, be that entrant a solo performer or a larger group.  Contact Box Office on 062 81520 or www.tipperary-excel.com for further information.

Tipperary Castle.  We are doing a fund-raising to restore The Great Hall in our Tipperary castle, Tullaun Castle, and I was hoping your association would share the link for the campaign with as many people as possible please? All money raised will go into restoring this wonderful building.  You can see more about us on our Facebook page and our website www.tullauncastle.com


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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club


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