TIPP SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 22 MARCH 2013

ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE

FROM TIPPERARY GAA SCENE BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN

Well done to the Tipperary senior hurlers on their victory by 4-22 to 1-20 over Galway in last Monday’s Allianz hurling league game at Pearse Stadium. Tipperary will play Waterford at Walsh Park next Sunday at 2.30pm in their penultimate game of the round robin series. Tipperary and Waterford have met on 40 previous occasions in the Hurling League. Tipperary lead the way with 31 wins, Waterford were victorious on 6 occasions and there have been 3 draws. Waterford’s last victory was in the 2007 quarter-final at Nowlan Park. Their last league game in Walsh Park was on February 8 2009 when Tipperary won by 2-13 to 1-12. Their last 3 league encounters were all at Semple Stadium which resulted in 2 wins for Tipperary in 2011 and 2012 and a draw in 2010.  To read reports and after match comments from Eamon O’Shea and the players go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .

With two rounds to go in this year’s league campaign, any 3 of the 6 teams could still qualify for the semi-finals and none is yet clear of relegation fears so it’s very much all to play for in the remaining two games. Tipperary’s final game will be against Clare in Semple Stadium on Easter Sunday, March 31.

UNDER 21 HURLING CHALLENGE

Tipperary were beaten by Kilkenny on the score line of 1-21 to 2-15 in the under 21 challenge played on Wednesday evening.

ABBEY CBS MUNSTER CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Abbey CBS who won the Corn an Phiarsaigh Munster u15B title by beating Glanmire CC after extra time on the score of 1-16 to 2-12.

TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS C UB AGM REMINDER

The Tipperary Supporters Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 3 April in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin.  Please note the correct starting time of 8pm.  In addition to the usual AGM business, come along to hear Eamon O’Shea and Minor Bainisteoir William Maher address the meeting on their plans for the season ahead.  Tea and finger food will served after the meeting so come along and enjoy the company!  Beidh fáilte romhat.

ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE

It was a good weekend for the Tipperary footballers also and their victory by 0-15 to 0-9 over Limerick at Pairc na nGael on Saturday last puts them right back in contention for promotion from Division 4. Limerick still top the table with 8 points but Tipperary and Offaly are both in close pursuit with 6 points each. Tipperary’s next game is on Sunday next at Semple Stadium at 2pm against Leitrim.

 

CADBURY’S MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to the Tipperary under 21 footballers and management on their 1-17 to 0-9 victory over Waterford in the Munster under 21 football quarter-final last Wednesday night. They will play Clare in the semi-final on Wednesday March 27 at Semple Stadium at 7.30pm. The other semi-final will be played on the same night between Limerick and Cork in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Cork defeated Kerry by 0-14 to 2-7 in their quarter-final clash at Pairc Ui Rinn.

ALL COUNTY TABLE QUIZ

Thanks are due to all the clubs and teams who participated in last Friday night’s all county table quiz. Fran Curry and Tim Floyd did an excellent job presenting the quiz from the Tipp FM studios and thanks are also due to Tim and his hard working committee for organising the quiz in such a short space of time.  The local winners from will now go forward to the Grand County Final being held in The Dome, Semple Stadium on Thursday March 28 where the outright winning table will receive 4 tickets to New York.

TIPPERARY ASSOCIATION DUBLIN GOLF SOCIETY.
4 “GOLF GATHERINGS” FOR 2013

THE GRANGE 26TH APRIL –  SPONSOR DENIS CAREY (THE YELLOW HOUSE).

THE HERMITAGE 7TH JUNE – SPONSOR LIAM AHEARNE (THE PALACE BAR).

NEWLANDS   8TH AUGUST –  SPONSOR KIERAN O MEARA(RODY BOLANDS).

WOODBROOK 18TH OCTOBER  – OLLIE QUINLAN(THE BLACK LION).

NEW MEMBERS  WELCOME-CONTACT- MARTIN JUDGE 087-6189172

 

CLUB REFEREE CONFERENCE

There will be a club referee’s conference held in Croke Park on Saturday, April 20th 2013. The conference has a practical and useful programme covering a wide range of topics. Referees interested in attending should contact the Secretary of the County Referees Committee, Paul Stapleton for further details or email John Lonergan, County Referees Adminsitrator at refereesadminsitrator.tipperary@gaa.ie.

NENAGH SELECTED FOR HEALTHY CLUBS PROJECT

Nenagh Eire Og is one of 18 clubs selected nationally to participate in Phase 1 of the Healthy Club Project initiative, which was launched recently at Croke Park. GAA clubs all over the world already provide great health benefits for their players, members and communities alike. Yet there exists continuous demand from clubs for guidance in many areas relating to health promotion including: healthy eating and diet, drug and alcohol awareness, mental well-being and resilience development, suicide prevention and response, the promotion of health and wellbeing through physical activity, and activities for older and non-playing members. “The GAA Healthy Club Project aims to highlight and re-enforce the great work already being done by clubs while assisting them in identifying and responding to the most important health issues amongst their membership and in their communities,” GAA President, Liam O’Neill said at the launch. “This collaboration is an extension of the long-standing partnership between the Health Sector and the GAA through the Association’s ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention) Programme, and we hope this project will further assist clubs and their communities to respond to their health needs in a holistic way at grass roots level,” added Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health. The Eire Og club represented by Michael Geaney, Chairman Juvenile Club, Anne Kennedy, Secretary, Juvenile Club, and Jim Nagle, Chairman Senior Club. attended the launch in Croke Park.  Michael will be the Project Leader for this initiative in the club.  The project is being directed at national level by a Croke Park Project Team and Steering Committee featuring representatives from the GAA, HSE, National Office of Suicide Prevention, the third level education sector (DCU and Carlow IT) and the Irish Sports Council. Four Operational Groups will assist in its roll-out at provincial level, tapping into support and expertise at GAA Provincial Council level, Local Sports Partnerships, and regional Health Promotion units, plus their northern counterparts. The clubs will also be encouraged to reach out to their wider membership and communities in order to tap into some of the exceptional skills people have in this area. For more information,  check out details on the Healthy Club Page on www.nenagheireog.com.

SYMPATHY

Tipperary County Board extends its deepest sympathy to the families of the late Richie Horgan of Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams and Craig Walsh of Carrick Swans. Richie Horgan, who had a lifelong involvement with hurling and camogie, was father of Tipperary minor hurling selector, Brian. Craig Walsh, who played hurling and football with Carrick Swan was killed in a car accident last weekend. Ar dheis De go raibh a anamacha uasal.

WESTSIDE

To read this week’s Westside go to www.tippsupportersclub.com  .
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2013

Adult Membership in 2013 will cost €30 (unchanged since 2005). Each Adult Membership Card will be accompanied by a Tipperary Car/Window Sticker and a gift of a specially produced soft feel Winter Hat in the traditional Blue and Gold colours of Tipperary and featuring the Tipperary Supporters Club official logo. To see an image of this lovely gift go to http://www.tippsupportersclub.com. Adult Members will be entered in Ticket Draws for five pairs of stand tickets before each of Tipperary’s 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 receive regular updates by email on team news, match reports and events. In addition members providing phone numbers will receive text alerts with Tipperary SH League and Championship team selections.

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  . Supporters can join on line on www.tippsupportersclub.com  by credit card or debit card or with usual local sellers.  Membership is available from anywhere in the world and the membership pack will be posted to whereever you are.  On the website details are also available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help of members could join by direct debit. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Castleknock, Dublin 15(086-3580718, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com ).
Junior Membership is still free and Junior Members do not have to rejoin as their membership is carried forward from year to year.

Ryan Motor Power, the official SKODA dealership in Tipperary is again the sponsor of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme. Ryan Motor Power’s impressive showroom and forecourt facility in Powerstown, Clonmel showcases the full Skoda model range. Operating in Clonmel since 2000 the family-run business has developed an excellent reputation for value, quality and loyalty. Visit the Ryan Motor Power website at http://www.ryanmotorpower.com/contentv3/  or call 052 6180323. Commenting, Ronan Power, Director of Ryan Motor Power said, “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme and to represent Skoda here in Tipperary, particularly given the relationship built up between Skoda and Tipperary GAA fans. The Skoda range offers excellent value for money with fuel efficient engines and low road tax available across the range.”  The Tipperary Supporters Club thanks Ryan Motor Power for its generous sponsorship; please support our sponsors.

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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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